The Porsche alphabet reserves the letter “R” for very special sports cars: R for responsive and refined – but most especially for racy. The new Cayman R combines all these attributes without compromise. About 20 pounds lighter and with 10 horsepower more than the Cayman S, the new mid-engine Coupé from Porsche is designed for spectacular handling.
With its specially adapted sports chassis, it provides an extremely precise driving experience. The Cayman R makes its world debut today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new mid-engine Coupé is powered by a refined 3.4L six-cylinder engine offering 330 hp. In the standard configuration it transmits its power to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox that propels the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. In addition, there is the option of the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) that reduces its acceleration time to 4.7 seconds. For even more impressive performance, the Cayman R can be supplied with one of the optional Sport Chrono packages, taking it to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
When developing the Cayman R the main aim was to further improve the two-seater in its performance, driving dynamics and agility by consistently reducing its weight. Weight reduction is achieved through the use of lightweight components, less equipment for convenience. As for the 911 GT3/GT3 RS and Boxster Spyder, an optional lithium-ion lightweight construction battery is also available. In addition, the new Coupé is equipped with the lightest 19 inch wheels the entire Porsche range can offer.
The Cayman R’s purist character can be seen at first glance through its extended silhouette of the bodywork, which has been lowered by an inch compared to the Cayman S. The distinctive fixed rear spoiler, high-quality silver-painted wheels and numerous sporting highlights on both the interior and exterior ensure the individual appearance, Furthermore, black-framed headlights, black exterior mirrors and the “PORSCHE” lettering on the side in black or silver show design cues from classic Porsche racing cars.
The first models of the new Porsche Cayman R in the U.S. are expected to arrive in early 2011.
Posted: November 21st, 2010
at 9:18am by The Editor
Tagged with Porsche Cayman
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