manual or PDK, RWD
(with PDK transmission and Sport Chrono package)
/ 2,855 lbs
At the 2010 LA Auto Show, Porsche introduced the world to the
2011 Cayman R.
As the 'R' suffix might suggest, the Cayman R is lighter, faster
and altogether more sporty than either the standard Cayman
or the Cayman S.
The Porsche Cayman R is powered by a tuned-up 3.4-litre six-cylinder
engine developing 330 hp. In the standard Cayman R it sends
its power to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox
that propels the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.0 seconds.
Or there is the option of the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe
(PDK) that reduces the acceleration time to 4.9 seconds. For
an even faster sprint time, the Cayman R can be fitted with
the optional Sport Chrono package, taking it to 100 km/h (62
mph) in just 4.7 seconds.
The Porsche Cayman R's top speed is 175 mph (282 km/h) with
manual gearbox, or 174 mph (280 km/h) with the PDK transmission.
Its fuel consumption is 9.7 l/100 km (29.12 MPG) with six-speed
gearbox and 9.3 l/100 km (30.37 MPG) with PDK.
One of the main goals of the designers and engineers during
the development of the Cayman R was to improve the car even
further in its performance, driving dynamics and agility through
methodical weight reduction.
The largest savings on the Cayman R were achieved through the
use of lightweight components and doing without convenience
equipment. Just like the 911 GT3/GT3 RS and Boxster
Spyder, an optional lithium-ion lightweight battery is also
available. In addition, the top-spec Cayman R is equipped with
the lightest 19 inch wheels Porsche offer. The complete rim
set weighs less than 40 kgs (88 lbs).
Visually the Porsche Cayman R differs from the other Cayman
models thanks to a reduction in ride-height - it sits 20mm lower
to the ground than the Cayman S. The Cayman R also gets a fixed
rear spoiler, black framed headlights, black side mirrors and
Porsche lettering on the lower section of the doors.
Similar and related vehicles:
Porsche Cayman S (2010)
Porsche Cayman S (2006)
Porsche Cayman S (2007)
Porsche Cayman S Sport (2009)
Porsche Cayman S Porsche Design
Porsche Boxster Spyder (2010)
Porsche Boxster S
Porsche Boxster SportDesign Package