2012 Porsche Cayman R |MotorWeek

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When introduced the Boxster based coupe for 2006, it was billed as a two seat sports car that was complicated, and less expensive, the fabled 911. But, by performance measure, it was a pure and Cayman sales took And, this year it even more ….

in the tire treads of the Boxster it both sheds some and gains some power. So, roll in the Porsche Cayman R.

like a prizefighter in the weeks up to a big fight, putting equal into bulking up and making this 2012 Porsche R both adds muscle and a few pounds in hopes to improve is already a tight, fun little So, we hit the track right away to see if it was well spent.

Off the line, the Cayman R hooks up and off the way only a Porsche can, on its way to 60 in That is indeed 8-tenths than the last Cayman we tested. Opt for Porsche’s PDK dual transmission and the Sport Plus and you can shave another half off of that.

In our 6-speed manual car, clutch feel is with lots of feedback for precise shifting throughout the that it takes to make it to the end of the mile at 109 miles-per-hour. Looks mission accomplished; but how much was lost and how much power was

Starting with weight, the R is 121-pounds lighter than a equipped Cayman S. Those savings come from about every part of the

On the interior, canvas pull replace metal door there are no steering wheel and no A/C, which didn’t it to many on our staff in this record heat. Sport seats are lighter and the Cayman R comes without a radio. But it can be back in, as in our test car, if the sound of Porsche’s flat six is not music for your ears.

A chunk of that weight comes from new aluminum which save 33 pounds. just part of the purpose exterior look of the R, which 20-millimeters lower than a S. Up front, the revised front features reworked intakes as as splitter-style lowers.

In profile, it’s hard to the Porsche side stripes or air intakes.

And out back there’s a fixed wing, as well as mounted dual exhaust and last but not least, a black R logo. The package is completed by lightweight alloy wheels Bridgestone Potenza tires.

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on to the power increase. The Cayman 3.4-liter flat-6 adds 10 in the R, for a total of 330. Torque the same however, at 273 lb-ft. lighter and faster, it’s to assume that the R handles a lot as well, and your assumption be correct, as insanely quick with tons of feel you psychic-like control over well balanced chassis.

It maintains an extremely stout and there was virtually no body-roll as we worked our way through our slalom We tried, but we really couldn’t anything to complain about. short 110-feet stops 60 are nothing to complain about

But, the peddle was like on a brick with next to feedback.

Driven on the street, the Cayman stiffer suspension is noticeable, but far being a deal breaker. Our had many more complaints the lack of A/C, then a rough ride.

Government Economy Ratings are 19-City and with the 6-speed manual. Our miles-per-gallon average on Premium is for this type of performance and makes for a lower than Energy Impact Score of of oil consumed per year, with a footprint of 8.5 annual tons of

As anyone who’s ever to lose weight by means of method they saw on TV can tell it usually costs a lot of money, and the results are not typical. The same can be about the 2012 Porsche R. Its base price of $67,250 is more than a Cayman S. In a car, that’s probably too for only 10 more horsepower, and less weight.

Well, the Cayman R is far from a typical car. It’s a better handling version of was already one of the best performance available. But, even appealing than that is the that comes along 2012 Porsche Cayman R. And makes this trip than worth the price.

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