R New Cayman is 55 pounds lighter and 10 hp more powerful than the Cayman S.
With the chassis built specifically for sport mode, offers a driving experience even more accurate than the Cayman S.
Power is transmitted in series to the rear wheels via six-speed gearbox, which allows an acceleration from standstill to 100 km / h in 5.0 seconds.
Optionally you can choose and gearbox Porsche seven-speed dual clutch transmission (PDK), which shortens the acceleration at 4.9 seconds. Cayman R becomes stronger in the sprint with an optional Sport Chrono package, with the help of whom it sprints in 4.7 seconds to 100km / h.
The maximum speed the new coupe with centrally located motor is 282 km / h at normal gearbox and 280 km / h at PDK.
Consumption in the NEDC is 9.7 l/100 km six-speed gearbox and at 9.3 l/100 km. PDK
With a curb weight of 1295 kg, Porsche’s engineers have managed to reduce the ratio between capacity and weight from 3.9 kilograms per hp, for the gearbox serial, and 4kilograms per hp for the PDK. The most significant savings were achieved by using lightweight construction components and by removing the equipment for comfort.
British journalists from Autocar pitted face to face a Porsche Cayman R and a BMW M1 Coupe, the competent opponent which has part of the Porsche Cayman R.
The video does not give grounds for assuming a strong and decisive result, the BMW M1 Coupe brings a visceral experience of driving the old model M, while it is relatively affordable. But Cayman R has in addition a certain delicacy, precision and style, the legacy of the years devoted exclusively to the motor sport.
Cayman R has in minus about 200 kilograms (1.295 kilograms) and 10 horsepower (330 hp) than the 1495 kilograms and the 340 horsepower of BMW, but this imbalance is much more exciting for the fight.
Although Cayman R has a closer power to the BMW and weighs much more less than this one, the Bavarian manages a little time to 100 km / h: 4.9 seconds compared
2012 Porsche Cayman R Gallery