Porsche Cayman R (2011)


The Cayman R introduced the lightweight concept to the already popular Cayman range.

Weight was cut by 55kg to 1295kg compared to the standard Cayman S, thanks to the use of lightweight aluminium door skins, carbonfibre bucket seats and RS-style door panels. In addition, the air-conditioning and stereo were deleted, and the fuel tank slightly reduced in size to 54-litres. The wheels were also lightweight 19-inch litres as used on the Boxster Spyder.

In classic Porsche style, power was tweaked just slightly over that of the Cayman S 3.4-litre engine, to give an extra 10bhp. Combined with the weight reduction, this gave a power-to-weight ratio of 255bhp per tonne (or 250bhp with the PDK).

This equated to a 0-62mph time of 5.0 seconds (4.7 with PDK and Sport Chrono) and a top speed of 175mph (174mph with PDK).

The Cayman R featured a fixed rear spoiler, black headlamp surrounds and mirror housings, plus retro-style ‘Porsche’ side decals.

Capacity: 3436cc
Compression ratio: 11.1:1
Maximum Power: 330bhp at 7200rpm
Maximum Torque: 370Nm at 4750rpm
Brakes: Front: 318mm discs; rear: 299mm discs; servo assisted with ABS; optional PCCB
Suspension: Front: strut located by a control arm, coil springs, antiroll bar; Rear: Strut located by one trailing link and two lateral links, coil springs, antiroll bar
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 8Jx18 with 235/40ZR18 tyres. Rear: 9Jx18 with 265/40ZR18tyres
Length: 4341mm
Width: 1801mm
Weight: 1295kg