Car Porn: Porsche Cayman R

by Kay Layne

For those of you who wanted to lust over a more affordable vehicle, this one is for you.

Porsche Cayman R

Quick and sleek

Last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche debuted the Cayman R.

This two-seater carbon-fiber sports car is powered under the hood by a specially tuned six-cylinder mid-engine which kicks out 330 horsepower and 273 foot-pounds of torque at 4750 rpm. This rear-wheeled Porsche weighs in at 2855 pounds thus making it 121 pounds lighter than the Cayman S.

New lighter Cayman R

Side view of Cayman R

With its lighter weight, beefed up engine and PDK double-clutch automatic transmission this Cayman has a top speed of 175 mph and can zip from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

 

The 2012 Cayman R will go on sale in North America the beginning of next year for $66, 300 US.

19 inch wheels- Cayman R

Sitting on 19 inch wheels, this Cayman's ride height has been lowered by 20 millimeters

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