Porsche sheds the weight off the Cayman R

Italian supercar maker Porsche put on show their latest Cayman R model recently at the Los Angeles Motor Show. If you haven’t already know, the R represents a list of high-end and top of the line elements which could range from responsive to refined and even racing. This is where you get the combination of these elements and Porsche surely does not disappoint. Of course, when it is labeled and branded under the Porsche umbrella, you can rest be assured that you will get a fast car, a high-technology model and one which focuses on performance.

It comes with a 3.4 liter, 6 cylinder engine that gets you up to 330 horsepower. The mid engine coupe is powered up through its 6 speed manual transmission gearbox. This is where this machine gets you from zero to hundred in merely 5 seconds and top speeds at 280km/h. If you are in for the speed, you can get to the century in 0.1 second less if you opt for the 7 speed Porsche PDK Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) which top speeds at 282km/h. To push the car to its limits, you would need to get the Sport Chrono package that reduces the time to another 0.2 seconds.

According to Porsche, the main priority when developing this model was to improve the performance, its driving dynamics of the 2 seater by tweaking the car’s weight. If you haven’t already know, the ‘R’ series was first seen back in 1967 in the 911R. Typically, this model is definitely lighter than any of its siblings and that has done wonders for the Cayman R while not compromising on its performance. The weight is also reduced thanks to its aluminum door skins and the lightweight 19 inch wheels. These are the wheels which are also fitted into the Boxster Spyder as well. Inside the car, you will get carbon-fiber sports bucket seats while you will also appreciate the side stripes with the proud words ‘Porsche’. Otherwise, you might also like the Alcantara leather upholstery, strap door handles and such. Don’t be too surprised though to find that some fittings and equipments have been omitted to keep the car lighter than the stock version.