Published by Autobahn Buzz (Porsche Cayman R)The Porsche alphabet reserves the letter R for incredibly special sports cars: R for responsive and refined– yet most notably for racing series. The new Cayman R combines all these characteristics without compromise. The mid-engine Coupe is lighter and a lot more effective than the Cayman S and for that reason quicker and more efficient, and is made simply for driving dynamics. With its specifically adapted sports chassis, it offers a better handling experience well suited for the German Autobahn compared to the Cayman S.
Its specifications are:
Cayman R 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine with 330 hp (243 kW); rear wheel drive; six-gear manual transmission, optional seven-gear Porsche double-clutch transmission (PDK); acceleration 0– 100 km/h (62 miles per hour) in 5.0 seconds, 4.9 secs with PDK; full throttle 282 km/h (175 mph), 280 km/h (174 mph) with PDK; gas usage (NEDC) 9.7 l/100 km (3.43 gallons imp. each 100 miles), 9.3 l/100 km (3.29 gallons imp. each 100 miles) with PDK.
The main objective during the design of the Cayman R was to boost the two-seater also further in its efficiency, driving dynamics and agility with constant weight decrease. Generally, the car weight of the Cayman R was lessened by 55 kgs to a DIN vacant weight of 1295 kilograms ased opposed to the Cayman S. This suggests that the Porsche engineers had the ability to minimize the power-to-weight proportion of the Coupe with standard manual transmission to 3.9 kgs every horsepower, and the PDK variation has 4.0 kilograms each horsepower.
On the bodywork side, a further 15 kgs was conserved via the usage of aluminum doorways as used in the 911 Turbo. Light recreations container seats do not simply improve the vehicle driver’s edge assistance in bends, yet they additionally contribute to a further weight reduction with a saving of around 12 kilograms contrasted with the standard seats used in the Cayman S. The minimized doorway trim without storage space compartment and with doorway opening strap, shelling out with the instrument cluster cover and the cup holder in addition to a large selection of small actions round off the light in weight plan.
As for the 911 GT3/GT3 RS and Boxster Spyder, an optional lithium-ion light in weight building battery is also readily available. Additionally, the top model in the mid-engine Coupe is prepared with the lightest 19 inch wheels the entire Porsche program can easily provide. The 10 spokes are so carefully designed– but still very strong– that the total rim set only examines 40 kgs.
The Cayman R’s purpose and purist character could be seen at first glimpse. The extensive silhouette of
the bodywork, which has been decreased by 20 millimeters as compared to the Cayman S, integrated with the distinct fixed rear spoiler, the high-quality silver-painted tires and many featuring focus in both the inside and exterior makes sure an individual look. The external mirrors along with the “PORSCHE” lettering on the edge, the lateral air consumptions and the rear spoiler leading area– in distinguishing black or silver, depending on external color–, in addition to the black-framed headlights take layout cues from the classic Porsche auto racing automobiles.
Exactly this “PORSCHE” lettering was the trademark of the initial Porsche with the “R” classification, the 911 R of 1967. It was created for racing sport use in a little collection of 19 vehicles for a little circle of leading personal motorists and, certainly, for the business itself. The “R” was a prototype based upon the collection Coupe with a 210 horsepower Carrera 6 engine and, thanks to its lots of plastic components and incredibly sparse fittings, analyzed just 830 kgs. The 911 R displayed its stability and rate on the 84-hour “Marathon de la Route” on the Nürburgring in 1967, where Porsche utilized the race as an accept stamina test for a new collection component: Vic Elford, Hans Herrmann and Jochen Neerpasch won in a 911 R suited with the brand-new Sportomatic transmission. The successes cumulated. Entered into by the factory, the 911 R was also a winner throughout the “Tour de France” steered by Gérard Larrousse in 1969.
The Porsche alphabet reserves the letter R for really special offer sports autos: R for responsive and refined– but the majority of specifically for racy. The brand-new Cayman R pairs all these attributes without compromise. Specifically this “PORSCHE” lettering was the trademark of the very first Porsche with the “R” designation, the 911 R of 1967. The 911 R displayed its stability and performance on the 84-hour “Marathon de la Route” on the Nürburgring in 1967, where Porsche used the race as an appreciated stamina examination for a new collection element: Vic Elford, Hans Herrmann and Jochen Neerpasch won in a 911 R suited with the new Sportomatic transmission.