Porsche Ups the Ante with the New Cayman R Model

The Porsche Cayman R made a big splash with its world debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show.  Positioned above the existing Cayman S, the Cayman R gets an upgraded engine, a range of weight-saving measures and a host of subtle chassis modifications.  The Porsche Cayman is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive 2-seat sports car produced by Porsche AG of Germany. First launched in the 2006 model year, the Cayman is a coupé derived from Porsche’s second generation Boxster Convertible.

In the tradition of quality and innovation set into place by the original Cayman S model, the R sends the brand into the performance future by stripping it down to its bare essentials, drastically reducing unneeded weight in favor of high output.  Beyond the weight savings, the R gains 10 horsepower on the Cayman S. The 3.4-liter six-cylinder develops 330 horsepower. Paired with Porsche’s semiautomatic gearbox, it can get the Cayman R to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds — though Porsche is famously conservative with its numbers.

Direct, incisive and with the sort of relentless urgency that has traditionally set apart all of Porsche’s performance-oriented models, the Cayman is a dream to drive, and was practically  made for Phoenix Valley residents who want to take advantage of all of the open space..  You can look for the 2012 R model hitting the showroom floors within the next year.  In the meantime you should head down to Porsche North Scottsdale to test drive the newer models of the Cayman S, and get a feel of the new trajectory of Porsche for yourself.

Porsche North Scottsdale
18000 N. Scottsdale Road, Phoenix, AZ 85054
(Near Scottsdale Frank Lloyd Wright off of the 101)

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