The 2012 Porsche Cayman R coupe is essentially a stripped-down version of the Cayman S sports coupe and is, at its heart, a true sports car. Distracting, heavy features have been removed in favor of better driving dynamics and sleeker options.
The Cayman R coupe is powerful. It features a 3.4-liter 3.inline six 6-cylinder engine (also available in the Cayman S Black Edition and achieves 10 more horsepower than the base Cayman S- up to 330 horsepower. The coupe's torque rating, however, is mirrored exactly at 273 lb.-ft. It's a small increase in performance, but after review, we can say it does aid with straight-line performance.
This coupe is fast: with a top speed of 173 mph with its manual transmission and 172 mph for its PDK transmission versions, as well as a zero-to-sixty time of just over five seconds with the standard transmission and 4.8 seconds for the same sprint when equipped with the PDK gearbox, it leaves all other drivers in the dust.
The Cayman R luxury coupe features excellent driving dynamics. It features the fantastic 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission.
At a starting MSRP of $66,300, the Cayman R coupe is priced higher than other competitors in its segment- such as the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the BMW 1 Series M, and the Audi TT RS. As luxury cars go, though, after review, it's certainly at the top of our list.
Space is tight in the Cayman R coupe. Though its seats are comfortable enough, taller drivers might have trouble fitting in this speedy luxury car. Drivers looking for more space should consider a Porsche Boxster Spyder or Porsche Boxster S.
Because the Cayman R was lightened for speed and handling purposes, it's also missing a few standard components- like air conditioning. Though it does have a climate control system, it doesn't work nearly as well as AC would.
Audible road noise and race-driven driving dynamics make for a somewhat uncomfortable every day commute.