The Porsche Cayman is available in several variants this year: the base coupe, the S trim, the speedy R trim, and the special edition Cayman R coupe. The R coupe has a starting $66,300, which is somewhat higher than other competitors in its segment (especially with added options and packages) - 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. The Cayman R coupe comes with many of the standard features seen in the Porsche Cayman S- such as a 3.4-liter flat 6-cylinder engine, a sport steering wheel(featuring PDK or not), lightweight sport seats, interior trim that matches the exterior paint job, and an additional ten horsepower. The R is essentially a stripped-down version of the standard Cayman S. The air conditioner and several trim pieces have been removed so that the vehicle can achieve more impressive handling, though it can be added back. Most of the standard Cayman's options are available for this Cayman variant, but the Bose audio system and other luxury features like ventilated seats are not. The R coupe also features a limited-slip rear differential, nineteen-inch wheels, and a lowered sport-tuned suspension.
Optional features and packages are readily available for just about any addition or customization drivers desire, but they can get pricey. These aren't as necessary with the R coupe as they are with the other Cayman models, however, because if you are looking at the Cayman R, you're probably more concerned with driving dynamics. If you're searching for value though, it's best to just stick with the base Cayman and Cayman S models. Unless a small power boost and slightly improved dynamics are important to you, you should find plenty of beauty and power in these less pricey models. That being said, however, the Porsche Cayman R is still one of our favorites in its class.