Porsche Unveils The New Cayman R
Previously referred to as the Cayman CS, this model will lose 121 pounds and add 10 horsepower in the name of performance.
Powering the new Cayman will be a 3.4-liter six-cylinder motor that will develop 330 horsepower. All that power will be sent to the rear-wheels via a six-speed manual. Drop the hammer and you’ll hit 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds.
For that extra boost, Porsche will offer its PDK transmission that will drop the 0-60 mph time by 0.1 seconds. Add the Sport Chrono package and that time drops to 4.7 seconds.
To drop all that weight, Porsche engineers used a plethora of lightweight components, similar to the actions taken on the Boxster Spyder and 911 GT3/GT3 RS. Even the wheels are light, as the set of 19-inch rims that come with the Cayman R are the lightest that Porsche offers.
The new Porsche Cayman R will go on sale in February 2011, but pricing has not yet been announced.