17 November 2010 - 10:50
LA Motor Show 2010: Porsche Cayman R
Porsche has revealed a stripped out version of its mid-engined masterpiece at the LA Motor Show, and it's called the the Porsche Cayman R.
By ripping out lots of stuff inside, adding a smaller 54-litre fuel tank and using lightweight components, Porsche has shed 40kg from the Aussie-spec Cayman S, and upped power by 8kW to 246kW.
See pics of the Porsche Cayman R
This combination of bulimia/protein shakes has resulted in a 0-100km/h time of five seconds (0.2s quicker than the S), and 4.7 seconds with the marvellous but unnecessary PDK semi-auto box, minus the associated protein-powder wind.
The Cayman R gets the excellent limited slip diff as standard, lightweight 19-inch wheels from the Boxster Spyder, aluminium door skins from the GT3, carbon fibre bucket seats and leather door trim from the GT3 RS and a big Porsche side stripe. As you know, it is the side stripe that makes all the difference, while you can option another colour than Booger Green as shown in these photos.
It will go on sale here next autumn with a tag of $165,000. Add another $5700 if you want the PDK gearbox. Which you most certainly do not.
Still want that 911?