New Cayman R takes to the mountains
One Balearic island, one new and lightweight Porsche, one very short night. What would you do?
Posted: 04 May 2011
You sit in the middle, with the engine close behind, and you become the pivot. This is no pendulous 911 - no matter how well disguised that car's dynamic shortcomings have become - and the Cayman R is genuinely small, reliably connected and utterly faithful. It's a Cayman with added salt and pepper - the basic meal is satisfyingly the same, but the flavour has been subtly and significantly improved. There are very, very few cars you would dare drive this hard on this kind of road, a road where a slip, or a snap of oversteer, would likely prove expensively bloody. The Cayman R is one of them. There are no surprises. Just joy.