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
What she doesn't know is that if it were down to pure rationale, there would appear to be very little point in the R. Compared to a standard Cayman S, it's a bit lower, a tiny bit faster, a smidge more powerful by 10bhp - though torque remains the same - has more downforce (15 per cent at the front, and 40 per cent at the rear) and a tad less weight. I'll admit that 55kg of weight reduction is significant in a car of this size, bringing down the total to 1,295kg, but probably not a deal-breaker.