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
To get there, the R deletes the aircon and radio to save 15kg, gains aluminium doors, lightweight wheels and CFRP bucket seats to save 15kg, 5kg and 12kg respectively, adopts a slightly smaller fuel tank and loses a few other niceties like interior doorhandles - replaced by GT3 RS-style fabric loops - and cup-holders to save the remainder. Most of which, incidentally, you can then option back in. If you also option a PDK gearbox - which weighs 25kg more than a standard six-speed manual - the R ends up weighing pretty much the same as a lightly optioned S. With only around 10bhp more.