Porsche Cayman 987 R

Porsche Cayman 987 R: grey

The Porsche 987 is the internal designation for the second generation Porsche Boxster sports car. It made its debut at the 2004 Paris Motor Show alongside the 911 (997) and went on sale in 2005.

In 2005, it was joined in the range by the new Cayman fastback coupé (project 987c) with which it shared the same mid-engine platform and many components, including the front fenders and trunk lid, doors, headlights, taillights, and forward portion of the interior.

It was replaced by the Porsche 981 in 2012.

The Cayman R was introduced in 2011 as the pinnacle of the 987 generation. Based on the 2009 987.2 Cayman S the Cayman R was significantly lighter and came with additional power and handling upgrades.

Weight Saving: a 55kg weight saving was achieved with the use of 19 inch lightweight wheels shared with the Boxster Spyder, lighter aluminium doors from 997 911 GT3, lighter carbon fibre bucket seats from the 997 911 GT2, and with the removal of the radio, storage compartments, air-conditioning, door handles and rear wiper, the Cayman R weighs in at 54.8 kg (121 lb) less than a Cayman S. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system was an additional option available for the Cayman R.

Aerodynamics: There were minor changes to aerodynamics with the Cayman R, mostly coming from the use of the rarely selected Porsche OEM aerokit, introduced as an option in 2007. A carbon rear spoiler was added as well as more aggressive front fascia spoilers.

Suspension: With all new passive sports suspension, the Cayman R was 10 mm (0.4 in) lower than a Cayman S equipped with PASM, or a full 20 mm (0.8 in) lower than a Cayman S equipped with standard passive suspension.

Powertrain: The powertrain was a 3,436 cc (3.4 L; 209.7 cu in) direct injection flat-six engine that was rated at 330 PS, 243 kW (326 hp) at 7,400 rpm and 370 N⋅m (273 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,750 rpm. 6 speed Manual or 7 speed PDK automatic gearbox.

Performance: The standard Cayman R can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 5 seconds, and with the optional 7-speed PDK dual clutch transmission, it can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package offering launch control it can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds.

The Cayman R with the manual transmission can reach a top speed of 282 km/h (175 mph) and 280 km/h (174 mph) with the PDK.

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