Porsche Cayman R revealed ahead of LA Auto Show debut [videos]

Cayman R edition is 55 kg (121 lb) lighter, sits 20 mm lower and comes with 10 PS more than the Cayman S.

Porsche will be introducing the new Cayman R model at the Los Angeles auto show today.

The Cayman R is a special edition which features performance improvements over the Cayman S model.

It is 55 kg (121 lb) lighter, sits 20 mm lower and comes with 10 PS (7 kW / 10 bhp) more than the Cayman S.

The Cayman R's 3.4 liter six-cylinder power plant has an output of 330 hp (243 kW) and a curb weight of just 1,295 kgs (2855 lbs). Those new features are good for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 5.0 seconds with the standard 6-speed manual gearbox. The optional 7-speed PDK (dual-clutch) shaves 0.1 seconds off that time. Fitted with the Sport Chrono packages, the Cayman R gets that number further down to 4.7 seconds.

The mid-engined coupé has a top speed of 282 km/h (175 mph) with the 6-speed manual gearbox and slightly less (280 km/h / 174 mph) with the PDK.

The Porsche Cayman R will be available as of February 2011.

Prices in Germany begin at €69,830, including VAT.

[UPDATE] Live video added to article.

 

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