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Porsche Cayman R (987) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1320 kg (2910 lbs)
Dimensions 4.35 m (171 in) long, 1.80 m (71 in) wide, 1.29 m (51 in) high
Wheelbase 2.42 m (95 in)
Power / weight 250 ps (247 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2010
Origin country Germany
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Submitted by gt

Performance

Top speed 282 kph (175 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.6 s
0 - 80 kph 3.4 s
0 - 100 kph 4.4 s
0 - 180 kph 12.3 s
0 - 200 kph 15.5 s
0 - 250 kph 32.5 s
0 - 60 mph 4.0 s
0 - 100 mph 10.2 s
0 - 150 mph 31.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.4 s @ 90.1 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s @ 110.0 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.1 s

More acceleration times

Porsche Cayman R acceleration graph
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FastestLaps  2y ago

That lap in video was plagued with traffic anyway. Especially that guy in GT3 who didnt move over, probably for fear of his ego lol.


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saxy  2y ago

He knows that BTG is 1.5km shorter than the 20.6km course right?


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FastestLaps  2y ago

Porsche doesn't want it to be :)


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SnipeR  2y ago

7'53 BTG with proof of evidence
https://youtube.com/watch?v=U3TQK4VNnmE

Indeed the Cayman R can be faster than this shit 8'06 timelaps


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BR2'  5y ago

@Poppy

Of course there reasons as to spend that much on the car, since my tases and attributes on the quality of a pleasurable drive differe from everyone, i cant say other wise, me personally, i like to have a bit of power oversteer, and a bit of tail happyness, tight, with being a bit loose, manual no aids, i like ABS though, and i like to sit low, My RX7 R has almost all those characteristics, but thats not why i bought it.

Why by the Cayman, if my RX7 "Could" be more enjoyable then a Cayman R, (And Faster) at half the price? there so many variables in a question/answer like that, EVERYthing(ABout) a car is almost completely objective.


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Poppycock.  5y ago

There's really no sense in spending hundreds of thousands more for a high end exotic ( Ferreri, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, etc) when you can get this Cayman R for around 70-80K well equipped.

I talking in terms of a car being fun / rewarding to drive.


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SilverP911  6y ago

cayman r gearing is tall... throw in a 3.77 r&p and watch this baby really perform!!


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phavyarden  6y ago

They are now developing a mid engine super car with over 600hp called 961 or 960.
http://www.worldcarfans.com/111092736945/2015-porsche-960-supercar-comes-into-focus---rumors


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Piorun  6y ago

Why Porsche dont make a Cayman Turbo with around 500 hp and 3.8 engine? Mid engine supercar is what Porsche need now.


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Wads  6y ago

I have a Cayman R on loan at the moment..... its quick in a straight line but doesn't feel stunningly fast, makes a fantastic noise (its fitted with sports exhaust option with "loud" button ;-) but where it really shines is its handling..... its easily one of the best handling cars I've ever driven!


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DeDe  6y ago

The conditions were great: air temp 19 Degress Celsius, track temp 22 D Celsius.
Thanks to its great traction and handling, the car managed cornering G-forces up to 1,35 G with the normal Potenza RE050 tyres. The 8.10 min time is 7 seconds faster than the Cayman S's time with the same driver.
Both would be a bit faster with PCCB.


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Viking  6y ago

Actually, if I were thinking of getting back into competition, the Cayman R would be my first choice for a track car. A mid engine flat six makes for a low center of gravity, and low polar moment of inertia. Normal aspiration would provide an easy to modulate throttle, without lag or excessive rushes of torque.


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Viking  6y ago

I agree the Cayman R should go faster with good track conditions. I compared it to the Cayman S and as expected it is quicker on all the other tracks.


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Apathy  6y ago

I would think it would be quicker too. The 08 Cayman S managed the same time on worse tires. Hmm....


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Dirtdickler  6y ago

I seriously doubt 8:06 is the best the Cayman R can do. That's a lot quicker than the BMW 1M coupe BUT it's the exact same time the Cayman S ran. The Cayman R is significantly quicker than the S on like every other track except the "Ring"? I'm guessing the conditions weren't very good. Hopefully it'll get tested again to show what it really can do. Surely it can break 8:00 minutes.


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DeDe  6y ago

Nürburgring-Nordschleife (20,6 km-layout): 8.10 min on Bridgestone Potenza RE050 and 8.06 min on Continental ForceContact semi-slicks.

Source: Sport Auto 10/2011


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Greasemonk  7y ago

Wow 0-200kph time is nearly as fast as Audi R8 V8 which has 100 hp more....in Germany we say Porsche Horsepower count double....think over it...or stay sceptical :)


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TheFrank  7y ago

As far as the numbers are concerned the regular ole Cayman S has ran 4.3 secs 0-60mph and the 1/4mile between 12.7-12.9@109-111 (Car and Driver, Road & Track, Motor Trend, Edmunds) depending on the source you read. So I see no reason why the Cayman R couldn't at least match those numbers.

The thing that really hurt the prior 06-08 Cayman S was NO LSD. Now that it's offered in the newer 09+' Caymans along with a 25hp (295hp > 320hp) bump it runs much quicker.

The new 09+ Cayman S and R don't need many options to run the times they've been putting down. Basically just the LSD. Both the 6 speed manual and PDK transmission are fantastic. The Cayman S has a RING time of 8:06 so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the Cayman R could do it in under 8:00 or around 7:55.


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benzsl  7y ago

0-200kph:15,5

Data come from AMS 5/2011:
Tests on RS3 ,1M coupe und Cayman R.


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w0o0dy  7y ago

@Georg: Price as tested 94.427 euro! stop making an ass out of yourself. Everyone knows its impossible to achieve the testumbers you claim with the 69k Cayman... And the current D8 210hp will beat the old times you provided easily...


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Georg  7y ago

@Wooo

LOL

the 4.6s are tested by sportauto on Bridgstone RE050A tires not semi slicks!!!!!!!
To make it for you even more worse the tested Cayman R was fitted with heavy aircondition, Nav and Radio system and was 90kg more heavy as stock!!!

Since what date we only use factory claims and not real world tested numbers? You claim Donkervoort tested numbers I claim Camyan R tested numbers!

The Cayman R base price is 69,830Euro including 19% TAX!!!!!

LIKE YOU did at the Lotus Evora S discussion I ignore the option list ...
YOU Ignored the fact that the Evora S who did the Hockenheim laptime was fitted with 30k Euro of perfromance options!!!!!!!


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w0o0dy  7y ago

@Georg: as before you are twisting facts.. Porche say the Cayman R does 0-100 in 5,0 and with pdk it manages 4,7 but only with the optional Sport+ tyres. Porsche puts that car on the market at 73k and that's without Chrono package and Ceramic brakes, that were most likely both on the car that did the laptimes... With those options the Cayman R cost 85K.
The price you quote for the Donkervoort D8 180hp is incl the 32k sportpackage and registration and preparation for delivery. The 210 hp Sport at 86k does 0-100 in 4,2...
Try the truth, it helps you in not looking like a unreliable fanboy and prevents you from getting humiliated yet again.


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Georg  7y ago

@wooo

you already lost the argument.. stop trying

the D8 180hp does 5.0s and 210km/h and cost 82k Euro!
the Cayman R does 4.6s (tested) and 282km/h and cost 69k Euro!
Cayman R quicker and faster and lot cheaper ....

The D8 180hp Widetrack(!!!) did a 1:13.1min on Dunlop semi slicks in late 2004

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thats slower than the Cayman R who did the laptime on normal Bridgstone Potenze RE050A tires...which are a old tire design ... I drive that tires since 4 years on my car...

a D8 180hp wide track on 2004 semi slicks is slower than a Cayman R on a old street tire design (mid 2000 if not older)

you failed


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w0o0dy  7y ago

@Georg: yes the topspeed is loww (bad 60's aerodynamics can only be improved so much) but the rest of what you write is mostly wrong. The 180R normally has 150,180,210hp not 240 although customer cars are built to order. The laptime is from 2001 so on pre-historic tyres and the new cars have different suspension and different brakes and even modifications to the chassis. Then there are the acceleration numbers: the 180hp does a 5,0 sec to 100 in tests, the 210hp does 4,1 (tested), Porsche claims 4,7 for their pdk Cayman R not 4,5. The topspeed for the 210Hp is 235km/h. Last, you quote a 2011 price yet use 2001 laptimes. Try facts instead of twisting things.


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Georg  7y ago

@WOoOdy

btw the 240hp Donkervoort 180R did a 1:14.10min at Hockenheim and a 8:10min at the northloop thats over 1.5s slower at Hockenheim and only as fast as the normal Cayman S at the northloop...
so you are incorrect the 180hp D8 does not stand a chance vs the Cayman R around a normal track...


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Georg  7y ago

@Wooody

the D8 180 Sport (5.0s 0-100km/h) is almost 0.5s slower to 100km/h and has only a topspeed of 210km/h.. 72km/h less than the Camyan R... it can only follow the first few meter..
The 86k Euro D8 210 Sport and race are a tick faster to 100km/h but have also a low topspeed of only 235km/h ... still ~50km/h less than the Cayman R


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w0o0dy  7y ago

@Georg: Even a D8 180Hp will keep up with the Cayman R till 200km/h and will almost certainly smoke the Porsche on the track. I guess you forgot it weighs less than 700kg. But anyway that wasn't the point. I commented on TheFrank saying "This car blows everything else away in its price range when it comes to being the perfect "driver's car"."


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Georg  7y ago

@Wooody

the Lotus Exige/Elise lack the power/speed... they are quick at lower speeds but not north of 125mph..even the most powerfull Exige is still nearly 40km/h slower in topspeed than the Cayman R and all are slower at the track...
Donkervoort DB8 the versions with the same perfromance of the Cayman R cost north of 100kEuro...thats 30k more than a Cayman R, the 180hp basic DB8 is already 10k Euro more expansive than the Cayman R...
Artega GT is close to the Cayman s but not the R... and it cost 13k more than the Cayman R...


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w0o0dy  7y ago

@TheFrank: You forgot a few.. Lotus Exige/Elise/Evora S, Donkervoort D8, maybe the Artega, Caterhams..


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TheFrank  7y ago

Very funny seeing how much quicker the Cayman is vs. all those 911's. Porsche should just scrap the engine behind the rear axle crap (911) and invest in making the Cayman what it is truly capable of. It's ridiculously obvious its Porsche’s best set-up car. I’m guessing they won’t for fear of screwing up their market, losing the 911’s > classic proportions

via no tiny back seat / rear quarter window and tradition. Then again I shouldn’t be complaining because you can get a Cayman for much less than then a 911 and walk away with the better car unless you needed a little back seat of course and valued straight line acceleration over everything else.

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