The Cayman R introduced the lightweight concept to the already popular Cayman range.  Weight was cut by 55kg to 1295kg compared to the standard Cayman S, thanks to the use of lightweight aluminium door skins, carbonfibre bucket seats and RS-style door panels. In addition, the air-conditioning and stereo were deleted, and the fuel tank slightly reduced in size to 54-litres. The wheels were also lightweight 19-inch alloys, as used on the Boxster Spyder.

In classic Porsche style, power was tweaked just slightly over that of the Cayman S 3.4-litre engine, to give an extra 10bhp. Combined with the weight reduction, this gave a power-to-weight ratio of 255bhp per tonne (or 250bhp with the PDK).

This equated to a 0-62mph time of 5.0 seconds (4.7 with PDK and Sport Chrono) and a top speed of 175mph (174mph with PDK).

The Cayman R featured a fixed rear spoiler, black headlamp surrounds and mirror housings, plus retro-style Porsche side decals.

How to spot

  • Fixed rear spoiler
  • Black headlamp surrounds and mirror housings
  • Porsche side decals
  • Cayman R badging


Capacity: 3436cc

Compression ratio: 11.1:1

Maximum Power: 330bhp @ 7200rpm

Maximum Torque: 370Nm @ 4750rpm

Brakes: Front: 318mm discs; rear: 299mm discs; servo assisted with ABS; optional PCCB

Suspension: Front: strut located by a control arm, coil springs, antiroll bar; Rear: Strut located by one trailing link and two lateral links, coil springs, antiroll bar

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 8Jx18 with 235/40ZR18 tyres. Rear: 9Jx18 with 265/40ZR18tyres

Length: 4341mm

Width: 1801mm

Weight: 1295kg

Did you Know?

The R name was first used on the rare 911R of 1967. At just 830kg, this was the lightest 911 ever. Just 19 examples were built.