2012 Porsche Cayman R
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The 2012 Porsche Cayman R was the first car to wear the R badge since the late 60s. A factory spec Cayman R is over 100 pounds lighter and has 10 more horsepower over the Cayman S but still seemed like a skip more so than a leap in performance. An absolute mountain of paperwork from parts invoices to service history go along with the car. The drivability of this Cayman R is surprisingly good, the benefits from the added lateral G force capabilities does not make it much more different than any other Porsche of this era.
This particular Cayman R was built, tested, and refined to make the “R” badge slightly more appropriate. This Cayman R has been further lightened with Sparco Seats and OZ wheels which allow for a larger than factory spec tire to increase front end grip.
The GT3 Brake Master paired with steel braided brake lines provides much more feel under heavy breaking. There is nothing to be ashamed of that this Cayman R has been tracked off and on during its life. Cosmetically the car presents itself well with very minimal chips or scratches throughout the body.
Sitting in the driver seat the wheel is not worn nor is the dash and other interior trim. Everything inside the cabin works as it should, the A/C is extremely cold, the speakers sound as new, and no annoying rattles can be heard while cruising around town.
GT3 Lower control arms were added to allow for 3 degrees of negative camber which has been aligned and corner balanced. The GMG Roll Bar adds rigidity to the chassis with Schroth Harnesses and still retains the factory belts.
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