The Porsche alphabet reserves the letter R for very special sports cars: R for responsive and refined -- but most especially for racy. The new Cayman R combines all these attributes without compromise. 55 kilograms (121 lb) lighter and with ten horsepower more than the Cayman S, the new mid-engine coupé from Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is designed for spectacular road behaviour. With its specially adapted sports chassis, it provides an even more precise driving experience than the Cayman S.
The new mid-engine coupé is powered by a tuned-up 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine developing 330 hp (243 kW). In the standard configuration it transmits its power to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox that propels the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.0 seconds. Or there is the option of the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) that reduces its acceleration time to 4.9 seconds. For even more impressive sprinting performance, the Cayman R can be supplied with one of the optional Sport Chrono packages, taking it to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds. The new mid-engine coupé is capable of a top speed of 282 km/h (175 mph) with manual gearbox, or 280 km/h (174 mph) with PDK. Its NEDC fuel consumption is 9.7 l/100 km (29.12 mpg imp.) with six-speed gearbox and 9.3 l/100 km (30.37 mpg imp.) with PDK. The main aim during the design of the Cayman R was to improve the two-seater even further in its performance, driving dynamics and agility through consistent weight reduction. With a DIN unladen weight of just 1,295 kilograms (2855 lb) the Porsche engineers were able to reduce the power-toweight ratio of the coupé with standard manual gearbox to 3.9 kilograms (8.6 lb) per horsepower, with the PDK version weighing 4.0 kilograms (8.8 lb) per horsepower. The largest savings were achieved through the use of lightweight components and doing without convenience equipment. As for the 911 GT3/GT3 RS and Boxster Spyder, an optional lithium-ion lightweight construction battery is also available. In addition, the top model in the mid-engine coupé is equipped with the lightest 19 inch wheels the entire Porsche range can offer. The complete rim set weighs less than 40 kilograms.
The Cayman R's purpose and purist character can be seen at first glance. The extended silhouette of the bodywork, which has been lowered by 20 mm (0.79 in) compared to the Cayman S, combined with the distinctive fixed rear spoiler, the high-quality silver-painted wheels and numerous sporting highlights on both the interior and exterior, ensures an individual appearance. The black-framed headlights, black exterior mirrors and the "PORSCHE" lettering on the side -- in contrasting black or silver, depending on the body colour -- take design cues from classic Porsche racing cars.
Precisely this lettering was the trademark of the first Porsche with the "R" designation, the 911 R of 1967. It was created for racing sport use in a small series of 19 cars. The "R" was a prototype based on the standard coupé with a 210 horsepower Carrera 6 engine and, thanks to its many plastic components and extremely sparse equipment, weighed only 830 kilograms (1830 lb).
The new Porsche Cayman R goes on sale from February 2011.
New 2012 Nissan NV3500 12 Seater Van - In/Out Details [HD]
The Nissan NV (Nissan Van) is the first full-size van built for the United States and Canada, and sold by Nissan.
The NV uses the same F-Alpha platform as does the Nissan Titan full-size pickup, but due to the need for a flat loading floor it is highly modified and they end up sharing mainly powertrain pieces and some appearance aspects. The NV is also only available with rear-wheel drive, coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission. The NV is not targeted directly at the (mainly fleet) buyers of the Ford E-Series and Chevrolet Express, but rather at private users who have hitherto often been buying more comfortable pickup trucks. The V8-engined versions are electronically limited to a top speed of 100 mph (161 km/h).
New Aston Martin Virage V12 - In / Out / Driving [HD]
Beautiful, dynamic and prestigious, the Virage combines outright sports car performance with luxury, comfort and refinement. The front mid-mounted V12 engine's torque delivery provides outstanding performance, coupled with the car's inherent agility and perfect weight distribution delivering the ideal balance between outright sports car performance and trademark sporting luxury exemplified by modern Aston Martins. Aston Martin's revered hand-built 6.0 litre V12 engine produces 490 bhp (365 kW/497 PS) and 570 nM (420 lb. Ft) of torque and through its carbon fibre prop shaft, is mated to a six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission mounted on the transaxle contributing to perfect 50:50 weight balance.
All-New BMW 6 Series Coupé
BMW demonstrates its commitment to aesthetics and efficiency with the new BMW Concept 6 Series Coupé at the Paris Motor Show 2010.
All-New Lexus LFA - New Supercar from Lexus
LFA, the flagship for the F portfolio of Lexus performance models is the fastest Lexus production car ever built and delivers world-class design, performance, and cutting-edge technology. The LFA is only available as a two-year lease with the intent to purchase. Only 500 LFA will be built worldwide.
2012 Porsche Cayman R - WINDING ROAD Quick Drive
It's been a good month here at the Winding Road office. This week we bring you the 2012 Porsche Cayman R.
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2006 Porsche Cayman S A2335
If you're looking to lead a life of quiet solitude and inconspicuous silence, then it's best you look elsewhere for a car. The engineers at Porsche were not thinking to create a dime-a-dozen looking car when they created the 2006 Porsche Cayman S. If you're up to the experience, you can enjoy the excitement and attention that come with your beautiful new Black 2006 Porsche Cayman S, with xenon's, heated seats, Bose surround system, and automatic tiptronic transmission($3210 upgrade). With its undeniable styling and noteworthy Porsche engine power, this is the car to own and drive. It has plenty of brawn to go with its beauty. Let's see what else your new car has to offer.
EXTERIOR: The Black paint enveloping the car is absolutely gorgeous. The paint has no scratches, dents, or other major blemishes to speak of. It is truly beautiful. Complementing the sexy looks of the car is a very muscular 3.6L H6 engine with 295 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. Despite all this it still gets remarkable gas mileage at about 20 city and 27 highway MPG. Helping to add to the already sporty looks of this car is a speed-dependent spoiler and 18" Porsche wheels with tires in excellent condition. To help you see where you're going there are fog lights and also upgraded Bi-Xenon headlights ($1090 upgrade) with "coming home" function. The heated power windows are in working order as are the 2-speed wipers with delay control and heated washer nozzles. You'll also be pleased to know that your new Cayman comes with the remainder of its 4 year/50,000 mile basic and powertrain factory warranties. This car just visited the local Porsche dealership for servicing and is ready to hit the road with you behind the wheel.
INTERIOR: Porsche calls the interior color treatment Sand Beige. This great color fits well with the awesome exterior paint. The leather upholstery is very clean as are the matching carpets. There are no unpleasant odors or other issues. The car just smells clean and fresh. The clean and comfortable seats are full power( with memory driver side) for easy adjusting ($1500 upgrade). The seat are also heated for those cool days ($480 upgrade). The air conditioning works great and will keep you and your passenger comfortable in the heat and then can adjust automatically when you change the temperature($550 upgrade). We know you love to listen to music while you're cruising and Porsche has provided you with a great Bose Surround System ($905 upgrade) AM/FM stereo with CD player for quality sound. Some other great features are: adjustable steering column, leather-wrapped three spoke wheel with Porsche crest, trip computer, central locking system with remote control, HomeLink universal transmitter, cruise control, alarm system, rear window defroster, driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, and immobilizer system. Your 2006 Porsche Cayman also comes with factory books, original window sticker (see photos) and two keys with built-in remotes.
Top Gear testing Porsche Cayman S
The Porsche Cayman is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive 2-seat sports car produced by Porsche AG of Germany. First launched in the 2006 model year, the Cayman is a coupé derived from Porsche's second generation Boxster convertible. Like the Boxster, most Caymans are assembled in Finland for Porsche by Valmet Automotive (the rest are assembled in Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart, Germany). Porsche's Deputy Chairman, Holger P. Haerter confirmed that their contract with Valmet Automotive will end in 2012, and the Cayman's production will be outsourced to Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik of Graz, Austria. (Panorama, 2008)
Porsche Cayman R Sound with PSE - Start Up & Revs
Full HD 1080p Video By NM2255: Brand new 2011 Porsche Cayman R, in this new version Porsche has further developed the car by reducing weight (1350kg), increasing horsepower (330bhp) and raising agility and handling. Listen to its awesome engine sound with PSE, Porsche Sport Exhaust.
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Porsche Cayman S Coupe - What Car?
Read the What Car? Porsche Cayman review http://www.whatcar.com/car-reviews/porsche/cayman-coupe/summary/25487-4
The Porsche Cayman is in many ways better than a Porsche 911 -- and it's thousands cheaper. Brilliant.
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New 2013 Ford Taurus Limited
The new Ford Taurus is even more refined with better fuel economy, more technology, improved craftsmanship, enhanced design and sharpened driving dynamics, once again raising the bar among full-size sedans. Expected to deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency with the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost™ engine and expanding customer convenience offerings including active park assist and MyFord Touch™, Ford's smartest sedan brings even more technology to the Ford showroom. For the 2013 model year, the new Taurus SHO becomes the sportiest Taurus yet to wear the coveted performance badge. With its unique blend of the award-winning, fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine, enhanced driving dynamics and performance-inspired design, the new Taurus SHO shows it means business.