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.
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two engine variants: the eight-cylinder powerplant in the BMW 650i
Convertible produces 300 kW/407 hp, while a variant of the six-cylinder
in-line engine with BMW TwinPower turbo,
direct injection and VALVETRONIC --generating 235 kW/320 hp -- has been
developed for the BMW 640i Convertible.
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Created primarily with the US market in mind, the latest model in Kia's
design-led transformation employs a truly innovative Kia-developed
powertrain that promises to deliver exceptional hybrid performance and 40
mpg class-leading fuel efficiency. Arriving in Kia dealer showrooms early
next year, the 2011 Optima Hybrid is the brand's first-ever hybrid for
North America and uses a 'full parallel hybrid system' to deliver a unique
blend of performance -- acceleration to 62 mph (100 kph) in 9.2 seconds,
top speed 121 mph (195 kph) -- and economy, achieving a 40.7% mpg
improvement compared with a regular Optima.
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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).
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Porsche Cayman. There are cars that are faster, pricier and more aggressive looking
than the Porsche Cayman. But in strictly aesthetic terms few cars match the
sheer desirability of the Cayman's seductive shape. Essentially a
fixed-roof version of the Porsche Boxster, the Cayman transcends its roots
to become something distinct from and perhaps even better than the car from
which it was derived.
Before the Cayman came on the scene, the only coupe offered by Porsche was
the much more expensive 911. Combining a more accessible price with enough
comfort and practicality to serve as daily transportation, the Cayman also
delivers all the driving excitement enthusiasts have come to expect from a
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Porsche Cayman R Art in Motion 2012
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