The Cayman R was a revelation when it entered the market. Building on Porsche’s brilliant mid-engine layout, the R featured lightweight options, more power and unique styling bits. They were immediately touted as one of Porsche’s most track-friendly offerings, and have been a favorite among enthusiasts ever since. Their prowess on track also means they have been a favorite among those looking to modify and improve the performance of their cars.
This particular Cayman R has received a host of upgrades aimed at improving on-track performance, and is currently for sale on the Pelican Parts forum here: http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-cars-sale/890942-fs-2012-cayman-r-peridot-green-excellent.html#post8875588
Since the car was built for track time, the owner decided on a set of our Rennline Rubber Grip Pedals with heel/toe throttle extensions, since this car was built before Porsche was determined to PDK-ify its entire lineup. Good footwork is critical, so our aluminum track mats were also fitted to keep the driver and passenger footwells clear for quick downshifts and so that the passenger can easily hang on for dear life!
The rest of the interior reads like a ‘who’s who’ of complimentary modifications; factory option carbon fiber seats, a Cantrell Motorsports roll cage, and Schroth 6pt harnesses keep the driver in place and safe. Girodisc rotors are fitted in the front while rears remain stock- Pagid R29 pads and Goodridge Stainless Lines increase braking longevity. Our friends at Tarett Engineering provided a set of their wheel studs so that the owner cannot literally drive the wheels off- a very real concern in this Cayman!
Finally, the car received a little dose of extra power. An OEM GT3 throttle body was installed on top of an IPD plenum to let the car take nice, deep breaths and Fabspeed provided their headers and sport cats to match flow on the exhaust side. A retune would likely unleash a few more ponies, but as it sits we are sure this Cayman scoots!
Between the thorough and well thought out list of modifications and a nice stack of paperwork pictured right in the for sale ad, we would say this could be a great buy. The Cayman R will go down as a purist’s favorite thanks to the 6spd manual, lack of weight-inducing extras and its in-your-face-styling, so if you want to experience one of the best driving experiences Porsche has offered don’t wait too long!