We are pleased to present this rare 2012 Cayman R factory press car. Introduced in 2011, the Cayman R appealed to track-oriented driving enthusiasts that demanded pure, unadulterated performance. After fulfilling its promotional duties in Salt Lake City, this Cayman R was sold to its first owner in Northern California before being purchased by its current owner in the Northeast. Reportedly one of less than fifty iconic launch-spec examples delivered to the United States, this is a true collector’s car. Now showing approximately 30k miles on the odometer, this stunning Cayman R is being offered for auction in great overall condition by its seller in Massachusetts.
This example is finished in signature Peridot Metallic Green, a unique color that was offered one year only exclusively for the Cayman R. This R features a standard aero kit, fixed rear spoiler, and lightweight gloss black 19-inch wheels that are derived from the Boxster Spyder. Factory Porsche graphics along the bottoms of the lightweight aluminum doors pay homage to Porsche’s historic racing cars while helping to distinguish this from a standard Cayman. All paint is said to be fully original and in great shape with the only flaw being typical road wear.
This Cayman R sports a lightweight black interior with Alcantara accents and green trimming throughout. This interior is stated to be in excellent condition, free of any unsightly flaws or imperfections. As a press car this Cayman comes with all the promotional weight cutting options including A/C and radio delete, however, a separate radio will be included in the sale. Standard lightweight equipment includes cloth door pulls and carbon fiber bucket seats. Accompanied by an $81,685 original window sticker, this Cayman R boasts the following factory options:
In addition to weighing around 120 pounds less than the Cayman S, the R produces 10 more horsepower from its naturally aspirated flat-six engine for a total output of 330HP. Power is sent to the rear wheels by way of a crisp 6-speed manual transmission while the Sport Exhaust system makes for an incredible soundtrack. The Cayman R features significant aerodynamic improvements, a lower center of gravity and a modified chassis with reduced roll-angle gradient. This car remains bone stock with the exception of a factory third radiator that was added to improve cooling during track day driving events. Up-to-date on all due service, this Cayman R is being offered in solid, ready-to-drive condition with complete records on hand.
The sale of this remarkable Cayman R will include full documentation, original owner’s books, and the original window sticker outlining this as a “press vehicle”. Also included will be a clean Carfax report as well as a clear title in the seller’s name. With less than fifty of these quintessential launch-spec models in the U.S., this represents one of the most special Caymans on the market.