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2012 Porsche Cayman R (photos)

Porsche unveiled the lighter, faster Cayman R at the 2010 LA Auto Show.

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Porsche pulls the wraps off of a lighter, stronger Cayman at the 2010 LA Auto Show.
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The Cayman R loses 121 pounds versus the S model, thanks to aluminum door skins, carbon-fiber-backed seats, and door panels from the 911 GT3.
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The omission of the infotainment system also saves a few pounds.
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The rear spoiler from the Cayman aerokit is standard on the Cayman R.
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The R's door handles have been replaced by cloth straps, saving a few more ounces.
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The suspension has been lowered by 20mm, dropping the coupe's center of gravity.
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The 19-inch wheel and tire package from the Boxter Spyder grace the Cayman R's wheel wells.
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Black "Porsche" graphics and a front spoiler further differentiate the R from the standard Cayman.
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Expect the Cayman R to retail for $66,300 when it hits dealerships in February 2011.

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