Porsche Cayman

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

90
Priced From $67,500
MPG 22.0
Styles Reviewed
CoupeCoupe

Road & Track

03/08/11
2011-03-08
85
100

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Patrick Hong Patrick Hong 5.3 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

To emphasize the seriousness of the Cayman R as a sports car, it comes standard without air conditioning or stereo system. Porsche engineers lowered the R’s ride height by 0.8 inches, and added custom anti-roll bar and stiffer springs.

Edmunds.com

03/03/11
2011-03-03
89
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The Cayman is brilliant — arguably a better performance car than the 911. Yet in 2010, Porsche sold only 675 Caymans and 647 Cayman S models. Is the Cayman doomed to be the hairdresser’s car with a roof? We hope not, because the Cayman R is stunning to drive.

Car and Driver

02/25/11
2011-02-25
89
100

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Jens Meiners Jens Meiners 6.3 out of 10 2011 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The Cayman R is not a compact equivalent of the radical GT3 RS—you could easily use this car on a long trip—but it is a better, slightly faster Cayman. The R imparts an instant sensation of man-machine harmony as soon as you get behind the wheel.

MotorAuthority.com

02/03/12
2012-02-03
89
100

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Viknesh Vijayenthiran Viknesh Vijayenthiran Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

Love everything the Porsche Boxster offers but wished it was a coupe instead of a convertible? Then the 2012 Porsche Cayman is the car for you, offering the same lightweight body, mid-engine dynamics, and powerful drivetrains.

CNET.com

11/15/11
2011-11-15
89
100

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The 2012 Porsche Cayman R is an excellent car for fast driving on winding roads, but in daily use it can prove a little uncomfortable.

Edmunds.com

05/31/11
2011-05-31
89
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2011 Porsche Cayman Coupe

For the 2011 Porsche Cayman, thrilling performance and handling more than make up for a cramped cabin and a price that can elevate quickly with options.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

02/02/12
2012-02-02
90
100

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Brendan McAleer Brendan McAleer Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

Fixed wing, big wheels, dropped stance, retro-lettered flanks – the Cayman R is a license to kill your license. In summation: it’s fast, it’s flawed, I loved it, so will you.

AutoBlog.com

03/10/11
2011-03-10
90
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The Porsche Cayman R has all the earmarks of the Total Package. If there was ever a proper cliche to be used, “telepathic” is it. Weighty without being cumbersome (à la Lotus Elise) yet smooth and frictionless. It’s – dare I say – better than the big boy 911.

Cars.com

06/21/12
2012-06-21
90
100

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Mike Hanley Mike Hanley 6.7 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The 2012 Porsche Cayman R is not an appliance; driving it is like piloting an oversized go-kart, and it offers one of the best blends of power and handling for the money.

New Car Test Drive

06/26/12
2012-06-26
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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G.R. Whale G.R. Whale Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The Porsche Cayman responds to driver inputs in the same manner as a race car but it doesn’t bounce over bumps or wear you out with an oppressive ride. It is comfortable, nicely finished, entirely livable in traffic and will accommodate your need for modern conveniences.

Motor Trend

03/10/11
2011-03-10
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

Porsche has built a better Cayman. Louder, lighter, faster, brasher, and featuring what might just be the world’s finest steering mechanism, the Cayman R is a diminutive dream machine.

New York Times

08/19/11
2011-08-19
92
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Lawrence Ulrich Lawrence Ulrich 7.3 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

No matter your driving skills, the Cayman is always predictable and forgiving, yet fast and sophisticated enough to satisfy the experts. This Porsche also feels bulletproof.

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