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
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2012 models 90
2011 models 89
2010 models 87
2009 models 91
2008 models 90

Rides Magazine

03/07/12
2012-03-07
94
100

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Alex Bernstein Alex Bernstein Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The Cayman R. It’s everything you never knew you wanted. This car is just made for driving, and that’s what owning a Porsche is all about anyway.

Bloomberg News

06/30/11
2011-06-30
94
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The conspiracy-minded among us believe there’s a good reason Porsche has never released a Cayman with an engine as powerful as the venerable 911 — it just might whip its more expensive uncle.

Popular Mechanics

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

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Ben Stewart Ben Stewart Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

If there were one sports car we could have in our own garage this year–at any price–it would be a green Cayman R.

Los Angeles Times

10/06/11
2011-10-06
92
100

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David Undercoffler David Undercoffler Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The Cayman R is easily the most raw, honest and condensed Porsche I’ve driven. It’s an homage, an oratorio to the days when sports cars were loud, uncompromisingly carnal articulations of testosterone that bullied you into driving fast and dramatically.

New York Times

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

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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.

MotorWeek

11/07/11
2011-11-07
92
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The Cayman R is far from being a typical car. It’s a faster, better handling version of what was already one of the best performance cars available.

Motor Trend

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

CNET.com

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

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

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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.

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