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The Cayman has been the recipient of a number of awards, including: Automobile — All-Star 2007, Best Sports Car 2006 Car and Driver — One of the 10 Best Cars 2007-2009 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) — World Performance Car of the Year 2006 Top Gear — Sports Car of the Year 2005 Auto Express – Greatest Drives & Best Sporting Car 2007 & 2006 Frankfurt Motor Show – Autoweek Editors’ Best in Show 2005 Playboy Magazine – Car of the Year 2006 J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study, Best Compact Premium Sporty Cars 2006 J.D. Power’s Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study, Best Compact Premium Sporty Cars 2007 & 2006 Wheels Automotive Design Awards, Best Exterior 2006 Car Plus Magazine Car of the Year Award, Best Sports Car 2006 Motor Trend, Best Driver’s Car 2009
The Cayman R was introduced in 2011, and is based on a 2009 Cayman S. It features a new body kit, new 19 inch lightweight wheels, lighter aluminium doors, lighter bucket seats, and together with the removal of the radio, storage compartments, air-conditioners and door handles, the Cayman R weighs in at 54.8 kilograms (121 lb) less than a Cayman S. With the help of the new sports suspensions, the Cayman R is 20 mm (0.8 in) lower than a Cayman S. The engine is a 3.4-litre flat six Direct Fuel Injection DFI boxer engine which produces 330 hp (246 kW). The standard Cayman R can achieve 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, and with the optional 7-speed PDK dual clutch transmission and the Sport Chrono package, it can achieve 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The Cayman R with the manual transmission can reach the top speed of 175 mph (282 km/h), and 174 mph (280 km/h) with the PDK.
The Porsche Cayman R made its world debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show on 17 November 2010.