The Porsche Cayman R has been declared the UK’s Best Drivers Car for 201 after winning the annual contest run by Autocar magazine. Eleven cars were in this year’s contest; the McLaren MP4-12C, Mercedes CLS64 AMG, Vauxhall Corsa VXR, Renault Mégane Trophy, Caterham Supersport, Aston Martin Vantage S, Jaguar XKR-S, Lotus Evora S and the BMW 1M. The six judges said it was the Porsche Cayman R’s completeness, steering and ride that stood out.
The latest Porsche Cayman R is capable of 0-62mph in 5.0 seconds which is two tenths faster than the Porsche Cayman S. With the optional seven-speed dual-clutch PDK (Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) transmission and the Sport Chrono package, the exercise is reduced to 4.7 seconds. The Porsche Cayman R with the manual transmission has a top speed of 175mph and 174mph with the PDK.
Priced from £51,731 the new Porsche Cayman R is the latest model and third version in the Porsche Cayman range. Autocar’s editor-at-large and Britain’s Best Driver’s Car judge, Steve Sutcliffe, said: “the Porsche Cayman R’s steering is about as sweet as it gets and the ride is 150 times better than it has any right to be considering how little body movement there is when you’re really going for it. Right now this car is as good as it gets when it comes to pure driver satisfaction. And that’s saying something when the opposition is as good as it is.”