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Old 07-31-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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2012 Cayman R Test Drive Today

Oh Yes we did ! Porsche sent 8 2012 Factory Test drive cars to Sun Valley, Idaho today for a invitational customer test drive. My wife and I attended and went for our test drive in the new 2012 Cayman R. That 330 HP is sweet. The car was equipped with the PDK 7 speed. I would have preferred a stick, but what the heck, I could learn to like PDK if I had to. It also had Sport Chrono and Sport Plus and Sport Exhaust. It was dark blue with a silver stationary up high wing.

We like, yes we do.

Pictures as soon as I can figure out how to reduce the size and post.

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Old 08-01-2011, 08:28 AM   #2
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I rode in one at an auto cross a couple weekends ago.
Amazing car.
Big difference from my 98.

I wish GT2 seats weren't so expensive. They are awesome.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:15 AM   #3
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tell us more about the driving experience compared to your Boxsters.
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Must Have Pictures!

Sounds like a beautiful car.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:01 PM   #5
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It looked just like the one on the cover of the June 2011 EXCELLENCE magazine except for 2 things. It had a charcole color interior and Georgia plates on it. This copy had A/C, radio and Navigation display.

Those racing seats were actualy comfotable for our 40 minute drive. The racing seats only adjust fore and aft. No other adjustments. I would definately order with regular sport seats.

The driving experience was simular to our S in handling and ride comfort. We were limited in our test corse to a prescribed route and we had a Porsche factory person leading the caravan of cars. They let us romp a little, but we were told to keep it legal. Yeah right (several 100+ bursts) The extra 80 HP and TQ was definately fun. I have always wanted 300+ HP in the Box. It did bottom out on the rough spots more easily than the S due to lower stance and shorter suspension stroke. Over all ride quality was fine. We drove the same corse in the Box afterwards and I was Ok with the ride of both cars.

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