Using the "R" moniker on this Cayman distracts a little, when compared to the original R's in '67. Those were factory lightened racers, where speed really was lightness. Fiberglass doors, hood, bumper, engine cover. 20 built. I would have liked to see the Cayman R go on more of a radical diet, if they were going to give it the R badge. Still from what I've heard (a friend test drove it in the UK), it is a fabulous car. And I would love to have one.