Looked at several competing sports cars and selected the 2012 R. Being my first sports car and not all that familiar with them, it needs to be said that that the Cayman R lines appealed to me far greater than the 911s. And the price was a whole lot better than the 911. After a few months of driving this beauty, I can tell you I'm hooked. The harsher noise and feel of the R is appealing to me; a different experience from the others. Am anxious to really let this baby stretch its legs on the track in a few months.