The guys at Road Scholars have created something quite special this time, dubbed the 'GTR'.
Based on a 987 Cayman, it's been modified quite considerably including a custom widebody conversion, an enlarged 911 engine (4.2-litre), various GT3 RS parts (including carbon ceramic brakes), an exquisite-looking CAE ‘Ultra Short Shifter, a completely reworked interior and much more besides.
Watch the video and decide for yourself, but whether you love it or hate it there is no question it's been created and finished to a very high standard as you'd expect.
A Cayman GT4 has been donated to the Norfolk Police force by the Lind Trust, a charity which supports the development of young people in Norwich and Norfolk. According to research, young drivers are disproportionately represented in fatal and serious collision statistics with 61 young drivers having lost their lives and 504 having suffered serious injury in Norfolk over the past five years.
This GT4 will be used by police at events such as the Royal Norfolk Show and taken to areas where car enthusiasts gather as well as being taken to schools and colleges around the county to engage with young people. The campaign was launched at Norwich Cathedral just a couple of days after the deaths of three teenagers, named locally as Dominic O’Neill, Kyle Warren and Billy Hines, following a crash at Pulham Market on Wednesday night.
Simon Bailey, Norfolk’s chief constable, said the families of all three involved in the tragedy were spoken to before going ahead with the launch.
He said: “If they hadn’t given their consent it (the launch) would’ve been deferred out of respect.
“They do support what we’re trying to do and I’m very grateful that they are.”
Mr Bailey said the campaign came about after he approached city entrepreneur Graham Dacre last year because he was “really concerned” about the number of young drivers being killed and seriously injured.
He said: “Engagement and education are vital elements of the work on road safety undertaken by roads policing officers.
“We hope the car will act as a conversation starter, which gives us the opportunity to engage with people, but more importantly those hard to reach groups like young drivers, and offer practical advice as well as describing what can happen when things go wrong.”
Mr Dacre said he thought it was a “great project” and that the Porsche was a tool that would really engage with young people.
Source: Eastern Daily Press
Since it's now spring, we decided to have a bit of a freshen up and bring a more collegiate feel to the website with a new theme applied across the website and a few other more modern touches. So we can now unveil the new look CaymanOC.com website!
The main change is the landing page is no longer the forum, but a page of articles which so far have been populated by a few of our stories and with the help of Beanoir's blogging. We'll continue with this and if any members feel they would like to submit any articles for the home page then please send them to any member of Staff and we will have a read and stick it up for the world to see.
For those of you who use a mobile device to view and use the website and forums, you should find there is a big improvement in the way it works too - I certainly have.
The forum retains the same structure and is easily located on the navigation bar at the top of the page. Thats about it for now, but should anybody have any issues then let myself or @Andy know and we'll try and help your out (again website only please - we charge for health and relationship problems.
Porsche Cayman GT4 with Fabspeed Race Headers Screams Out a Memorable Drive
23 March 2017, 22:10 GMT · BY ANDREI TUTU
Not all that many people feel the need to improve a Porsche Cayman GT4, but, for those who don't belong in this category, it's reassuring to know that the aftermarket offers tons of solutions. The majority of GT4s drivers who take their Porschas down the tuning route do it for aural reasons and one of the most vicious-sounding setups out there comes from Fabspeed Motorsport.
The Pennsylvania-based developer offers multiple exhaust setups for the Neunelfer-engined Cayman and we're here to talk about the most extreme. This features a set of race headers, along with a vavletronic exhaust and we'll start with the first piece of hardware.
The catless long tube headers mean this setup is destined for play outside public roads. The goodie also works as a brief trip to the gym, for instance delivering up to 18 hp and 15 lb-ft of twist at 6,300 rpm. as for the low-end gains, the most impressive values come at 3,700 rpm, adding 27 hp and 38 lb-ft of torque - note that all these values are measured at the wheels, so they're between 10 and 15 percent greater than the crank horsepower numbers that are usually used to describe outputs.
On the weight reduction from, the custom setup is 10 lbs friendlier to the scale than the one it replaces and this is also a good moment to mention that the system is built of stainless steel.
All the tech details mentioend above are fine, but there's nothing like real-world experience to showcase the sharper attitude of the Porsche Cayman GT4 mentioned here.
And that's exactly what you'll find in the piece of footage below. This clip delivers a sweet GT4 drive, albeit one that takes place on the street.
However, note that the valvetronic muffler means that, at the touch of the button, the driver can make this mid-engined Porsche less of a screamer.
Out of the box, race drones are capable of speeds up to 75 mph and high-end, professional versions can exceed speeds of 100 mph. Add to this the fact that they have the instant on torque of 4 electric motors and they actually could compete with the likes of a 718 Cayman when it comes to acceleration!!
A fitting description of the Alps, the remainder of our time in the region took in some of the highest roads in Europe including a heady climb to the Col de la Bonette at c.9,800ft, here the air was thin, the landscape yet again baron passing the tree line and any relevant greenery and leaving it below us. The roads here are bereft of any safety barriers but what they lack in safety they more than make up for with driving thrills, long winding well sighted corners spread so enticingly over the landscape, pure heaven!
Heading further south in the latter part of the week saw the Alpine scenery change as a reflection of the more arid weather and here we find ourselves following part of the infamous Route Napolean and just spitting distance from the delights of the Côte d’Azur. Lower altitude means less ear popping and higher temperatures bringing with it some interesting textures and melting tarmac offering some obscure cornering dynamics, all part of the ride.
As our route turns north towards Dijon and beyond the roads flatten out somewhat and threat of the week drawing to an end. Not before a stop at the old Grand Prix straight at Reims though. Parts of the old Grandstand and buildings still proudly either side of the road emblazoned with the original sponsors. Even though a public road now runs arrow straight through where the track once was it still has plenty of nostalgia and air of days gone by, you can almost see the tail of Juan Fangio’s Alfa 159 disappearing down the track an image only partially deformed by the rising heat…today I watch a modern duo, Ferrari F430 and Mercedes C63, not a bad combo though I guess.
The return to UK soil has never felt like such a drop, and it literally is given where we’d been less than a day or two ago. Our week covered such a variety of landscape, plenty of terrain to keep even the most demanding of drivers and cars on the edge, the Alps really do offer some of the best driving roads in the world. Not only was the driving superb we were also in the company of 20 other amazing cars from all walks piloted by some great people. As for the Cayman, well 2,500 miles takes its toll. But now tucked up in the garage waiting for a replacement windscreen, I can’t help feeling she hears the jingle of car keys each trip out, the sign of a return to foreign shores to stretch her legs. We will return.