1 pointThe guys at RPM Technik have kindly offered to host a Cayman OC meet at their HQ! Details to be refined but there will be a guided tour of their workshops, various cars on display including their latest CSR Cayman and the RPM GT4 and the RPM team around to chat about the cars. You will also be very glad to know that a cafe van serving drinks and bacon sandwiches will be open and serving. RPM will be opening up on the Sunday morning just for the event, for us, so can people please put their names down on the list so we can keep track of numbers for the day to ensure there is enough parking space on the day. Time: 9am-12noon Date: Sunday 14th January 2018 Location: RPM Technik, Units 6&7, Old Airfield Industrial Estate, Cheddington Lane, Long Marston, Hertfordshire, HP23 4QR More details closer to the time, but this should be a really good event to get out and beat the new year blues and blow away the cobwebs! For those unfamiliar with RPM Technik, they are a well known independent Porsche specialist and individually they are enthusiasts. https://rpmtechnik.co.uk
1 pointRPM Technik have revealed their latest CSR creation based on the 981 Cayman. RPM are famous for their track focussed versions of other Porsches, most notably based on the 996 and 987 but this promises to be an exciting addition to the lineup and offers potential owners a well researched and tested track focussed version of what is already a fantastic driver's car. The 981 CSR has been developed from track data gathered via testing at Spa Francorchamps and Millbrook Proving Grounds, and in consultation with former Carrera Cup and BTCC Champion, Tim Harvey. The 981 CSR includes the following list of upgrades and modifications; Engine, suspension and running gear CSR lightweight clutch and flywheel assembly sports exhaust system CSR Limited Slip Diff Custom design CSR low-ratio crown wheel and pinion to shorten the very long 981 gear ratios Re-designed front brakes which incorporate large six-pot callipers and floating discs Modified Ohlins coilover suspension combined with stiffer ARBs 19-inch HRE alloy wheels complete with Michelin Cup tyres full geometry setup, including ride height and corner weighting on the very latest Biessbarth geometry equipment Exterior CSR Aero spoiler, CSR rear diffuser and an uprated front bumper CSR driving lights CSR decal set Interior CSR rev counter CSR steering wheel CSR sill trims, racing harnesses re-engineered pedals to assist heel and toe downshifts CSR unique build plaque The 981 CSR is available to order now as a full conversion for £34,995. Off course as with all CSR models the conversion can be undertaken on a modular basis or it can be built to a customer’s own specification. We are looking forward to seeing and hearing more about the 981 CSR in January at the OC meet!
1 pointPorsche has created an all-electric Cayman, and its called the Cayman e-volution. The car has been on display at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Porsche's home town of Stuttgart. The Cayman e-volution is a one-off and was first developed nearly 2 years ago. This car has been updated with Porsche's Turbo Charging (PTC) system. The e-volution was created wth the intention of demonstrating how electric cars can still offer sportiness, despite dynamic disadvantages such as increased weight. The Cayman e-volution has a range of around 120 miles and can reach 62mph in 3.3sec – 1.1sec quicker than the current range-topping 2.5-litre 718 Cayman S, with the quick-shifting PDK gearbox. One unusual aspect to this Cayman is the four-wheel drive system (although not to electric sports cars), the car is limited to 120mph and has a 38kWh capacity in its lithium-ion battery pack which provides a range of about 120 miles. Porsche says the car is a hint at things to come and that it offers a flavour of what to expect from its first production electric vehicle, the Mission E.