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 WHO IS…WALTER RÖHRL
 
This is supposed to be a regular piece about Motoring Icons who would have hopefully at least a tenuous link somewhere in history with Porsche.  However unless you keep a keen eye on the latest Nurburgring lap times or are a Porsche fan, you’ve probably not heard much of this chap and so household name he isn’t.  But in the Porsche world he is very well known, the question is why and where’s he come from….who is Walter Röhrl? 
 
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Recommendations for aftermarket Sat Nav and head unit for Gen1 Cayman

Hi
 
Just bought my first Porsche, Cayman S Gen 1.
 
As the car does not have a sat nav fitted I am looking to fit an aftermarket unit, radio/sat nav/blue tooth. May be a dumb question but does the Cayman have a single or double DIN arrangement, also appreciate recommendations on what unit to go for.
 
Cheers
 
Steve
 
 
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For the last few weeks I have been strapping my suitcase (5 days worth of clothes, wash tackle, and laptop + necessary stuff for living) to the passenger seat as my current suitcase is too big for the bonnet or the boot.  Heaven help us if me and La Girlf decides to go away for a week.
 
Most of the cases I have looked at have shopping trolley wheels which take up valuable (and limited) boot/bonnet space.
 
Does anyone have a favourite brand and size when it comes to packing him and his significant other on hols?
 
And with a faint twist of irony the Porsche Design cases are too large also...
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Its that time of year when I subject you all to my thoughts, reminisce on the previous 12 months and contemplate the next 12.  
 
Its a little over two years now since the club was born and since then I genuinely believe there have been some significant milestones reached and the club has grown both in member numbers (nearly 1,000) and in reputation.  We've been approached by one or two car magazines now to assist with features and input to relevant editorial pieces.  We've developed relationships with a number of well know Porsche indys some who offer to host our club meets, and the Super Sausage loves us more than the Honda owners club! (source: @Beanoir).  
 
All of these are great achievements which many of you have helped to contribute towards, so thank you. 
 
The Admin and Moderation team constantly work hard to ensure that the website, social media platforms and forum is kept running smoothly.  We do rely on members to alert us to issues particularly relating to the general performance of the website, some of you (@DJMC) are particularly efficient at such matters - i'm sure i'd be far less busy without you .  We try to correct the issues raised, but some of a more technical nature can often keep us scratching our heads with little in the way of solutions being found for months on end.  Keeping a website going can be a mine field of jargon and tech sometimes! 
 
Big thanks to @Andy this year for keeping up with Mod duties and helping out with the social media stuff whilst dealing with the fun of fatherhood, i'm sure 2018 will bring a better balance of sleep vs. semi functional human existence!   
 
Next year we'll be focusing more on getting out there, more regular local meets and more representation at national events.  Its great when members offer real support for the club and our presence at Beaulieu this summer wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for @Nail it taking on the job of arranging our spot at the show - huge thanks Duncan!  The meet at RPM Technik in January promises to be a great venue with the guys there really rolling out the red carpet for us, so it would be really great to see a good turnout, looking forward to that.  
 
I encourage every member who wants to contribute to come forward with feedback, ideas and spare time, we'll consider most things!  
 
Christmas is very nearly upon us, so I wish you all and your families a very merry Christmas.  Enjoy the down time and in between; in the words of a famous Porsche guru, "Get Out and Drive"
 
Cheers!
The OC Team 
 
 
 
 
 
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Does anyone run winter tyres/wheels?
 
I  use my R most days and in the last few weeks it’s got away from me a couple of times. Nothing major but enough to make me opt for the backup vehicle as an option when it’s cold/icy. 
 
So so the question is, winter 19”s or do it properly and come down an inch on rim size?
 
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The guys at RPM Technik have kindly offered to host a Cayman OC meet at their HQ!
 
We will be treated to breakfast (Bacon rolls and drinks), a guided tour of their premises and workshops, various cars on display including their latest CSR Cayman and the RPM GT4, a guest speaker with a Q&A session.   
 
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:
9:00 - Breakfast
10:00 - Guided Tour of RPM
10:45 - Guest Speaker 
12noon - Finish
 
Date: Sunday 14th January 2018
 
Location: RPM Technik, Units 6&7, Old Airfield Industrial Estate, Cheddington Lane, Long Marston, Hertfordshire, HP23 4QR
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The guys at RPM Technik have kindly offered to host a Cayman OC meet at their HQ!
 
We will be treated to breakfast (Bacon rolls and drinks), a guided tour of their premises and workshops, various cars on display including their latest CSR Cayman and the RPM GT4, a guest speaker with a Q&A session.   
 
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:
9:00 - Breakfast
10:00 - Guided Tour of RPM
10:45 - Guest Speaker 
12noon - Finish
 
Date: Sunday 14th January 2018
 
Location: RPM Technik, Units 6&7, Old Airfield Industrial Estate, Cheddington Lane, Long Marston, Hertfordshire, HP23 4QR
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As the silly season approaches there tends to be 2 questions that everybody struggles to answer, one being the obligatory “what are you doing for Christmas?” (although in my house that question has been asked as early as June by the in-laws).  The next question that can often be tricky for the ‘person who has it all’ is “what do you want for Christmas?” 
 
So, we’ll try and make it easy for your dear other half/parents/children/work secret Santa – we’ve made a list for any Cayman fan to hand over whenever that question is asked!
 
Cayman T-Shirt - £15 (Amazon)
 

 
Any Cayman owners wardrobe would be ill equipped without at least one item of clothing paying tribute to our favourite 2 seater coupe. 

Get your Cayman T-shirt here
 
 
 
Porsche Boxster and Cayman: The Complete Story - £25 (Amazon)
 

 
We reviewed a copy of this book by Johnny Tipler last year and it contains much of what any Cayman owner would expect to read about.  The complete story…up to a point, but that shouldn’t put you off – just keep a look out for the next chapter!
 
Buy your copy from Amazon here
 
 
 
Cayman GT4 CS 1:18 Scale Model - £85 (GT Spirit and Amazon)
 

 
Once those Christmas decorations have been put away the house always looks a bit bare, fear not you could now have something to adorn your mantelpiece all year round….right?  GT Sprit make some nice scale models and this 1:18 scale GT4 is no exception.  Available to buy on Amazon
 
Buy your scale model GT4 CS here
 
 
 
Radio Controlled Cayman R - $35 (Various)

Whose life would not be complete with such a toy!?  Given the humble cost of this RC model, we think it represents a relatively faithful reproduction of the much loved Cayman R and provides for a good few hours entertainment chasing the pets around the front room after a few too many glasses of eggnog on the big day!
 
Buy your Radio Controlled Cayman R here
 
 
Project Cars 2 - £25 (Zavvi)
 

 
Project Cars 2 is not for the casual gamer, but for those who take their racing sims far more seriously (some take it very seriously!).  This edition brings a nice list of Porsche cars to the game, one of which is a 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. 
 
We're definitely fans of this one, see you online!

Buy Project Cars 2 here
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I'm wondering if I should hang about until after the release of the 718 GT4 or try and get myself into a 981 GT4 now.  I'm aware that currently prices are still inflated, but have come down a fair bit.  
 
Whats the view on how the 718 GT4 will affect 981 GT4 prices?  
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So, could this be the much anticipated 718 GT4?  With some familiar styling cues, GT4 sized brakes and back end seen on the Spyder it certainly looks like to could be. 
 
Perhaps the more important question is...which engine is wrapped up in there..? 
 
 
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Another month, another limited edition from Porsche, this time in the form of the 'British Legends 911 Carrera 4 GTS'.  One of three versions being released by Porsche to celebrate the successes of Porsche factory drivers Richard Attwood, Derek Bell and Nick Tandy, each is specified with a range of bespoke Alcantara details inside and subtle exterior stripes.  
 
The one featured here is the Sapphire Blue Metallic British Legends Edition and celebrates Porsche driver Derek Bell and his 1982 Le Mans victory.
 
Being built in very limited numbers, expect this to be as easy to get your hands on as Weinstein's diary.   
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
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Indy driver Dario Franchitti and racecar driver CJ Wilson got behind the wheel of the new 718 GTS models in the epic roads of Scicily 
 
 
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The 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
 
 
 
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Porsche 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. 
 

 

 
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KDH Creative have created a rather interesting look on a Cayman using a liquid wrap and which involves several layers of a rubber based productive to provide a more lifelike look than a vinyl wrap would.  The look has been combined with some classic Martini style graphics for a truly unique piece of car art.  
 
More photos and the artists website here:  http://www.kdhcreative.co.uk/#/porschemartiniratlook/
 

 

 
Photo credits: KDH Creative
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Take a closer look at this 356, nothing odd? Look again.  
 
Its looks like a 356, but just a bit wider, and much bigger wheels and a then there's that hump right behind the passenger seat...
 
It's a 356 body that's been lengthened and widened to fit over a 987 Cayman chassis. Created by the world renowned West Coast Customs, and it's featured on this week's episode of Jay Leno's Garage.
 
Ryan Friedlinghaus, the CEO of West Coast Customs, told Leno it took around eight months to build, and no expense was spared. All the glass had to be custom-made for this car and the bodywork is all steel.  A great job by the looks and all without any fibreglass, to top it off (pun intended) it has a removable hard roof! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A comparison....for a bit of light hearted Friday amusement!   
 
Tire Rack's Jonny Lieberman goes for a drive in his friend Derek Powell’s Porsche Cayman GT4. Why? Because Lieberman suspects the new Cayman S, in typical Porsche fashion, is just as capable as the top dog from the previous iteration of the mid-engine two-seater. The two hop into the brand-new, four-cylinder, turbocharged 718 to see if there’s any truth to Jonny’s Lieberman’s assertion. After coming to no definitive answer while blasting around California’s Angeles Crest Highway, the boys decide to take both Caymans to the Streets of Willow to see what pro driver Randy Pobst can make of them. Is the new 718 Cayman S good enough to beat and beat up on the GT4? Watch and find out!
 
 
 
 
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Porsche is understood to be “very close” to making a decision to go ahead with a successor to the GT4.
 
Porsche’s GT division brought us the 911 GT3 Touring package undoubtedly following the success of the Cayman GT4, and now we understand that something even closer to our hearts could be next.
 

 
“The GT4 showed us there was demand for a pure driving Porsche with a manual gearbox,” said Frank Walliser, Porsche’s VP of Motorsport “This theme of ‘pure and simple’ is a success in other fields too, like scrambler motorbikes and single-speed bicycles. People like simplicity.”
 

 
 
“A GT car drives like it does because all the suspension components are changed. And the investment has to be recouped with the price. You can’t downsize the idea of a GT car.”
The introduction of the 718 saw Porsche dropping six-cylinder engines from the Cayman in favour of four-cylinder turbo engines.
 
 
 
 
hints from Walliser that a successor to the GT4 is also likely to have six cylinders.
 
Watch this space….
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Who is Frank Walliser?

Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser joined Porsche as a mechanical engineering student in 1995.
 
With a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering specialising in combustion engines and technology management, Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser held the position of General Manager of Motorsport Strategies at Porsche from 2003 to 2008. As the overall project manager of the 918 Spyder from November 2010, he was responsible for the development of Porsche’s ground-breaking super sports car.
 
Walliser took over as the Vice President of Motorsport at Porsche on 1st October 2014. In this role, he is responsible for the worldwide GT motor racing activities for both the factory team and Porsche’s customer teams. He will also be responsible for GT production sports cars, while remaining as project manager for the 918 Spyder project.
 
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Recovering from the remnants of a nights sleep that resembled more of the type of nap one has on a commuter train and largely caused by the sudden onslaught of the British summer, i’m making progress up the A1.  I’m on my way to what promises to be an interesting day courtesy of an invite by CAR Magazine to assist with their first drive and review for the new Porsche 718 Cayman.  My condition will be improved I decide by adding fuel to both mind, body and car so afford myself a brief stop, however as I jump back in, one large Cappuccino richer I realise my mistake;  the car is not equipped to handle such luxuries, i’m in the Cayman R and it doesn’t do cupholders.  Still it should prove an interesting comparison for the new kid on the Porsche block whether that was the true intention of the day or not.

Story: Nick Cole
Photography Nick Cole/James Lipman
 

 
 
 
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Porsche is currently finalising the new GTS models for the Cayman and Boxster. The 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS are expected to be officially unveiled later this year at the LA Motor Show on 1-10th December
 
Both the Cayman and Boxster GTS are powered by a tweaked version of the 2.5-litre, turbocharged, flat-four engine. The motor is expected to develop 360hp, representing an increase of about 15hp over the engine found in the current Cayman S and Boxster S.
 
Spy shots at the Nürburgring have spotted the cars being tested and sporting a new front bumper and twin central exhausts. Besides this, the GTS-spec models will also feature the traditional GTS refinements, including suspension upgrades with electronically controlled adaptive dampers and a slightly lowered ride height.  Along with the PASM, both cars will also likely to get the Sport Chrono package.
 

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Congratulations to @Woodhouse  who was last weeks winner, and who's Cayman is now the proud banner picture on the Facebook group. 

This week I think we can keep it simple.. just post the best picture of your Cayman! 
 
Remember that you don't have to show an entire Cayman, so a chance for the Arty folk of you out there, or anyone with a camera and knows which was to point it, to get snapping pics and posting them. 

A reminder below on the rules:
 
Each week we will start a new thread for you to post just ONE picture of your PORSCHE Cayman... not the animal variety… If you decide to change your submission, then please edit the original post – duplicate submissions will be removed.   We may suggest a different theme or model for instance, but each picture will have a nod towards the car.  The members who's photo gains the most likes will be that week’s winner, if there is a tie break situation then staff will arm-wrestle over the one they prefer.. or consult the resident professional photographer. 
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Ok so it’s not a Cayman, but the new Porsche GT2 is an awesome machine and one we love.  
 

 
Whilst the fastest lap time of Nordschleife is not the only benchmark of a fine sports car, the achievement is impressive nonetheless.  
 
 
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