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  1. From the land of the rising sun has emerged a 987 Cayman like no other. It is often phrase head in Cayman circles "what if Porsche put the GT3 engine in a 987". Well, now its been done, and this time in a package which appears so thoroughly executed. Allow me to introduce M’s Machine Work's Cayman GT3. The car is the work of Takayuki Mizumoto, a Japanese motorsport engineer. Mizumoto-san is the proprietor of M’s Machine Works, an outfit that designs, builds and manufactures bespoke components for the Super GT race series, a race series for road-going cars made famous for being incredibly fast. This latest project car from Mizumoto-san however is not a race entry, it's a road legal track toy - for pleasure!! Taking a closer look at the spec of this hooligan Cayman the obvious place to begin is the engine, which in fairness needs very little introduction. The Mezger derived lump is from a 997 GT3 Cup car providing c. 450bhp. OK, so it has been done before, we know Jurgen Alzen Motorsports entered a similar set-up in the GT4 series, but they were not road legal...and they didn't look this good! The transplanted engine is kept alive using a Motec ECU and the engine is mated to a manual 6 speed transmission with a custom LSD. One hopes with some form of adjustment to the final drive. Cosmetic surgery has been performed quite extensively making the resemblance from a base 987 quite distant. The front end has been reconfigured with 997 GT3 facelift but with a few custom teaks and downforce enhancing upgrades including a carbon fibre splitter, oversized dive planes and a more aerodynamic flatter floor. Mizumoto-san has increased the track by some noticeable margin on the car, the result is a car requiring some rather extreme wide arches. The rear of the car is barely recognisable as a Cayman of any known species with hardly any bumper to speak of, a rear wing that quite honestly is super-massive and a rear diffuser spanning nearly the whole width of the car. This an extreme make-over, but one which has genuine performance enhancements at the core of its design. The interior of the car has not escaped the motorsport inspired treatment either, a race spec steering wheel, fully fitted roll cage, air jack, poly windows and a whole other heap of goodies adorning the stripped out cabin again point to this being a seriously specced racer. Finishing touches include the lightweight Volk wheels, super sticky Advan tyres and plenty of vinyl die-cuts plastered across the car. This is certainly an impressive machine and track times posted by Mizumoto-san are even more so. With a 100kg weight saving over a GT4 and plenty more power you'd hope so though. There are rumours of a MkII car which will feature a GT2 engine instead of the naturally aspirated GT3 motor, we await news...
  2. From the land of the rising sun has emerged a 987 Cayman like no other. It is often phrase head in Cayman circles "what if Porsche put the GT3 engine in a 987". Well, now its been done, and this time in a package which appears so thoroughly executed. Allow me to introduce M’s Machine Work's Cayman GT3. The car is the work of Takayuki Mizumoto, a Japanese motorsport engineer. Mizumoto-san is the proprietor of M’s Machine Works, an outfit that designs, builds and manufactures bespoke components for the Super GT race series, a race series for road-going cars made famous for being incredibly fast. This latest project car from Mizumoto-san however is not a race entry, it's a road legal track toy - for pleasure!! Taking a closer look at the spec of this hooligan Cayman the obvious place to begin is the engine, which in fairness needs very little introduction. The Mezger derived lump is from a 997 GT3 Cup car providing c. 450bhp. OK, so it has been done before, we know Jurgen Alzen Motorsports entered a similar set-up in the GT4 series, but they were not road legal...and they didn't look this good! The transplanted engine is kept alive using a Motec ECU and the engine is mated to a manual 6 speed transmission with a custom LSD. One hopes with some form of adjustment to the final drive. Cosmetic surgery has been performed quite extensively making the resemblance from a base 987 quite distant. The front end has been reconfigured with 997 GT3 facelift but with a few custom teaks and downforce enhancing upgrades including a carbon fibre splitter, oversized dive planes and a more aerodynamic flatter floor. Mizumoto-san has increased the track by some noticeable margin on the car, the result is a car requiring some rather extreme wide arches. The rear of the car is barely recognisable as a Cayman of any known species with hardly any bumper to speak of, a rear wing that quite honestly is super-massive and a rear diffuser spanning nearly the whole width of the car. This an extreme make-over, but one which has genuine performance enhancements at the core of its design. The interior of the car has not escaped the motorsport inspired treatment either, a race spec steering wheel, fully fitted roll cage, air jack, poly windows and a whole other heap of goodies adorning the stripped out cabin again point to this being a seriously specced racer. Finishing touches include the lightweight Volk wheels, super sticky Advan tyres and plenty of vinyl die-cuts plastered across the car. This is certainly an impressive machine and track times posted by Mizumoto-san are even more so. With a 100kg weight saving over a GT4 and plenty more power you'd hope so though. There are rumours of a MkII car which will feature a GT2 engine instead of the naturally aspirated GT3 motor, we await news... View full record
  3. A member started a thread on the forum this week entitled ‘what’s in your garage’, and it got us thinking, the garage, man-cave, ‘office’, call it what you will it’s the pride of many a petrol head’s home. In fact some examples that can be found around the web are indeed enough to make you realise that even your bedroom is more than due for a lick of paint, because some people are taking better care of their cars than you are of yourself and your family it seems. Many of you have probably seen ’12 Gauge Garage’, the pride and joy clearly of one man and his classic 911 – it’s worth a look because this particular garage has its very own website. Jack Olsen’s Garage You delve a bit deeper into this micro universe of garages and you begin to realise that this is more than just a passion for some folk, We’d almost put some owners up there with the likes of Howard Hughes. Eating your dinner from the bench is standard, some appear to be of a level of cleanliness that has far surpassed that, it would without a doubt put the NHS to shame; although open heart surgery is tricky with a 13mm ratchet, we’ve been told.. The garages (or garage rooms as some should be) that really impressed us are those which have an element of architectural interest about them or with some imaginative design aspect. This particular garage is a marvel to behold, enjoy… TR Built Garage We would prefer to see some more members garages personally, if it contains your pride and joy Cayman or a selection of fine vintage and classic Stuttgart metal then that it goes without saying it will be more than welcome here, but we’re equally intrigued to see what else graces your should-be car space, washing machine and ride-on lawn mowers included. Show us how original you can be here: Whats in your garage thread Famous US TV chat show hosts need not apply. View full record
  4. A member started a thread on the forum this week entitled ‘what’s in your garage’, and it got us thinking, the garage, man-cave, ‘office’, call it what you will it’s the pride of many a petrol head’s home. In fact some examples that can be found around the web are indeed enough to make you realise that even your bedroom is more than due for a lick of paint, because some people are taking better care of their cars than you are of yourself and your family it seems. Many of you have probably seen ’12 Gauge Garage’, the pride and joy clearly of one man and his classic 911 – it’s worth a look because this particular garage has its very own website. Jack Olsen’s Garage You delve a bit deeper into this micro universe of garages and you begin to realise that this is more than just a passion for some folk, We’d almost put some owners up there with the likes of Howard Hughes. Eating your dinner from the bench is standard, some appear to be of a level of cleanliness that has far surpassed that, it would without a doubt put the NHS to shame; although open heart surgery is tricky with a 13mm ratchet, we’ve been told.. The garages (or garage rooms as some should be) that really impressed us are those which have an element of architectural interest about them or with some imaginative design aspect. This particular garage is a marvel to behold, enjoy… TR Built Garage We would prefer to see some more members garages personally, if it contains your pride and joy Cayman or a selection of fine vintage and classic Stuttgart metal then that it goes without saying it will be more than welcome here, but we’re equally intrigued to see what else graces your should-be car space, washing machine and ride-on lawn mowers included. Show us how original you can be here: Whats in your garage thread Famous US TV chat show hosts need not apply.
  5. For those of you that don’t know allow me to introduce Magnus Walker and if you don’t know the man chances are you’ve seen his ’71 911T no.277 which has graced the covers of several Porsche magazines over the last few years. Like the R-Gruppe founder Cris Huergas before him Magnus is a marmite man… If you love early 911’s then you’ll either love or hate what he does. Either way his passion for Porsche and particularly his love for the 911 is plain to see but before we get into the cars let’s talk about the man. “Porsche collection – Out of control hobby” is where it begins (sounds familiar) and a forum thread posted on the “bird” gives us an insight into his collection of SWB 911’s from 64 to 72, it’s a great read, all 152 pages! “Out of Control Hobby” “Outlaw” is a fitting phrase he’s coined for his collection but what makes these cars special, what sets them apart is the single minded vision of their owner. By his own admission he’s “not your regular Porsche guy”. The first thing you notice is his beard and dreadlocks tucked up in a cap or oversized beany, The layered plaid shirts over jeans and boots is total rock’n’roll and the sparkle in his eyes when he talks about his cars is that of a man living the dream and sharing his passion. Born in Sheffield he went to the states in ’86 and ended up in LA forming his fashion label Serious Clothing in ’94, setting up shop in the Arts District of LA, the rest as they say is history. His goal is to have a 911 for every year of production between ’64 & ’73, he currently has ’64, ’65, ’66, ’68, ’69, ’70, ’71 & ’72 and each one is unique. Magnus has built what he would call “street-able, track-able, hot-rod cars” and there is no denying it, all his Outlaws are fabulous cars created from period shells and a pursuit of perfection that isn’t comparable to the regular “factory stock” approach. But let us be clear these are not “backdated” 3.0 SC’s or Carrera 3.2’s these are authentic period 911’s. Although they’re not “matching numbers cars” each one is tuned, beautifully finished and crafted by Magnus. The attention to detail is inspiring, the gradual addition of elements to give each car a unique personality and character is what sets them apart but most importantly these aren’t museum pieces, these cars are driven. Of course that’s not the whole story… Now Magnus is suffering from a condition that some of us have experienced Turbo fever. Now we all know that there is only one medicine to reduce the burning all-consuming desire… But Magnus has taken it to the next level and has 4! Three from ’76 & one from ’77 all 3 litre non inter-cooled cars, one of which was the first registered Turbo Carrera in the USA. As you would imagine these cars are also stunning and some have signature ‘Magnus Walker 911’ elements, rather than ramble on I’ll let him explain in his own words… “G.O.A.D” is an acronym we’re going to adopt at CaymanOC if you haven’t guessed what it means yet then Magnus can enlighten you, it’s simple; “Get out and drive” Author: Elliot Price (TF6) 2015 View full record
  6. For those of you that don’t know allow me to introduce Magnus Walker and if you don’t know the man chances are you’ve seen his ’71 911T no.277 which has graced the covers of several Porsche magazines over the last few years. Like the R-Gruppe founder Cris Huergas before him Magnus is a marmite man… If you love early 911’s then you’ll either love or hate what he does. Either way his passion for Porsche and particularly his love for the 911 is plain to see but before we get into the cars let’s talk about the man. “Porsche collection – Out of control hobby” is where it begins (sounds familiar) and a forum thread posted on the “bird” gives us an insight into his collection of SWB 911’s from 64 to 72, it’s a great read, all 152 pages! “Out of Control Hobby” “Outlaw” is a fitting phrase he’s coined for his collection but what makes these cars special, what sets them apart is the single minded vision of their owner. By his own admission he’s “not your regular Porsche guy”. The first thing you notice is his beard and dreadlocks tucked up in a cap or oversized beany, The layered plaid shirts over jeans and boots is total rock’n’roll and the sparkle in his eyes when he talks about his cars is that of a man living the dream and sharing his passion. Born in Sheffield he went to the states in ’86 and ended up in LA forming his fashion label Serious Clothing in ’94, setting up shop in the Arts District of LA, the rest as they say is history. His goal is to have a 911 for every year of production between ’64 & ’73, he currently has ’64, ’65, ’66, ’68, ’69, ’70, ’71 & ’72 and each one is unique. Magnus has built what he would call “street-able, track-able, hot-rod cars” and there is no denying it, all his Outlaws are fabulous cars created from period shells and a pursuit of perfection that isn’t comparable to the regular “factory stock” approach. But let us be clear these are not “backdated” 3.0 SC’s or Carrera 3.2’s these are authentic period 911’s. Although they’re not “matching numbers cars” each one is tuned, beautifully finished and crafted by Magnus. The attention to detail is inspiring, the gradual addition of elements to give each car a unique personality and character is what sets them apart but most importantly these aren’t museum pieces, these cars are driven. Of course that’s not the whole story… Now Magnus is suffering from a condition that some of us have experienced Turbo fever. Now we all know that there is only one medicine to reduce the burning all-consuming desire… But Magnus has taken it to the next level and has 4! Three from ’76 & one from ’77 all 3 litre non inter-cooled cars, one of which was the first registered Turbo Carrera in the USA. As you would imagine these cars are also stunning and some have signature ‘Magnus Walker 911’ elements, rather than ramble on I’ll let him explain in his own words… “G.O.A.D” is an acronym we’re going to adopt at CaymanOC if you haven’t guessed what it means yet then Magnus can enlighten you, it’s simple; “Get out and drive” Author: Elliot Price (TF6) 2015
  7. With the wealth of knowledge on internet forums these days one would think that given the number of times we hear the phrase ‘Mezger’ (often twinned with ‘bullet proof‘) we ought to have some vague knowledge of the history of this terminology used to describe the engine used in various GT and Turbo 911 derivatives. Of course we know the name, but who is Hans Mezger, and probably more importantly why is his name so synonymous with these Porsche engines? Born in November 1929 in Besigheim, Swabia, and after narrowly missing being called up to fight in the dying days of Germany’s war effort Mezger went on to graduate from Stuttgart Technical University with an engineering degree. Upon graduating Mezger had a number of opportunities to work with various large automotive companies however the first stepping stone on his chosen employment path was for a then rather small company known as Porsche which was to be his employer for the next nearly 40 years. After a few years with Porsche he moved into the design department and worked on the 804 flat-8 Formula 1 engine. This led eventually to his most notable works on the 917, here Mezger led Porsche’s development of turbocharging with the 1100 hp 917/30. Mezger’s involvement with the 917 in 1968 was to be a definitive moment in his career as 2 years later in 1970 Porsche won their first victory at Le Mans and various other endurance events that same year. Porsche were the team to beat, and indeed Ferrari desperate to compete and develop an engine worthy of doing so had sold half of their stock to Fiat to finance it. So Mezger, having developed the flat-four from the 356 into the flat six for the 901 and 911 back in 1963 an engine he managed to develop from 1.4 to 3.6 liters then found himself back in Formula 1. Ron Dennis, a director of McLaren Racing International, approached Porsche to design a Grand Prix engine which would replace the DFV in his John Barnard designed cars. Two months later on October 12th design work for the new McLaren power plant was handed over to Hans Merger, now Porsche’s deputy head of engine research and development. Mezger was responsible for the TAG V6 engine which dominated Formula One in the late ’80s nestled in the middle of the McLaren F1 cars and went on to be responsible for 3 consecutive drivers championships. So what of the ‘Mezger Engine’, where did it really begin. Many refer to the original being developed for the Porsche 911 GT1 car, but this wasn’t unveiled until 1996 and we know that Mezger retired from Porsche in 1994, so the roots surely are further back and looking at the GT1 power plant we know it was a creation of the alloy casings derived from the 930 turbo and the 962/4 partly water cooled motor that was then coupled with a full dry sump. So a more fitting description for Mezger’s touch in the later GT and Turbo cars must go back a long way and then taking in aspects of the early 901/911 engines and elements of the TAG F1 engines derived from the Porsche Group-C cars. Confusing isn’t it? This year Mezger celebrates his 89th birthday and apparently still retains close relations with his former employer. Hans Mezger was responsible for many great creations and motorsport achievements during his career with Porsche. His name is synonymous with some of the greatest engines in Porsches history including the 911 GT/Turbo engines which have become colloquially known by his very name whether slightly misleading of their immediate heritage or otherwise. For a more in-depth look into the life and career of Hans Mezger we would recommend reading the autobiographical title ‘Porsche and Me: Hans Mezger’ by Peter Morgan. For now he earns a place in our Porsche Heroes Hall of Fame. View full record
  8. With the wealth of knowledge on internet forums these days one would think that given the number of times we hear the phrase ‘Mezger’ (often twinned with ‘bullet proof‘) we ought to have some vague knowledge of the history of this terminology used to describe the engine used in various GT and Turbo 911 derivatives. Of course we know the name, but who is Hans Mezger, and probably more importantly why is his name so synonymous with these Porsche engines? Born in November 1929 in Besigheim, Swabia, and after narrowly missing being called up to fight in the dying days of Germany’s war effort Mezger went on to graduate from Stuttgart Technical University with an engineering degree. Upon graduating Mezger had a number of opportunities to work with various large automotive companies however the first stepping stone on his chosen employment path was for a then rather small company known as Porsche which was to be his employer for the next nearly 40 years. After a few years with Porsche he moved into the design department and worked on the 804 flat-8 Formula 1 engine. This led eventually to his most notable works on the 917, here Mezger led Porsche’s development of turbocharging with the 1100 hp 917/30. Mezger’s involvement with the 917 in 1968 was to be a definitive moment in his career as 2 years later in 1970 Porsche won their first victory at Le Mans and various other endurance events that same year. Porsche were the team to beat, and indeed Ferrari desperate to compete and develop an engine worthy of doing so had sold half of their stock to Fiat to finance it. So Mezger, having developed the flat-four from the 356 into the flat six for the 901 and 911 back in 1963 an engine he managed to develop from 1.4 to 3.6 liters then found himself back in Formula 1. Ron Dennis, a director of McLaren Racing International, approached Porsche to design a Grand Prix engine which would replace the DFV in his John Barnard designed cars. Two months later on October 12th design work for the new McLaren power plant was handed over to Hans Merger, now Porsche’s deputy head of engine research and development. Mezger was responsible for the TAG V6 engine which dominated Formula One in the late ’80s nestled in the middle of the McLaren F1 cars and went on to be responsible for 3 consecutive drivers championships. So what of the ‘Mezger Engine’, where did it really begin. Many refer to the original being developed for the Porsche 911 GT1 car, but this wasn’t unveiled until 1996 and we know that Mezger retired from Porsche in 1994, so the roots surely are further back and looking at the GT1 power plant we know it was a creation of the alloy casings derived from the 930 turbo and the 962/4 partly water cooled motor that was then coupled with a full dry sump. So a more fitting description for Mezger’s touch in the later GT and Turbo cars must go back a long way and then taking in aspects of the early 901/911 engines and elements of the TAG F1 engines derived from the Porsche Group-C cars. Confusing isn’t it? This year Mezger celebrates his 89th birthday and apparently still retains close relations with his former employer. Hans Mezger was responsible for many great creations and motorsport achievements during his career with Porsche. His name is synonymous with some of the greatest engines in Porsches history including the 911 GT/Turbo engines which have become colloquially known by his very name whether slightly misleading of their immediate heritage or otherwise. For a more in-depth look into the life and career of Hans Mezger we would recommend reading the autobiographical title ‘Porsche and Me: Hans Mezger’ by Peter Morgan. For now he earns a place in our Porsche Heroes Hall of Fame.
  9. 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? Walter Röhrl was born on 7th March 1947 in Regensburg, Germany, growing up he was an accomplished skier and became a ski instructor. His CV would probably say something like “German rally and auto racing driver, with victories for Fiat, Opel, Lancia and Audi as well as Porsche, Ford and BMW. Currently senior test driver for Porsche road cars”. Röhrl made his name in rally driving during the golden era of the Group B rally cars which required skill, guts and a steely nerve at the very least, real men’s rallying. But it wasn’t just taking part in this hairy chested ordeal that made him famous, it was winning the first rally he entered in 1968 at the age of 21. From there he went on to many successful titles, numerous podium finishes and won the WRC twice. That would in itself be a successful career for many, but not for Röhrl. In 1987 Röhrl entered the Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado, his tool was an Audi Sport Quattro S1 endowed with over 600 horsepower. Back then the road which is now mainly covered in tarmac was a treacherous gravel track which snaked its way around 156 corners to a height of over 14,000ft. Röhrl finished there that day, smashing the record by 22 seconds and the first to break the 11 minute mark. Röhrl was also successful in road racing events, and has won many plaudits including being elected Rallye Driver of the Century in Italy, Rallye driver of the Millennium in France, and quite blushingly referred to once as a “Genius on Wheels” by Niki Lauda. So what of his work for Porsche, so far he’s been connected with many other manufactures with a racing heritage, and whilst having occasionally raced in Porsches over the years it wasn’t until more recently that his name has really been synonymous with Porsche. His position as senior test driver requires amongst other jobs, to set fast lap times in new Porsche cars round the Nürburgring Nordschleife (do jobs get any better than that?). Doing this since the early 1990s and having been involved in the development of many of the more exciting models that Porsche produce. In July 2004 Röhrl set the then lap record for a production car at the Nürburgring in a Porsche Carrera GT, the very car that more recently Röhrl described publicly as the first car he has driven that he is scared of, following the untimely death of the actor Paul Walker. There is so much more that can be written on Röhrl’s career to date, numerous achievements in fact, from 4 wins at Monte Carlo to being the youngest person to win the WRC in 1980. I could go on, but I’d suggest that a more animated view of the master at work is a short YouTube search away. In the meantime we certainly have no hesitation in welcoming Walter Röhrl into our hall of fame, one of his less prestigious titles we accept but one of huge appreciation.
  10. 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? Walter Röhrl was born on 7th March 1947 in Regensburg, Germany, growing up he was an accomplished skier and became a ski instructor. His CV would probably say something like “German rally and auto racing driver, with victories for Fiat, Opel, Lancia and Audi as well as Porsche, Ford and BMW. Currently senior test driver for Porsche road cars”. Röhrl made his name in rally driving during the golden era of the Group B rally cars which required skill, guts and a steely nerve at the very least, real men’s rallying. But it wasn’t just taking part in this hairy chested ordeal that made him famous, it was winning the first rally he entered in 1968 at the age of 21. From there he went on to many successful titles, numerous podium finishes and won the WRC twice. That would in itself be a successful career for many, but not for Röhrl. In 1987 Röhrl entered the Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado, his tool was an Audi Sport Quattro S1 endowed with over 600 horsepower. Back then the road which is now mainly covered in tarmac was a treacherous gravel track which snaked its way around 156 corners to a height of over 14,000ft. Röhrl finished there that day, smashing the record by 22 seconds and the first to break the 11 minute mark. Röhrl was also successful in road racing events, and has won many plaudits including being elected Rallye Driver of the Century in Italy, Rallye driver of the Millennium in France, and quite blushingly referred to once as a “Genius on Wheels” by Niki Lauda. So what of his work for Porsche, so far he’s been connected with many other manufactures with a racing heritage, and whilst having occasionally raced in Porsches over the years it wasn’t until more recently that his name has really been synonymous with Porsche. His position as senior test driver requires amongst other jobs, to set fast lap times in new Porsche cars round the Nürburgring Nordschleife (do jobs get any better than that?). Doing this since the early 1990s and having been involved in the development of many of the more exciting models that Porsche produce. In July 2004 Röhrl set the then lap record for a production car at the Nürburgring in a Porsche Carrera GT, the very car that more recently Röhrl described publicly as the first car he has driven that he is scared of, following the untimely death of the actor Paul Walker. There is so much more that can be written on Röhrl’s career to date, numerous achievements in fact, from 4 wins at Monte Carlo to being the youngest person to win the WRC in 1980. I could go on, but I’d suggest that a more animated view of the master at work is a short YouTube search away. In the meantime we certainly have no hesitation in welcoming Walter Röhrl into our hall of fame, one of his less prestigious titles we accept but one of huge appreciation. View full record
  11. 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
  12. 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 View full record
  13. The Doc

    718 GT4 Spotted

    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..?
  14. 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..? View full record
  15. RPM 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! View full record
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