SPECS
Horsepower
320 HP
Torque
270 LB-FT
Curb Weight
2975 LB
Drivetrain
rear wheel drive
Engine Size
3.4 L
Transmission Type
6 speed manual
Top Speed
175 MPH
Standing Quarter Mile
12.9 Seconds
Zero to Sixty
4.6 Seconds
MPG (City/Highway)
20/25 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

In 2013 I was really itching to add another Porsche to my garage after owning the Boxster and 911 for many years. I was discussing with my wife about getting a nice little sports car that she and I could enjoy, but that she would drive more often. That's the only way I could convince her to let me get another Porsche!! haha! Of course her interests were peaked! I had been looking at 1995-98 993 C4S 911 or 1993 964 to add to the garage. After some test drives with the wife she could not really warm up to the old school interior. I felt a little bit the same since this car would be used by her more often and after some serious thinking we decided that the Cayman S offers better power, more precision then a 993/964 and more modern interior options. All the controls feel up to date, very precise and very high quality. I still would love to own a 993 or 964 some day because they embody what I loved about Porsches when I was younger, but the Cayman S is just a gorgeous and beautiful modern car. Plus it is mid-engined, safer,  and better balanced then its rear engined older brother which makes the wifey very happy. She LOVES driving it. Happy wife, happy life and that makes me very happy.  Plus,  I have fallen really in love with it as well. It is so great just to look at and  really a blast to drive and offers even more precision then the Boxster. I always had my eye on the Cayman S and it is a car that lives up to the hype at every level. I do not think I have read a single bad review ever about the Caymans. Actually the magazines gush about the balance and stability and they are 100% correct. Although the Cayman technically is a hard top Boxster, it feels like a unique car to the Boxster. The size and weight balance are very similar, but the rigidity and hard top offer a unique enough driving experience that it feels different and special. The Boxster is precise and confidence inspiring, but the Cayman just adds another 10-15% more precision due to its rigid body. The hard top also adds a roomier feeling inside, compared to Boxster with top up, along with a really nice engine sound bouncing off the rear hatch. You do feel more precise control going through quick switch backs in the canyons. It puts a mega smile on your face when driven hard. It just keeps impressing me with more and more grip and feedback through the steering wheel. Just when I think I am pushing it to its limits, the Cayman answers back with more grip then I expected and balanced composure through tricky back roads in the canyons. I find myself laughing many times by the adrenaline rush and the realization of just how high the performance levels are in this amazing car. It sounds simply fantastic driving it through the canyons!Specifications:-2008 987 Cayman S-Color: Basalt Black (metallic Black)-6 speed manual transmission, Basalt Black Painted Center Console, Turbo Shift Knob, Thicker Steering wheel, -Only 17,700 miles when purchased-2 yr cpo warranty left-Navi Porsche Communication Mgmt-Sport Chrono Package-Bose Audio-Home Link- Spyder Wheels, 19x8.5 front, 19x10 Rear + 5mm spacers-Michellin Pilots 245/35/19 front 275/35/19 rear-TPMS tire pressure monitoring system-Colored crest capsFor more information on my Porsche projects please visit:http://www.qikqbnboxster.mysite.com

Discuss this build

[]Kyle Taylor

Hi Bill, where id you get your replica spyder wheels? Car looks fantastic! I have an 09 and you've inspired me to send my steering wheel off to Dallas.

[]Bill Diaz

Hey Kyle. check out my modification page for my cayman on wheelwell. these replicas were not expensive. Oemwheelsplus on ebay has them.PS522 is model# they make a few different colors so if they dont show the silver ones just contact the seller and he will hook you up. even though they are inexpensive they look great. i would recommend larger tires too. 245/35/19 front and 275/35/19 rear. i use a 5mm spacer on rear, but not necessary. no spacer needed for fronts. hope that helps. Being replicas they may be heavier than oem Porsche Spyder wheels. If you can spend more money, then I highly reommend OZ Leggera HLT from the tirerack. more expensive but a lighter wheel which you can feel the difference. i just put them on my C4S and love them!

[]Kyle Taylor

Thank! I just joined after seeing your one takes and missed the mods page. You’ve got s solid Porsche collection going! Awesome you still have your first

[]Bill Diaz

Thanks Kit! appreciate that!

[]Kit Lau

Loving the mod work and the photos Bill

[]Chase White

Hey Bill, thanks for the info! Non-gearheads keep trying to convince me that Porsche maintenance will murder me, but it's good to know your experience! Cheers, and I hope to see your cars at Cars N Coffee sometime

[]Bill Diaz

Hey Chase. Your biggest maintenance costs will be tires, brakes, and clutch. When buying a used car . Clutches last about 60k miles. So if you get a car anywhere near that mileage make sure clutch already done. Other than those big items it's just oil changes. Do oil changes yourself for 75 bucks once or twice a yr.. It takes 9qts of oil. That's it!

[]Chase White

Hey Bill, I'm thinking about jumping into the Porsche world with a 986/987, but I don't have a ton of money for maintenance. How has this car been for you? Thanks

[]Bill Diaz

Hey Adam, check out dallassteeringwheel.com check out their photos to get an idea of what they can do. Also they have 2 types of padding thickness. 1/16 padding is 1/4 inch thicker and what I have. For those with larger hands 1/8 padding is 1/2 inch thicker. They can add thumb rests too if you like.

[]Adam Niswonger

Can you tell me where you had your steering wheel modified? I have one I'd like to make a little thicker as well. Liked the One take video.

[]Kit Lau

I am quite jealous of your wife :D

[]Jake Prather

Very nice

[]Mark Andersen

Quite the collection of cars you have! Beautiful.

[]Michael B. Gonzales

The lines on this car are utterly perfect.

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