SPECS
Horsepower
365 HP
Torque
270 LB-FT
Curb Weight
2960 LB
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
3.8 L
Transmission Type
Manual
MPG (City/Highway)
Haha MPG
VEHICLE STORY

2006 Atlas Grey Porsche Cayman S Bought the car in March 2016. The car came with the follow parts installed: Sharkwerks RS350 Powerkit Fabspeed competition cold air intake IPD competition 82mm plenum Porsche GT3 82mm throttle body Remus Sport Exhaust Porsche short shift kit GT3 Alcantara shift boot and knob I'm building the CS to be a triple purpose street/weekend/roadtrip, autocross, and track car, which is pretty tough to do. Long term goals are to make the car look good, drive predictably and progressively, and handle 30 minute track sessions. Since I purchased the car, a lot has changed. I've added some oiling and cooling mods to increase the car's trackability. I've also extensively overhauled the car's suspension with coilovers, endlinks, sway bars, and front lower control arms. Unfortunately the car developed a ticking sound over the winter and has been diagnosed with piston and cylinder wall damage. The car's currently parked in my garage while I save up funds for a 3.8 liter rebuild. The plan is start the 2018 season with one of the baddest Caymans around. April 2018 update! Shipped the Cayman to Vision Motorsports out of Laguna Hills, CA. The engine was disassembled, bored, and sleeved to a 3.8L. Lightened and balanced the crank, added forged rods and pistons, and a mild head port. Also took the opportunity to add a lightweight flywheel, sport clutch, and WaveTrac differential. My goal of making it a triple purpose car is working out pretty well. It's a little rough on the street, but I've already driven it 4,000 miles in the last month and ran it in my first Grid.Life Track Battle.

Discuss this build

[]Robert Sixto

I dig the Cayman, of any Porsche, this is one I could see actually owning one day. Hope you can get it up and running this year, how's the progress so far?

[]Charlie Bui

Hey man, thanks for the compliment. It's a great platform, but I highly recommend a 2009+ car.

I actually picked up the car from Vision Motorsports on 3/23. Car's running really well and I took it to Mid-Ohio a few weeks ago. The power, suspension, wheels, and tires are all new to me. Lots to learn this season.

Here's a vid of the first hot laps it has seen since 2016. youtube.com/watch?v=K-uCOanWQQM

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