Crown

Board: Porsche - Cayman Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread



    Re: Cayman Article

    It is going to be a VERY nice car, I think....

    Re: Cayman Article

    Reading between the lines, the inference is that Porsche will shift to a mid engine model for performance orientated customers and that other models will be for luxury-sport customers.

    I think that the Cayman is a bridge product to a new model range and is their proof of concept for that. It foreshadows a completely new mid engine sub 100K sports car from them in a few years.

    It maybe a tacit admission that the few flat 8 914s (918's) they built should have become regular production cars

    There were 2 factory 914-8s made, one silver, and one red. Ferdinand Piech received the red one, and the silver one went to the company. Ferdinand's red one was sent to the museum after 10,000kms.

    They both used a de-tuned version of the 908 race car's engine. The silver one was carburated and produced around 260hp. Dr.Piech's red one was fuel injected and it made around 300hp.

    Re: Cayman Article

    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    Dr.Piech's red one was fuel injected and it made around 300hp.



    At around 2,200 lbs, it should have been lots of fun.

    7.3 pounds/hp

    My old 914/6-2.8 Stoddard project car was lots of fun and it only had about 240 hp.

    Re: Cayman Article

    I don't know how much water this article actually holds......since Porsches own web site clearly states the Cayman S as having 3.4L 295HP engine.....which is in contrast with the article. I must say I like the articles line-up better....295HP base, and 305HP S/CS. Make the base come in around the $55-$58K range with the S/CS being in the low $60s.....that would be just fine in my book. Don't think it will happen though.

    Re: Cayman Article

    Quote:
    W8MM said:
    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    Dr.Piech's red one was fuel injected and it made around 300hp.



    At around 2,200 lbs, it should have been lots of fun.

    7.3 pounds/hp

    My old 914/6-2.8 Stoddard project car was lots of fun and it only had about 240 hp.



    Im sure the Stoddard car was loads of fun !

    I know on the standard body 914's, they felt as if they broke thru a aerodynamic wall at about 125mph. being that the 4 cyl redline was 5200 rpm, the max I ever got a 2.0 4cyl one up to was redline in 5th for a indicated 132, then valve float set in.(this was done on a long down hill stretch of I-70)They always felt more stable at over 100 than my 911's did. Besides, 20mpg at a steady 120mph wasnt too bad for back then.

    I was impressed from how many KMs Piech put on his 918. He must have really enjoyed it!

    Re: Cayman Article

    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    Reading between the lines, the inference is that Porsche will shift to a mid engine model for performance orientated customers and that other models will be for luxury-sport customers.

    I think that the Cayman is a bridge product to a new model range and is their proof of concept for that. It foreshadows a completely new mid engine sub 100K sports car from them in a few years.

    It maybe a tacit admission that the few flat 8 914s (918's) they built should have become regular production cars

    There were 2 factory 914-8s made, one silver, and one red. Ferdinand Piech received the red one, and the silver one went to the company. Ferdinand's red one was sent to the museum after 10,000kms.

    They both used a de-tuned version of the 908 race car's engine. The silver one was carburated and produced around 260hp. Dr.Piech's red one was fuel injected and it made around 300hp.



    Only through brilliant engineering defying the laws of physics and fabulous marketing has Porsche been able to prop up the 911. It is time to bid it adieu.

    The Cayman hopefully will herald a modern looking Porsche with better driving performance.

    Re: Cayman Article

    Quote:
    nberry said:
    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    Reading between the lines, the inference is that Porsche will shift to a mid engine model for performance orientated customers and that other models will be for luxury-sport customers.

    I think that the Cayman is a bridge product to a new model range and is their proof of concept for that. It foreshadows a completely new mid engine sub 100K sports car from them in a few years.

    It maybe a tacit admission that the few flat 8 914s (918's) they built should have become regular production cars

    There were 2 factory 914-8s made, one silver, and one red. Ferdinand Piech received the red one, and the silver one went to the company. Ferdinand's red one was sent to the museum after 10,000kms.

    They both used a de-tuned version of the 908 race car's engine. The silver one was carburated and produced around 260hp. Dr.Piech's red one was fuel injected and it made around 300hp.



    Only through brilliant engineering defying the laws of physics and fabulous marketing has Porsche been able to prop up the 911. It is time to bid it adieu.

    The Cayman hopefully will herald a modern looking Porsche with better driving performance.



    I think the 911 will linger on like Franco....

    Now if Porsche develops and sells a mini CGT, im sure it will have its "issues"

    What good is a Porsche without pain of ownership??

    Re: Cayman Article

    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    ...I know on the standard body 914's, they felt as if they broke thru a aerodynamic wall at about 125mph. being that the 4 cyl redline was 5200 rpm, the max I ever got a 2.0 4cyl one up to was redline in 5th for a indicated 132, then valve float set in.(this was done on a long down hill stretch of I-70)They always felt more stable at over 100 than my 911's did. Besides, 20mpg at a steady 120mph wasnt too bad for back then.
    ...


    I did 130 at Riverside Raceway once on the downhill main straight in a little 1.8. Restoring the car now and will put in a 2.0l 911 engine now that the smog rules do not apply to it.

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 12/5/18 8:49 AM
    Porker
    408611 5201
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 12/13/18 8:47 PM
    Enmanuel
    323980 2007
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 12/8/18 8:33 AM
    Joost
     
     
     
     
     
    213069 1083
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 12/14/18 5:41 AM
    the-missile
    197918 2680
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 12/3/18 7:19 AM
    PSG
    127281 2437
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 12/6/18 3:34 PM
    RCA
    34079 321
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 12/14/18 3:44 AM
    WhoopsyM
    18108 294
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    throt
    14387 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 11/29/18 3:43 PM
    RCA
    13835 35
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 1/9/18 1:43 PM
    Kimi
    526884 5816
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 4/3/18 9:15 AM
    KresoF1
    484182 4254
    Porsche 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) Thread Closed 11/29/18 11:38 AM
    RCA
    296251 3195
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/13/18 10:12 AM
    RCA
    280848 2589
    Porsche Cayman GT4 11/29/18 3:41 PM
    xpto
    266712 2622
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    RCA
    192132 1074
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 11/26/18 11:32 AM
    Rossi
    191780 1768
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 12/13/18 9:22 AM
    RCA
    183208 3285
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 12/13/18 4:36 PM
    RCA
    151305 2475
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    143204 757
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 1/6/18 10:41 PM
    Wonderbar
    128920 1284
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    111963 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    106784 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 12/10/18 3:41 PM
    WhoopsyM
    90002 1252
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 12/7/18 10:15 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    67243 673
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    RCA
    57462 423
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    bluelines
    47094 477
    Others Tesla Roadster 12/13/18 11:43 AM
    Leawood911
    46499 1478
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    42968 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 11/30/18 4:10 PM
    RCA
    42251 605
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 12/4/18 3:17 PM
    BiTurbo
    39734 650
    280 items found, displaying 1 to 30.