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    Re: Porsche Cayman Club Sport in 2010...

    early chassis testing yes. But that means we should soon see more camoed caymans, with hidden bumpers lights and stupid exhausts from the parts bin


    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 
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    Porsche Cayman Interseries Racing...

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    Great concept indeed


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    Porsche Cayman Club Sport to follow Boxster Spyder...

    Porsche has announced it is to build a lighter, more powerful version of its mid-engined Boxster called the Spyder. Based on the current 3.4S model the Spyder, which will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show next month, will be the lightest production car Porsche makes.

    Porsche has really gone to town with its Spyder, in a way that GT3 RS owners can only dream off. The aluminium doors save 15kg, the air conditioning has been ditched saving a further 12kg, an identical weight saving achieved by fitting sports bucket seats. Other concessions to weight saving include no air conditioning (another 12kg saving), no radio or PCM module (3kg saved), the door cards are taken from the GT3 RS and feature pull cords in place of handles and are devoid of any storage compartments. With a canvas cover replacing the standard convertible hood Porsche has saved further weight by not having to fit electric motors, a glass rear window or heavy sound insulation. As an ultimate sacrifice the cup holders are no more. The standard 19-inch wheels are also the lightest Porsche offers on any of its production cars. In all Porsche has shaved 80kg with the Spyder weighing in at 1275kg.

    The Spyder will be powered by an enhanced version of the 3.4-litre direct fuel injected flat-six found in the S. Peak power is up 10bhp to 320bhp delivered at a heady 7,200rpm (the Boxster S produced its 310bhp at 6,400rpm), and peak torque climbs from 265lb ft available from 4,400 through to 5,5500rpm to 272lb ft at 4,750rpm. Porsche’s six-speed gearbox is fitted as standard and comes complete with a shorter shift action, with the company’s seven-speed PDK unit available at extra cost, but adds 25kg to the kerb weight.

    With the manual gearbox fitted Porsche claim the Spyder will reach 62mph from a standstill in 5.1-seconds, two-tenths quicker than a regular S, and crack 165mph, 3mph slower than an S, although this is with the roof of the Spyder open, Porsche as yet to announce if the Spyder has a limited top speed with the canvas roof in place. Opt for the optional PDK transmission and the Spyder shaves a tenth off the manual car’s 0-62mph time, and a further two-tenths off this if you specify the optional Sports Chrono Package with Launch Control.

    Externally the Spyder is recognisable by a number of unique design touches, the most noticeable being the single piece rear lid featuring two distinct humps behind the roll over bars. There is also a fixed rear spoiler, and the engine air intakes on the side of the car do away with the regular struts. The front of the Spyder does away with the S’s front fog lights and the LED running lights are smaller, lighter, items.

    Inside the minimalist approach continues with the centre console and dashboard trim painted the same colour as the exterior with the dials finished in black. In place of the Boxster’s traditional electric folding roof is what Porsche call a sun protector and weather shield that fixes to the windscreen header rail and two anchoring points fixed to the rear engine cover. While the windscreen remains the standard item, the side windows are lower.

    Beneath the Spyder’s tweaked body lies a chassis lowered by 20mm with stiffer springs, recalibrated dampers, thicker anti-roll bars and a limited slip differential all part of the standard kit, as is Porsche Stability Management.

    The Boxster Spyder will be available in seven colours: Black, Guards red, Carrara White, Basalt black, Aqua blue, Artic silver, Cream white.

    On-sale from February 2010 the Boxster Spyder will cost £44,643 and you can expect similar treatment being dished out to the Cayman early next year, too...


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    Let's hope the 2010 Porsche Cayman Club Sport is as impressive as the Boxster Spyder...

    ...with a bit more power, less weight, and a hard top, the Porsche Cayman Club Sport will be awesome!!!

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    New Porsche Model: 2011 Porsche Cayman S Spyder...

    New Porsche Model News: 2011 Porsche Cayman S Spyder...

    Very interesting news posted by Rennlist member "Trader220" from a Porsche Sales Managers meeting...

    "Late 2010 and 2011 will be a very exciting year with Audi and Porsche. Porsche has growth plans to 150,000 cars worldwide by 2014. The US gets around 30%. They will end their fiscal year on July 31 and will have a 2010 Short fiscal year through December 31 the switch to 2011 year to match the calendar year. This does not affect the model years of years but will make their annual plans match the calendar years going forward. They will be “out of the incentive business” and into the inventory control business working on a strict supply and demand model. This makes our sales performance critical since the supply of cars will be short and controlled. They plan for 11,294 US sales August through Dec and 25,000 CY 2011. FY 2010 should be around 22,000 cars for the US."

    Here’s what we can expect in the next year:

    • 6/10 Porsche Panamera V6Cayenne V8 and Cayenne Turbo

    • 9/10 Porsche Cayenne V6 (perhaps earlier)
    • 10/10 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

    • Late 2010: Porsche 911 Speedster 100 cars, wide body, RWD, PDK, PCCB, PASM, LSD, 408 hp, 19” wheels, 2 seats, “exclusive built car” white, blue or color to sample. MSRP approx $200,000
    • Late 2010/early 2011: Porsche 911 GT2 RS 135 cars, 620 hp, $245,000, 0-60 3.4, red, silver, black, white, color to sample, a/c delete, audio delete, carbon fender option, pccb, red alcantra, etc. These will be allocated by the regional manager on an as needed bases. We will need a minimum $20,000 non refundable deposit and WILL NOT SELL OUT OF MARKET. The dealership will decide who can get the ONE car we may get. All cars will be built over a two month period and all shipped at the same time
    • Spring 2011: Porsche Carrera GTS wide-body, RWD, 6 spd, 408 hp, center lock wheels, sport design nose, sport exhaust, etc. Coupe $103,100. Cab $112,900
    • Spring 2011: PORSCHE CAYMAN "SPYDER" type car, lighter, more hp, Spyder design clues, 330 hp, $65,300 (2010 Cayman S $61,500 MSRP)

    • Porsche 918 Spyder: Not finalized for production BUT, we will know VERY SOON AND IT WILL BE VERY QUICK TO BUILD!!! They will have the car at Pebble Beach as an invitation only viewing for invited guests. I would contact ... serious buyers and see if we can get them into the Pebble Beach showing. When the car gets approved, if it does, we will be requiring $50,000 non refundable deposit once a build slot is secured, no promises. They will be local deliveries only and controlled by the dealership.

    That's all the info we got from management!


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    Thanks, I read about this post but understand that it was deleted shortly thereafter


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    Re: Porsche Cayman Club Sport in 2010...

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    1953 Porsche 550 Coupé 

    The key to the character of the Cayman Club Sport, as on every Porsche, is the underlying vehicle concept. This unique combination of mid-mounted engine and hard-roof body was originally prototyped in 1953 on the Porsche 550 coupé. A closed-top version of the legendary 550 Spyder, it was specially developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 


    In the early 1950s, though many of its production cars were being successfully campaigned, Porsche was not a manufacturer of race cars. As on-track challenges increased from other manufacturers' purpose-built competition machines, Porsche realized it could no longer rely on modified versions of its 356 production car to carry the corporate banner in international events. In early 1953, Porsche began its first factory derived race car project. Engineers drew from the original 356 prototype, which had placed the powerplant in front of the rear axle in a mid-engine format, and from the era's Glockler-Porsche race cars, which used a similar layout. Chassis design was also based on the successful, Porsche-powered Glockler cars, utilizing a welded, steel-ladder frame with six cross members, capped by aluminium body work.


    Using a production-based, Super 1500 engine, the factory installed the 1500cc push-rod "boxer" Fours into two machines: chassis 550-01 and 550-02. In its premiere outing on May 31, 1953, 550-01 won its first-ever event, taking victory in the rain at the Nurburgring. Though the race was held in inclement weather, the 550-01 car competed as a roadster, minus its aero-aiding hardtop. With hardtops in place, both of the 550 cars battled to a truly remarkable dead-even finish at that year's 24-hour endurance race at Le Mans, with car 550-02 (co-driven by journalist Paul Frere) granted the 1500cc class victory. Later that year, car 550-01 won the 1000 kilometre race in Buenos Aires, and both machines competed in the grueling, five-day, 3000-kilometer Carrera Panamericana. Car 550-02 took the class win, after sister-car 550-01 retired with the fastest time in four of the event's eight stages.


    1953 – 24 Hours of Le Mans – Porsche 550 Coupé 02 (Richard Frankenberg / Paul Frère) – 1st in class
    1953 – 24 Hours of Le Mans – Porsche 550 Coupé 01 (Hans Herrmann / Helm Glöckler) – 2nd in class
    1953 – 1000km of Buenos Aires – Porsche 550 Coupé 01 – 1st in class
    1953 – 3000km Carrera Panamericana – Porsche 550 Coupé 02 – 1st in class 













    1953 Porsche 550 Coupé: Technical Specification

    Engine: Boxer-4 cylinder
    Position: Mid-engined, longitudinal
    Aspiration: Naturally aspirated via two Solex carburettors
    Valves: OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
    Displacement: 1488 cc
    Bore: 84 mm
    Stroke: 74 mm
    Compression: 9.0 to 1
    Power: 78 bhp
    Specific output: 52.42 bhp per litre
    Power to weight: 141.82 bhp per tonne
    Body: Aluminium body
    Frame: Steel tubular frame
    Drive: Rear wheel drive
    Front brakes: Drums
    Rear brakes: Drums
    Steering: Worm & Nut
    Front suspension: Twin Parallel Arms with Transverse Torsion Bars
    Rear suspension: Swing Axles with Torsion Bars, Telescopic Shock Absorbers
    Weight: 550 kg
    Wheelbase: 2,101 mm
    Front track: 1,290 mm
    Rear track: 1,250 mm
    Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
    Top speed: 200 kph / 124 mph
    Drivers: Hans Herrmann, Helm Glöckler, Paul Frère, Richard Frankenberg

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    Porsche 550 Coupé at Goodwood in 2010...

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