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Lot 185

2008 Porsche Cayman S Track Car

  • Chassis no. WP0AB29818U781182

Sold for $71,500

381 bhp, 3,824 cc DOHC horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, six-speed CMS transmission, independent front and rear suspension, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 95.1 in.

  • Numerous racing upgrades, including a 911 Type 997 X51 engine
  • Perfect for the track-day enthusiast

The Porsche Cayman was introduced in 2005 as the long-awaited hardtop sibling to Porsche’s highly successful Boxster convertible. For years, enthusiasts begged for Porsche to produce a Boxster coupe, dreaming of a lighter, better balanced, and sportier alternative to the open-top variant. As the Cayman was both lighter and boasted a better weight distribution over the 911, thanks to its mid-engined layout, it was touted by many as being a more thrilling car to drive than its bigger brother.

The Andrews’s Cayman S has been highly modified from stock, including being fully converted to racing specifications by way of numerous modifications. First and foremost, this Cayman was fitted with a brand-new 3.8-liter flat-six engine from a Type 997 by Boardwalk Porsche Racing. It also features the desirable X51 Powerkit, which brings its total output to 381 brake horsepower. A CMS six-speed manual gearbox was also fitted to the car to provide for faster shifts, as were larger ventilated disc brakes at all four corners and lightweight 18-inch Fiske wheels mounted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires. The suspension has also been stiffened with full hard-linked suspension upgrades. Finally, for greater downforce at speed, an adjustable Aeromotions rear spoiler was added to keep the Cayman firmly planted.

Inside, the interior was completely stripped for further weight reduction. OMP racing bucket seats were fitted, along with a full roll cage and door pulls. A video camera is mounted to the top of the windshield to record the on-track excitement. The Cayman also includes two full extra sets of wheels. The only recognizable Cayman piece of equipment that remains is the original gauge cluster, with its center-mounted tachometer.

This race-prepared Cayman S has been driven by Chris Andrews at several track-day outings, and it is said to be an absolute blast. It is not only much lighter than a stock example, but it also significantly quicker, thanks to its Type 997 X51 powerplant; even though it has not seen any track time since receiving this new engine. As almost every aspect of the car has been upgraded since new, this spritely Porsche would undoubtedly leave its bigger brother in the dust at the next track-day event.

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