Does the 981 measure up to the 987? That's what we set out to discover by comparing a 2006 Cayman S to a pair of 2014 Caymans (S and non-S). Armed with a camera and trusty tape measure it is time to set the record straight when comparing the 981 to the 987. Most publications have focused on performance numbers, 0-60 times, miles per gallon or even hydraulic vs. electric steering, but none have compared the two cars in terms of size and details. Porsche has told us that the new Cayman is longer, lower and wider while providing more passenger and storage space. Certainly a larger vehicle should provide more space, but does the 981 really live up to these claims?
Our local dealer recently took delivery of its launch cars, both a Cayman and a Cayman S and were kind enough to let us crawl about their cars with a tape measure and camera in hand. The dealership reports having delivered 3 new Caymans to owners in the first week and that they are selling... [Read More]
Ladies & Gentlemen, thank you for taking a moment from your day to read about this worthy cause. Wheel Dynamics will be raffling off a set of Porsche Wheels to benefit THE SUNBURST YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY. (Information about the Academy below) Tickets will be $100 each, we will need to sell a minimum of 15-tickets but will put a cap of 20-tickets so participants will have a 1 in 20 chance of winning or better. Feel free to purchase more than one ticket in increase your chances of winning.
The raffle winner can choose among a variety of wheels as shown in the attached flyer below. To order one or more raffle tickets please call: 626-443-9100 : Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm PST. We accept multiple forms of payment. Your raffle ticket purchase is tax deductible and we can provide you with the tax information when you call to order. Please consider supporting this worthy cause and who doesn't want to pick up a... [Read More]
The Osnabrück factory has been shut down due to a fire on the factory floor. Line worker Helmut Kohl was reported to have said that during testing of the new 401HP Cayman GT4 engine on the dyno than an extra IMS bearing has been left inside the engine block accidentally, lodged in the oil pump pickup blocking nearly all flow of oil to the engine resulting in a meltdown and subsequent fire. Halon fire supression systems activated which while supressing the fire also caused extensive damage to equipment, cars and workers trapped in the area. No immediate casualties were reported although reports of a pizza delivery person from Pasta-Kette named Wendelin or "Wendy" as nicknamed by the line workers may still be trapped inside awaiting exact change.
More on this story as it develops... perhaps some of our readers can add additional details that I may have overlooked.
Madness Sets In! - We are pleased to announce our fourth annual NCAA basketball pool for Planet-9 members! It's been a long and cold winter in many parts of the world but now that March has arrived things are heating up, including the NCAA men's basketball tournament. What better way to have some fun among fellow Planet-9 members than by picking your own NCAA bracket and entering to win our annual basketball pool!
Cost? Like last year there is no cost to play, and up for grabs is some special Planet 9 and Cayman Club merchandise for those who do well with their picks! (More to be determined as we move forward as was the case last year - complete prize listing once I have everything from our sponsors)
DB-Carbon 981 & 991 new program launch – Group buy special offer
DBCarbon is now offering parts for the new Boxster/Cayman 981 series cars as well as the new 991 Carrera. In order to get some photos of members here with one or more of our items installed in their 981/991 we are running a special sale and group buy across our entire product range! We are initially giving everyone an immediate 20% discount and if we get at least 10 orders the discount increases to 30% off! If you've been wanting to get some carbon interior parts, now is the time to order as this special sale ends February 25th!
We´ve created the first interior and exterior parts for the newest Porsche series 981 & 991, and you can check out our brand new programs on our website here:
It's time for a Porsche-wide MODS4CARS SmartTOP / RemoteKEY Group Buy! We are offering a group buy across our Porsche product range including all Boxster models, even the new 981! So whether you have a Boxster or Cayman or 911, we have a product for you. All of our products are now USB field upgradeable, meaning that if we release a new feature for a module you will be able to upgrade your module to have this new feature free of charge via the USB port.
Selling a car can be a beat down. As I said in part one, you can just trade it - take your beating, lick your wounds and move on. The dealer handles everything and there is even a tax benefit based on the trade. Sometimes it just seems this is the easiest route. I have done it and yes, it can solve your issues moving from one car to another. Seems to work better for the family hauler than my personal go fast machine, but the dealer seems to like it when I trade a car in. They are beyond clean and are up to date on maintenance. So for them, they get a low risk trade and I usually come away with a few more dollars than a similar trade.
But not this time. I am moving way down in price, so I needed to sell the Cayman S myself. I listed it on a lot of enthusiast websites, you know - the usual suspects: here, the 986 and 968 forums (I have some cred over on those), Rennlist, 6Speedonline, Excellence, PCA and a few others. The idea was to stay away from Autotrader, Craigslist... [Read More]
TPC Racing is taking orders now. Cayman club members can order with no deposit!
Please include "Cayman Turbo info - your name" in the subject line as we have received many inquires already. In the email body please include name, daytime and/or mobile phone number, fax number and your preferred email address.
Derived from motorsport, PDK, available for the 911 Turbo for the first time, achieves one thing above all else: it provides the perfect balance between uncompromisingly dynamic performance and exceptional levels of comfort. It’s purely about point of view. The driver’s especially.
The optional PDK with both manual and automatic modes enables extremely fast gear changes with no interruption in the power flow. For improved acceleration and significantly lower fuel consumption – without having to dispense with the advantages of an automatic.
The driver experiences a sportier, even more dynamic drive with more agility. Depending on driving style, gear changes range from exceptionally comfortable to exceptionally sporty.
Manual gear changes are performed using the PDK’s ergonomically designed gear lever or the switches on the steering wheel: nudge forwards to change up, pull back to change down. The logic behind the optional three-spoke sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles comes from motorsport: pull to the right to shift up, pull to the left to shift down.
PDK has been specially tuned to the characteristics of the new 911 Turbo models. It has seven gears at its disposal. Gears 1 to 6 have a sports ratio, with the top speed being reached in 6th gear. The 7th gear has a long ratio and helps to reduce fuel consumption even further.
PDK is essentially two half-gearboxes in one and thus requires two clutches – designed as a double wet clutch transmission.
This double clutch provides an alternating, non positive connection between the two half-gearboxes and the engine by means of two separate input shafts (input shaft 1 is nested inside the hollowed-out input shaft 2).
The flow of power from the engine is only ever transmitted through one half-gearbox and one clutch at a time, while the next gear is preselected in the second half-gearbox. During a gear change, therefore, a conventional shift no longer takes place. Instead, one clutch simply opens and the other closes at the same time. Gear changes can therefore take place within milliseconds.
Clutch 1 controls the first half-gearbox, which contains the odd gears (1, 3, 5, 7) and reverse. Clutch 2 controls the second, which contains the even gears (2, 4, 6).
The optional Sport Chrono Package Turbo with dynamic engine mount system provides PDK with two additional functions, ‘Launch Control’ and ‘motorsport-derived gearshift strategy’.
PDK – sporty, comfortable and efficient. Characteristics that have been given some thought elsewhere too: in the specification for the new 911 Turbo models.