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    Porsche Logo Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Stuttgart - Porsche has officially given the green light to a new lightweight Cayman model variant due to debut for the 2012 model year. The Cayman CS or "Club Sport" will be shown at the Los Angeles auto show later this year and go on sale in 2011 as a 2012 model. The CS will receive some of the same treatment given to the recent Boxster Spyder such as lighter weight components, fabric door pulls, and a uniquely styled set of lightweight wheels modeled after those on the GT2 RS. Recent press reports indicated that this new variant was shown to Sales Managers in US and Europe at recent internal Porsche meetings and given the positive response from their dealership network Porsche has chosen to move forward with production.

    A number of technical items have been circulated internally among the team responsible for this variant and include the following:
    333hp 3.4L engine
    Sport PASM suspension - 20mm lower than stock ride height
    A/C, stereo are optional
    162-184lbs lighter than stock Cayman S
    Aluminum doors, fabric door pulls
    Lightweight hatch, optional lexan window (europe only)
    19" unique lightweight wheels
    Sport bucket seats
    Revalved steering assist
    Locking rear differential standard
    Uprated brakes (optional)
    Restylized front fascia
    Cayman Club Sport side graphics
    Rear diffuser
    Ducktail-style larger rear spoiler (fixed)
    Club Sport Insignia badging in interior
    Optional "Track Pack", includes partial roll cage, harness and fittings plus fire extinguisher (europe only)
    Cited performance numbers - 0-62 in 4.6s
    Base Price: $66,330
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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Too bad MEGA isn't here any more...he'd suck this news up
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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Thanks Ken - sounds promising! I was expecting -20mm suspension like Spyder, rather than Sport PASM like 997 option. Do you think this could be a miscommunication or do you really expect PASM?
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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    For perspective on the 0-100kph time of 4.6 seconds, the current Cayman S is conservatively rated at 5.2s with manual and 4.9s with PDK in Sport+ Mode and the new GT3 3.8 is rated at 4.1s. I would guess that the 4.6s time for the Cayman CS is with PDK Sport+ option...
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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Sounds fabulous. I greatly admire my 2006 Cayman S, but the thought of about 13% more HP and perhaps 150 lbm less weight catches my interest.

    I can do without the stereo, particularly if Bose has anything to do with it. But in my locale, Maryland, the AC would be a must...well, here goes some more weight., back on the chassis.

    Based on your information, Ken, I would seriously consider a new Cayman S Club Sport.

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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Quote Originally Posted by cjhaughney View Post
    Sounds fabulous. I greatly admire my 2006 Cayman S, but the thought of about 13% more HP and perhaps 150 lbm less weight catches my interest.

    I can do without the stereo, particularly if Bose has anything to do with it. But in my locale, Maryland, the AC would be a must...well, here goes some more weight., back on the chassis.

    Based on your information, Ken, I would seriously consider a new Cayman S Club Sport.
    I wish it was 13% more HP - only 4%

    I agree about A/C. It''s a must in a closed midengined car, unless you live on the Oregon Coast or something.
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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Quote Originally Posted by cjhaughney View Post
    Sounds fabulous. I greatly admire my 2006 Cayman S, but the thought of about 13% more HP and perhaps 150 lbm less weight catches my interest.

    I can do without the stereo, particularly if Bose has anything to do with it. But in my locale, Maryland, the AC would be a must...well, here goes some more weight., back on the chassis.

    Based on your information, Ken, I would seriously consider a new Cayman S Club Sport.
    WOW So they are finally going to do it. If I were in the market for a exclusive track car I would do this is in a second...Sounds good...very curious about the fascia, diffuser and wing
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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Quote Originally Posted by grant View Post
    Thanks Ken - sounds promising! I was expecting -20mm suspension like Spyder, rather than Sport PASM like 997 option. Do you think this could be a miscommunication or do you really expect PASM?

    You know I'm not sure, I'm seeking clarification on some of the points that seem a little rough, but again this comes from items circulating internally at Porsche, not from any official press release so the chances of getting someone to "verify" something in writing are pretty slim.

    With regard to HP increase I think he was comparing to the 2006 S's 295 HP vs. the 2012's 333, which would be an increasse of 38hp, or 38/295 which is a 12.8% increase over the numbers in 2006, but yeah only 13hp more than the currently shipping 320.

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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Quote Originally Posted by grant View Post
    I wish it was 13% more HP - only 4%

    I agree about A/C. It''s a must in a closed midengined car, unless you live on the Oregon Coast or something.
    well it is 13% if you're coming from a Gen 1 car with 295 HP (as the poster who originally wrote about 13% more HP is given they wrote about their 2006 CS)...... :^)
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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    I was told non PASM sport suspension to keep costs down. My source was also right about the Lexan hatch, but wasn't sure about whether it would be US or ROW only. I asked about colors and was told that hasn't been decided upon.

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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Cool car. Id like to see it get the Sport Classic Fuchs. Not sure its worth leaving a current Cayman S for one though. The improvements are marginal at best. The upgrade from a 2006 CS would be about $30-35,000 out of pocket. Just add an exhaust and a couple other items for $3,500 and reach the same results. As a person looking to get into a Cayman for the first time, rather than upgrade, it does look like a compelling option however. That said, Id never buy a new Porsche when you can get as-new 3yr old cars for half price, but thats just me.
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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Having both a 2008 CS and a new 2011 Spyder, I have to say this is great news for the Cayman. The Spyder is a whole different animal than either a Boxster or my Cayman and it will be a welcome addition to the lineup.

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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Yes, but does it have the oil sump problem? Can you go around a track counter-clockwise?

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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Quote Originally Posted by clark666 View Post
    Yes, but does it have the oil sump problem? Can you go around a track counter-clockwise?
    There is no oil sump problem, there is an oil starvation problem on 2006-2008 models, but none on 2009+ so the answer to your question would be "no".

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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Great! Hopefully a sign of more and better things to come

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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Can't wait to see it! I have an 09 CS so for the differences it is not worth trading it in for one but it might be tempting if cosmetically its different enough. As mentionned, a few grand in mods and a Gen II is as fast and you can probably buy the light weight wheels to add to it as well.
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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Quote Originally Posted by K-Man S View Post
    ....uniquely styled set of lightweight wheels modeled after those on the GT2 RS.......
    19" unique lightweight wheels
    Aren't the boxter spyder wheels styled after the GT2 RS wheels as well?

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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Quote Originally Posted by cjhaughney View Post
    Sounds fabulous. I greatly admire my 2006 Cayman S, but the thought of about 13% more HP and perhaps 150 lbm less weight catches my interest.

    I can do without the stereo, particularly if Bose has anything to do with it. But in my locale, Maryland, the AC would be a must...well, here goes some more weight., back on the chassis.

    Based on your information, Ken, I would seriously consider a new Cayman S Club Sport.
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    If you hate the Bose system in your car...STUFF IT! There is an article in the articles section. This really works, costs near nothing and takes 20 minutes to do. I promise it makes a night and day difference in the Gen 1 Bose system in the Cayman. The subwoofer enclosure in the passenger's side floor next to the center tunnel is made of plastic and is built like a cheap boom-box. This makes the bass muddy and it colors the sound of all the rest of the frequencies. When you stuff this enclosure with as much poly pillow stuffing (from craft stores) as will fit, the bass cleans up and all the other frequencies are better defined. The thing actually sounds good! If you look at the Bose components, they're pretty nice items. This plastic sub box is the villan here. Damp it well and the whole system works. One of our Cayman Club members is an acoustical engineer and came up with this. Another member also used some stick-on sound deadener on the walls of the sub box to further dampen it. I've tried that and it's another 10% improvement, but just using the stuffing is a 90% improvement. Cheap and easy.
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    Re: Cayman Club Sport Gets Green Light!

    Quote Originally Posted by amdeutsch View Post
    Aren't the boxter spyder wheels styled after the GT2 RS wheels as well?
    Dunno, haven't seen them side by side.

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    Please, Oh Please! tell me it wont get that god awful ducktail spoiler! I was waiting for a new track version but will not buck up if this styling feature makes the cut. (unless I can delete the option).
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