I think they may have started to now. I was in there talking to Tom about my non-S cayman and they said they had a kit w/ a smaller turbo so it would spool in time for that displacement engine. Though it may be new and your point is very true - how would a 2.7 turbo compare to the 3.4...??? Especially when you take in consideration the stress a turbo engine goes through.And I don't think TPC are really interested in making one. Not to mention they're in the States.
I have the 2.7 now and agree with your statements 100%. In fact I think I even had a post awhile back making the exact same point, but I got flamed...just a bit though.Most price effective way to tune 2.7 is to trade it in for a 3.4. I have not seen a single 2.7 mod that added power. Intake and exhaust are the same as the 3.4, therefore IMHO already "tuned" or oversized for the 2.7.
I know this is controversial. I had a 2.7 that I modded, and now I have 3.4 that I also modded. For example, when I removed FabSpeed from my 2.7 (to sell it) I felt no difference in power. When I did the same on the 3.4 I immediately felt the difference.
I have also seen some post mod 2.7 dynos. The reason you have seen so few is that people do not want to post them.
Finally, you can argue that the 2.7 is more tuned from the factory - 90 HP per liter versus 86. Following that logic, there is just not much room left in it.
I am gald you are enjoying your 2.7. I had most fun with mine when I kept up with a GT3, and then the driver asked about my Cayman S. When I told him it was a 2.7, he pretty almost cried.With SRP, PSE and a de-snork, my 2.7 dynoed at 230 (corrected) rear wheel HP. Assuming 15% drive train losses, that's ~265 crankshaft HP. In other words, a ~20 HP (~8%) gain from the published 245 stock HP. What's missing from this peak HP discussion is the increased mid-range (read: across the board, usable) gains. I have no doubt that there are more cost-effective HP/$ options, such as an engine swap or a turbo conversion, but I challenge you to find me one that also delivers 32 US mpg (highway) while retaining all 4 factory stock exhaust catalysts. You can have the best of both worlds with a 2.7!
I like how you left out the part about modding the 2.7 to solve your delima...:cheers:I'm in the 2.7 camp... and ALWAYS think of ways to swap it out for a CS... EXACTLY 3 times a year -- each Trackday I go to. Otherwise, the 2.7 is a true pleasure to drive to-and-from work. And it does deliver 30+ mpg at steady state at 65mph.
On the other hand -- I question just how "easy" it is to sell the 2.7 and buy a "comparable" CS for only a $10K delta. Give the market today, not sure if that really is possible.
And then, I'm back to ... is it worth it for the 3 trackdays a year?? I'm really in a state about this question.
The question still boils down to bother with a 3.4 swap -- some seem to think its easy and not much of a problem to get done -- just an extra $8-10K and done. I'm not thinking its that easy. And, thinking... if I still go out and drive for fun (not necessarily to pass everyone) at 2-3 trackdays a year, and still find the 2.7 pretty civilized for routine driving -- why bother?. I say keep the 2.7 until the miles start to rack up, then trade up into an even nicer CS.