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This is a very optimistic long term marketing plan, but hey if I wasn't an optimistic risk taker my life would have been... (hold on, don't quote me on this ;))

Anyway, forget me and let's talk TPC!

It is enough to see the the badge of the Stuttgart Stallion, Maranello Stallion or Bolognese Bull for someone to dreul. Then came Gemballa:kiss:, RUF, Hamann and TechArt transforming the Stuttgart Stallion into a Pegasus from Hell:burnout: or as I like to call it, they turned our aging Porsches into Timeless Machines !

We need to put TPC up with that caliber.

Along with the ongoing improvement of TPC products, I (as a TPC customer) would love to see the following from TPC:

1) Model Names for Caymans related to the turbo kit
Gemballa has Avalanche, Tornado, Mirage GT... etc. What about us? Why not a distinguished name for ATP:L, ATP:2 (485hp) and ATP:2 (550hp)?

2) TPC Emblem/Badge representing the distinguished name (in point 1) instead of the Cayman Emblem on the back.

3) TPC Edition Serial Number Tag similar to the Special Edition Tags of the Porsche Cayman
Do you know how I felt when Tom wrote me "You are one of 5!" regarding 550hp kit worldwide owners?!!!

4) Official acceleration vs. hp release for each turbo kit
Have it released and write next to it (estimated) to get rid of the the headache associated with such announcement.

5) Promotional Video Clips for each turbo kit
Do you have any idea how many times per week I watch this video? It is better than porn!
YouTube - 911 Turbo - Official Press Trailer.

6) Publish the racing record of TPC Team and TPC cars.

7) Racing Video Clip Highlights of TPC Team

8) Characteristic Body Mods
Have a joint-venture with a rising bodykit company that has good taste like Gemballa not TachArt.

9) TV and magazine interviews on MotorTrend, TopGear, 5th Gear... etc.
Yes I know about Excellence but still...

10) Interviews on regional automotive sport magazines and TV shows
And I mean other than the US and Europe... go Middle East and Asia!

11) Loyalty Program (promoted on your website)
In other words, for returning customers they get to have special deals/prices on future mods, upgrades and spare parts.

12) List your international branches and agents.

13) List the countries of your customers.

14) Promote on your website "If you can't send us your car to install the kit, we may have a nearby tuning shop to install it for you!"
Unfortunately, I wasted months because I contacted them verbally (some I have a good relation with them). They were under the impression that they cannot do so. But when I wrote to them officially, they took their time and came back to me accepting to do it.

15) Become a sponsor in international tuning forums (in Chinese and other rising markets).

16) Official presence in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain track events.
Mainly Dubai... the investment gate to GCC and the Middle East!

17) Association with the main Porsche Clubs in the region; i.e. Jeddah, Bahrain and Dubai (I don't know about Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Lebanon)
 

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We are excited that you are so excited about our company. We look forward to you getting 0-300km/h testing done for us :)
No big deal, if the turbo kit can get me there. I did reach 282km/hr several times with FVD Flash. Just tell me (seriously) what basic camera and mount do I need like the one Schwab used in his video? And you'll have the video.

But can it really reach it?
 

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We have a client that his 182mph IIRC with the stage 1 turbo with a longer red line... Not quite 300km/h but close. Not sure what mount dom uses but i think it is just a clamp that mounts to the bar in between the 2 seats.
 

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Knowing myself, I'd rather not increase the redline limiter. Although FVD increase it in their software, but now with the turbo kit I'd rather have it as per the original limit.

Now Casey, why are you ignoring the original post? What do you think?

I'd really love to see the first four points see the light. We can even ask all 987t owners to suggest names for point 1. And get that point resolved as we move to the next.
 

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Somebody has already done 297kph in a CS with no turbo. Just a reflash which increases the red line limit and a few other minor things which I dont recall. Its more an issue on rev limit / gearing ratios, and err if the road is long enough!
 

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Just tell me (seriously) what basic camera and mount do I need like the one Schwab used in his video? And you'll have the video.

But can it really reach it?
I'll send you some info on the RAM camera mount I use (As well as many others on here) in my CS and the LR2 with my Sanyo HD 720p (VPC-HD2) camera.

I think 300 is possible, I mean heck mines been upto 289 before I stopped, and whilst it didn't have much to go, it wasn't at the red line. 4by4 I've also seen a vid of a chipped CS with 302 km/h displayed...maybe he just changed the wheels though ;)
 

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Hassaan,

Wow! What a great post! I'm so happy that you are this enthusiastic about our products!

You make some excellent points. We've been discussing them for a the past couple days and we are getting moving on some already! Have you got any ideas for a great name?

Special edition Stage 2 tags - great idea! How else will others know that you are pushing 550+hp?

I am going to start compiling all everything I can for your points 5 & 6 (race history/race media)

We are also working on an update for our website that will allow us to post the PDFs of all of our magazine features.

We are always open to new ideas here at TPC Racing. If anybody ever has any questions/comments/ideas, please don't hold back!

Again, we are all very happy with your enthusiasm! I'm am very sorry about the delay with the shipping of your system. However, it would appear that there are forces of nature at work currently, that not even we can engineer a solution to!

Josh Bers
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Looks like Hassan will have the fastest Cayman in the Middle East! :banana:

I used a GoPro HD Camera in my car. Retail - $300, I found one on ebay for $250. I'm still waiting for a flash to turn the video upside down in the camera so I don't have to do it afterward.

 

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You make some excellent points. We've been discussing them for a the past couple days and we are getting moving on some already!
Thank you... I just edited the original post adding more points. And I'm surprised TPC customers so far didn't elaborate on this thread!

Have you got any ideas for a great name?
IMHO, I believe the name should consist of the horse power figure along with a name for the kit. And with the current event in mind; I'd suggest "550 Lava" in chrome for the Stage 2 turbo kit. But please, I'd love to have all TPC customers onboard suggesting names and voting on the shortlisted ones.

Special edition Stage 2 tags - great idea! How else will others know that you are pushing 550+hp?
Sorry Josh but I'm afraid I got misunderstood here. The name and emblem are in my points # 1 & 2 in my post. But what I meant with the Special Edition Tag in point 3 is something similar to The Porsche Design Edition label marks at the front-door sill plates, tachometer and serial-number plate on the glove compartment.

We are always open to new ideas here at TPC Racing. If anybody ever has any questions/comments/ideas, please don't hold back!
I'd suggest making this thread a sticky thread then.

I'm am very sorry about the delay with the shipping of your system. However, it would appear that there are forces of nature at work currently, that not even we can engineer a solution to!
Can you please call Tom? Previously, I wrote him "...unless TPC has a Flying Carpet, Magic Ring or a Genie-Mechanic in a bottle I'm afraid we're back to square one".
And guess what? It turned out he has a Magic Ring..! Otherwise, how do you explain the major changes that followed in less than 24 hours solving my challenging installation shop problem? :crazy:

Looks like Hassan will have the fastest Cayman in the Middle East! :banana:
Yes, I like that but... trust it's not about being the best in anything. It's about my increasing addiction to "Adrenaline Rush".

He would have to deal with me first :taunt:
...and you just gave me an offer I can't refuse! :D
 

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Why thank you, we strive to do our best! :)
I give credit to where its due :) Ive been a member of lexus, audi and presently a suzuki gsx-r forum, hence the name k6gix. But none of them have been as mature, respectful and friendly as planet9! :cheers:
 

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We need one of these, TPC, for our cars to be placed inside the glove compartment:
 
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