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This is the first of 2 turbo project cars that we will be doing this summer. What better way to kick off the summer, take a hot car and making it hotter and faster.

Turbo Boosted Porsche Cayman Project Begins

Its been awhile since we have done something really unique here at Vivid Racing, but that is all about to change. Vivid Racing has reconnected with TPC Racing to install and test one of their Porsche Cayman Turbo Kits. You might remember TPC forcing air on our Project 996 with a supercharger. For you race fans, TPC was also the 24hr Rolex champion a couple years back. So why moving away from the supercharger and focusing on the turbo kits? Turbo kits are easier to build power, safer to tune, and simpler for installation. As you can see by the turbo kit contents, the car gets a new header, exhaust, air to water intercooler, and some simple hoses and fittings. Not bad for a bolt on 150 extra horsepower!

So our project begins here with a 2007 Cayman S 6speed. The car is modded with a Milltek exhaust, Milltek Headers, APR Flash, and IPD Plenum. All these mods, except the headers, will be removed. So as the car sits, we did a baseline dyno run on our Mustang AWD dyno. This could be played 2 ways… 1 is the baseline will be less then the gains quoted by TPC because of the power mods. 2 is this will show you what spending $5000 on bolt ons does compared to $9995 on a turbo kit! Our baseline dyno run on 91 octane was 257rwhp and 225 ft/lbs of torque. Since the Mustang dyno reads much lower then TPC’s DynoJet, their stock Cayman S baseline was at 265rwhp comparatively.

Now that the immediate tests were done for a comparison, the installation will begin. The install is about 25-30 hours for the TPC kit. Once all the parts are bolted on, we will do a new dyno test. So stay tuned to our Porsche Cayman Turbo Kit Gallery Here for updated pictures. And check back to our Turbo Kit Project Here.









Now that the immediate tests were done for a comparison, the installation will begin. The install is about 25-30 hours for the TPC kit. Once all the parts are bolted on, we will do a new dyno test. So stay tuned to our Porsche Cayman Turbo Kit Gallery Here for updated pictures. And check back to our Turbo Kit Project Here.


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Duncan
 

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TPC Cayman Project

Well our crew has taken the first step to making this Croc a beast.

The TPCRacing CaymanS Turbo Kit employs a single turbo setup. The turbocharger used was specially designed to provide maximum power with fast spooling. In this application TPC has harnessed this turbocharger's mighty potential to force only 5.5lbs of boost into the stock CaymanS engine. Boost was restricted to 5.5lbs to preserve the motor's reliability. Smooth operation and the vehicle's longevity are two of our primary focuses when producing a forced induction kit.



The TPCRacing CaymanS Turbo Kit completely replaces the stock exhaust system excluding the exhaust manifolds/catalytic converters. The exhaust included the TPCRacing CaymanS Turbo Kit produces a healthy rumble the will give you goosebumps. We went through many different designs during R&D to come up with a muffler setup that would produce an excellent tone while being perfect streetable. During normal driving conditions the exhaust maintains itself at a nice low rumble, but when the throttle is cracked open those around will know for sure that this is no ordinary Cayman. Made with aircraft grade stainless steel and polished to a shine, the exhaust in this kit provides an attractive and aggressive, sound and appearence with ZERO drone or resonance.





This incredible package was developed with 150+ hours on the dyno, nearly 30,000 miles on the street, and 30+ track testing sessions, the TPC Racing Turbo CaymanS Kit meets our strict standards for performance and earns our seal of approval!
 

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Moving on with the project, we just got the meat and potatoes installed including the new injectors, air/water intercooler. exhaust muffler, silicone tube from the turbo compressor to intercooler, silicone tube to the intake. Coming up next will be the front center radiator which is what does the cooling for the intercooler. Check out the pics!







 

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Put the Cayman S and TPC kit through the paces this weekend. Car was truly amazing. Had fun. Shot the video with a Hoyttech MSR-200 HD cam. We were shooting exterior shots with it mounted on the front bumper. Normally this is a solid mount but the wind did not agree and ripped the cam from car and it shot over the car. We stopped and picked up the unit which was in perfect shape suprisingly. The suction mount was broken off. The bad news is all our good footage was losted as the SD card popped off and after looking for it on the side of the highway for 1 hour, we could not locate it. We did have another SD card so shot some new footage! Enjoy the video :)

YouTube - TPC Turbo Powered Porsche Cayman S Power Run and Review
 
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