Feature Listing Double Take: Kachel Motor Company’s 2006 Porsche Cayman S and 2007 Cayman S 3.8

While the Porsche 986 Boxster might have been the car that saved Porsche with its massive popularity, the 987-derived Cayman was what made the mid-engine design popular with track enthusiasts. Especially in more potent “S” form, the Cayman is a giant killer with sublime vehicle dynamics and plenty of punch even without a turbo. The 987 refresh in 2005 fixed many of the perceived visual faults of the 986 Boxster design with a slant towards a more aggressive look. The Coupe added a smooth, flowing hatchback line to the 997-inspired exterior, creating a lightweight, 7/8ths scale mid-engine 911. That it was less expensive than the traditional flat-6 lineup didn’t hurt, either. It was, and remains, a hit.

It was no surprise then that immediately these Caymans became popular with track enthusiasts and racers alike, spawning their own race series in the PCA. But you don’t need to fork over $100,000 for one of the rare Napleton Interseries cars to have a lot of fun at the track, as Kachel Motor Company proves with this duo of Cayman S racers:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2006 Porsche Cayman S on Panjo


Year: 2006
Model: Cayman S
Engine: 3.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 102,000 mi
Price: $65,000

DESCRIPTION

Kachel Motor Co presents a 2006 Porsche Cayman S fully caged track car. Zero mile build Spec build!! The chassis has 102k and the engine 34k. The level of finished detail make’s this car a true gentleman’s race car. the window’s are still functional and the alarm is retained for open trailer towing. The details of the build are listed below.

Engine.

Low mileage 3.4L 34k (Very Strong)
Oil feed IMS bearing (cylindrical bearing)
FVD billet deep sump oil pan
New water pump/ t-stat all rubber coolant hoses etc.
New coils and plugs
Redline 40W race oil
Gutted cats

Gearbox

Wavetrac LSD
Redline fluid

Suspension and brakes

JRZ PCA Spec Cayman coil overs
Hawk DTC60 Pads
ST Stainless lines
Porsche GT3 Front LCA
ST660 fluid

Interior

Cobra Evolution Drivers seat
Cobra Suzuka passinger seat
Schroth Profi2 harness’s
Cobra sliders
Ceramic thermo interior coating
KMC floor pans
Heat
Painted center console
HMS Hans limiters on cage
Wide angle rear view mirror
Rennline quick release hub
Momo steering wheel

Chassis

Full welded in roll cage PCA Spec build (Inquire for details)

Wheels and tires

18 inch wheels ( have a few sets to choose from)
Tire’s ( Spec tires new when purchased)
(note) The wheels and tires in the pictures are not what the car will be sold with.

Asking price 65k

Please email for additional pictures and questions. info@kmcauto.com

The Spec Cayman PCA class was introduced in 2016 as an effort to keep costs in check and racing equal between platforms, and it makes for some of the most exciting racing you can find at a PCA event. Rules are strict and prohibit most aftermarket performance enhancements, instead focusing on safety and weight reduction. This car has been well built and the fit and finish is top-notch. The contrast of the black and gold decals is matched with the beautifully engineered gold cage inside, adding a splash of color to what is otherwise an all-business interior. The M97.21 3.4 liter motors are rated at 295 horsepower and minimum weight is 2,950 lbs. – certainly a recipe for fun! Build one of these cars yourself and you’ll soon see it’s not as simple and cheap as you’d first expect, so the fresh, zero mile and high-quality build here is a perfect way to turn-key Porsche spec-class racing on a reasonable budget.

Of course, if you’d like to go just a little faster…

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Porsche Cayman S 3.8 on Panjo


Year: 2007
Model: Cayman S
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 32,000 mi
Price: $85,000

Kachel Motor Co presents a 2007 Porsche Cayman S fully caged track car. Zero mile build!! The chassis has 37k and the engine 32k. The level of finished detail make’s this car a true gentleman’s race car. The heat and AC are retained for comfort, the window’s are still functional and the alarm is retained for open trailer towing. The details of the build are listed below.

Engine.

2005 911S 3.8L Mileage 32k
Oil feed IMS bearing (cylindrical bearing)
Gutted cats
Softronic software
Bilt racing deep sump oil pan
New water pump/ t-stat all rubber coolant hoses etc.
New coils and plugs
Redline 40W race oil

Gearbox

Guards LSD
Redline fluid

Suspension and brakes

KW V2 coil overs
Hawk DTC60 Pads
ST Stainless lines
Tarret Competition LCA’s (Front)
ST660 fluid

Interior

Recaro profi XPG XL seats
Schroth profi2 harness
Recaro sliders
Ceramic thermo interior coating
KMC floor pans
Heat and AC
Painted center console
HMS Hans limiters on cage
Wide angle rear view mirror
Rennline quick release hub
Momo steering wheel

Chassis

Full welded in roll cage (Inquire for details)

Wheels and tires

Rays engineering forged 19″ wheels (Very Light)
Tire’s ( Customer’s choice)

Asking price 85k

Please email me for more pictures or questions. info@kmcauto.com

While the 3.4 is a potent unit, moving up in power can produce GT3-worrying lap times. This 2007, unbound by the Spec rules, has upgraded suspension, wheels and equipment to deal with the motor borrowed from the big-brother 911 Carrera S. Those .4 liters offered a healthy 65 horsepower bump for a net 355 with almost 300 lb.ft of torque to match. In the lighter weight Cayman with less rearward weight bias, the package is a potent weapon capable of keeping up with serious competition. Again, details are well executed throughout and this package has less miles on the chassis than the ’06.

While neither is a cheap option, both are well built and compelling alternatives for the track-minded Porsche enthusiast. Having a no-excuses, turn-key build is the way to go to avoid the headaches of trying to put one of these packages together, and the performance from either will definitely put a smile on the face of even the most diehard 911 fan.

-Carter

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