If you want to hit the track in a Porsche, there are many ways to do it. You can buy an old 911, spend a ton of money modifying it and keeping it running. You can buy an even older 911, spend a ton of money modifying it, and even more keeping it running. But if you want a great handling, well set up flat-6 car that’s both competitive and easy on the wallet – in Porsche terms – is to look towards the Cayman. I instructed a friend with a Cayman S a few years ago at Monticello and got a chance to drive his then-new PDK Cayman S back to back with another friend’s track-biased Lotus Elise.
In the twisties, the Cayman didn’t have the go-cart feel of the Lotus for sure, but considering it completely stock, it wasn’t far off and it sure pulled harder on the straights! It was also much more forgiving and less-pucker inspiring than the Lotus; I’ve driven that particular Lotus on several occasions at several different tracks, and while it never got out of shape much at all during my drives the spinning top image was never far from my mind. When I drove the Porsche, that image couldn’t have been farther from my head – it was rock solid and confidence inspiring. Now a few years on, the Cayman has become a very popular race option and today’s example has been fully kitted for the track:
2006 Porsche Cayman S, Currently set up for PCA H Stock (with PCA logbook) but could easily run SCCA I Prepared, ITC, SCCA, NASA or even Grand Am with minor changes. Or super fast yet easy to driveTack Day car.
We began this project with a perfect Porsche certified pre owned 2006 Cayman S that had been female owned and had a VERY easy early life(car is technically still a CPO car), only race damage has been a broken bumper cover and headlight 3 races ago, interior was removed and car was sent to well known Robinson Racing in GA for custom cage, lowered driver seat sub-frame, custom bolt in passenger seat mount, window net etc. Car has a ton of room inside and easily acomodates our 6’2” 200lbs driver. Car has 4 podium finishes in 2013 with PCA club racing (wins at RRR and Road ATL, 2nd at COTA and 2nd at RRR with rookie driver). Only selling because have moved up to a 997 “Cup” and dont have room or time to race multiple cars.
Car was built by Porsche of Hilton Head SC, and Vertical Motorsports with all recent work, maintenance and track support by Autometrics.
UPDATE: Yes we are open to offers on our cars, feel free to call or email.
Below is a partial list of equipment on the car, Car is ready to race with no excuses and we are happy to answer any questions.
Custom 1 ¾ .095 cage by Robinson racing in cumming GA
OS Giken race LSD with custom stack up works great!
Fabspeed long tube race headers
Fabspeed race exhaust
Fabspeed removable turn downs(car is 101db)
Drop in Air Filter
2 Qt electric Accusump
Factory Porsche X51 baffles and swirl pots with .5 qt sump extension and billet filter
Porsche Motorsports air oil separator
Small crank pulley
New PS pump
Recent factory Clutch
Jump box plug on passenger side
Tarett competition billet shifter and new cables on Tarett risers
Super reliable fun and nationally compeditive PCA Club Race or super fast track day car
6K miles on car since build (4 races and test DE’s), 44K odometer miles, car runs strong and ready to race
Clear SC title in hand (car is still licensed and insured in SC)
Car weighs 3160lbs ready to race with 200 lb driver and ¼ tank of fuel
8 OZ race wheels (one set with fresh Hoosier Rains and one set ¾ tread R6)
Includes 2 factory keys and all orig. purchase paperwork CPO etc
Schroth center net
Schroth Hybrid HANS belts on driver (2017)
Sparco Pro ADV drivers seat
Sparco EVO passenger seat
Momo suede steering wheel with PTT on Porsche Cup quick release
GT3 rear adjustable toe links with lock out plates
Rennline tow hooks and towing tie downs F&R
Rennline rear sub frame tie brace
Tarett adjustable heavy rear sway bar with monoball end links
Tarett adjustable GT3 front sway bar and monoball end links
Braided stainless brake lines
Fresh PFC brake pads and recent rotors
Rennline Long race stud conversion in wheel hubs
Exterior emergency rear hatch release
997 GT3 lower control arms front and rear with tarett monoball inner halfs
KW Clubsport double adjustable struts with Ground Control (camber/caster) front monoball camber plates and Tarrett rear monoball uppers.
Aluminum KW lower race perches
Eibach springs with lower bearings for no bind
Litronic headlights (work great for night races)
Oyssey 650 lightweight battery in Rennline mount
Rennline Aluminum drivers floor panel
Porsche PCCB master cyl and Endless 650
Complete radio wiring harness and mount with PTT on wheel(currently set up for Digital Vertex but easy to convert to any)
Custom Master switch mount with dual actuation
Electric SPA Extreme Fire system with dual actuation
Traqmate wiring harness and control head
Cool Shirt cooler mount, hose and wiring with timer switch on dash
Car has had recent corner bal and alignment
Cup center/side radiators and mounts including nose vent and inner fender liners, scoops etc.
ITC Carbon front Splitter and Porsche Tech Art rear wing (these alone were$4500)
We have over $90K in building this car, start racing today for a fraction of that. I am happy to answer any questions about the car during business hours-843 614 1516
To answer questions we are getting about lap times:
more photos at: autometricsmotorsports.com
The seller claims $90K invested, and that sounds about right from the look and build sheet. I’m not a fan of the alternately colored front bumper, but I am a fan of the Interseries classic 917 liveries, and my favorite has to be the Martini Racing “Hippie” 917 colors that appeared at both Le Mans on the 917LH and Watkins Glen on the 917K. Somehow, the swooping lines really suit the Cayman’s profile to me. Otherwise, I can’t say that there’s much I’d change here. It’s a solid build which I think is appropriately priced. It’s treading on early 911 GT3 street model money, and for the long term that’d be the smart car to buy. But if you want to have fun without worrying about long-term collect-ability, it’s pretty hard to beat this package in a Porsche!