The No. 26 Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 started a chain reaction of aggressive love-taps during Friday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, making a proper mess right at Circuit of The Americas’ start-finish line. That’s not the place for pit maneuvers, in case you didn’t know.
When I first saw that a shop in Florida had yanked the low-slung flat-six out of a Porsche Cayman and stuffed in a tall 5.0-liter Ford Mustang V8, I wondered if the car’s handling might be compromised. But now my musings have been answered by Matt Farah and some badass canyon roads.
I love crazy engine swaps, even if they turn a car from daily-drive-able to totally useless. Here’s a Porsche Cayman—a car normally fitted with a mid-mounted, low-slung flat-six— but with a big 5.0-liter Coyote V8 swapped in. It may sound like blasphemy, but just watch how much power this thing makes on the dyno.
So at first glance, this doesn’t look that different from the last Porsche Cayman. But the new 718 Cayman—like 911 Carrera, get it?—has some pretty substantial updates, just like its ragtop sister the 718 Boxster. Here’s the lowdown.
No automaker is the king of vaporware sports cars like the Volkswagen Group. Rumored concepts like a sub-Boxster Porsche, a Volkswagen Bluesport Roadster or an exotic to slot below the Audi R8 never seem to come to fruition. But a German magazine seems confident an Audi R6, based on the Boxster and Cayman, is really…
Our pal Ryan Eversley has successfully used the Jalop bump (and a lot of racing talent) to take the checkered flag at several Pirelli World Challenge events. You may not be as fast as Eversley, but for $74,900, you can throw down some laps in his 2010 Cayman.
Because that’s apparently how much the most hopped-up, race ready Porsche Cayman GT4 will cost you. At least before you start adding options, anyway.
If you want to take your Porsche to the track as often as you have to take it to work you’re probably buying a Cayman. What do you need to know before you buy a Porsche Cayman? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
Here’s a shot of one of the looniest on-track battles I’ve seen on a race track in a long, long time. It was from last weekend’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Lime Rock, and these Caymans were going at it like their lives depended on it. Neither car was going for the win. No, this was the battle for …
Porsche hasn’t sold a four-cylinder car in America since the 968 called it quits way back in 1995. But in this age of efficiency and turbos, we can’t all be gigantic engines, can we? That’s why the Boxster and Cayman are getting turbo flat-fours when they’re replaced next year.
Porsche, more than almost any other Le Mans team, keeps pretty close ties between the engines in its race cars and those in its road cars. So, uh, what's going on with the V4 in the 919 LMP1 hybrid?
For this next story, I'm going to need you to gather enough salt that you'll have no reason not to make margaritas afterward. The latest rumor involving the much-speculated-on next-gen Porsche Boxster and Cayman says the cars will be renamed the Porsche 718. Guhhh?
Folks in Shaoxing City raised eyebrows when some punk pulled up in a Porsche Cayman and opened up an impromptu scarf-vending stall on Shengli Dong Road. He said he felt bad asking parents for gas money after they bought him the car.
If you are a Porsche fan and you weren't either in Austin at Circuit of the Americas this weekend or glued to the TV whenever coverage finally appeared, I have to question what you're doing with your life.