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The Cayman that Porsche should have built...
Cayman owners have long dreamed of giving their cars the power they need to truly be the best they can be. The dreaming is now over with the release of the TPC Racing Stage II(S2) Cayman S Turbo Kit. Drivers can now experience mind bending acceleration that equals that of a 997Turbo. By pairing the immense acceleration of 997Turbo with the Cayman's mid-engined agility, TPC Racing has created the ultimate driver's car.
The Accumoto Cayman Turbo RS gets some serious testing at Road America
After 22 months of R&D, our TPC Racing S2 Cayman S Turbo kit is now available to the public. With 460HP* on tap, the TPC Racing Cayman S Turbo will easily put you through the 1/4 mile in well under 12 seconds. During preliminary testing the TPC Racing test mule achieved a very respectable 11.7 second run @121mph; faster than a 997Turbo or a 997 GT3. However, with just a couple of TPC Racing's optional upgrades, drivers can now achieve 1/4mile times that are right on the edge of 10 seconds with the potential to be even faster! That's territory normally reserved for modified 997Turbo's and big block american muscle.
Combined with it's excellently balanced chassis, the TPC Racing S2 Cayman S Turbo is well equiped to terrorize GT3s and Z06s at your next track day. 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 s2 Cayman S Kit meets our strict standards for performance and earns our seal of approval!
With an engine tuned to develop 460HP*, working in concert with an outstanding mid-engined platform; it is understandable why the TPC Racing Cayman S Turbo Kit is so highly coveted by Cayman owners. This system transforms the Porsche Cayman/Boxster from a fairly capable sportscar, into a supercar killer. Porsche owners all have one thing in common; high expectations for their vehicle's performance; and with the TPC Racing S2 Cayman S Turbo kit, their expectations have been matched and exceeded.
The TPC Racing S2 Cayman Turbo test mule stretching its legs out on the dyno
TPC Racing Stage II Turbo Kit for the 2006-2008 Porsche Cayman/Boxster 2.7L-3.4L
Power and Reliability
The TPC Racing S2 Cayman S Turbo Kit employs a single turbo setup. The turbocharger used was specially designed to provide maximum power with fast spooling. In this application we have harnessed this turbocharger's mighty potential to force only 4.5lbs of boost into the stock Cayman S engine. Boost was restricted to 4.5lbs 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.
In order to cool the massive amount of compressed air being fed into the Cayman's engine, TPC Racing employs a liquid-to-air intercooler setup for maximum efficiency and ultimate power. This system works in conjuction with the OEM front center mount radiator***. By designing a front radatior system that employs that OEM Porsche front radiator ducts and supports, we can ensure the the system maintains Porsche's/TPC Racing's high standards for fit and finish as well as ease of installation. All of these OEM components have been wind tunnel test by Porsche to guarantee the most efficient airflow possible; you cannot beat Porsche engineering! In addition, should any of these components ever be damaged or worn out from years of use, replacement pieces can easily be purchased at any local Porsche dealership!
In order to move the coolant through the TPC Racing system, we turned to a stout and reliable Bosch coolant pump, the same pump used on the Ford GT and F150 Lightning. The pump size is carefully selected to move coolant at the most efficient rate; too fast and the coolant will pass through the radiaotor too quickly without transfering enough heat out of the coolant; too slow and the Intercooler will heat up because fresh cold coolant will take too long to circulate through the system. Positioning of the intercooler itself was a challenge, however the TPC Racing design places the intercooler in an area that will allow it to get ample cooling from the ambient airflow without being directly subjected to the muffler's radiant heat. Whether you are facing hours of stop and go traffic, desert heat, or a weekend at the track; the liquid-to-air intercooler setup used in the TPC Racing S2 Cayman S Turbo Kit will effectively manage intake air temperatures.
Planet-9's Dr.BugKiller & Jaica test driving Dr.BK's 2.7L Cayman Turbo in Puerto Rico!
The Sound to Match the Performance
The TPC Racing S2 Cayman S Turbo Kit completely replaces the stock exhaust system excluding the exhaust manifolds/catalytic converters. The exhaust included the TPC Racing S2 Cayman S 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.
No Sqeaks, No Rattles, No Worries
One of the perpetual downfalls of aftermarket turbo/supercharger systems is their overall fit and finish, ease of installation and the everyday drivability of the vehicle. One such issue, common with aftermarket forced induction systems is their tendency to have lots of sqeaks and rattles of parts rubbing and flexing and vibrating against other parts. This all leads to a car that may be fast, but is definitely not a pleasure to drive. In order to fight back against these annoyances, TPC Racing had the idea to create custom molded 5-layer silicone piping. These attractive pipes will produce absolutely ZERO squeaks or rattles to take away from the overall driving experience. And, because of the extreme flexibility of these silicone tubes, installation could not be more simple. They can be easily slid into position and be flexed to find a perfect fit. In addition, their extremely durable 5-layer construction ensures that they will be able to survive, without dents or breaks, for many years to come even if they take occasional impacts from small road debris. Just another way in which TPC Racing has gone above and beyond to create a system that is not only simple to install, but also requires virtually no maintenance! Combined with the TPC Racing S2 Cayman Turbo's superb driving characteristics, you'd swear you were driving a factory turbocharged car.
Road Racing Legend Randy Pobst in a
TPC Racing S2 Cayman Turbo
Comfortable in any Situation
Daily commuting with the TPC Racing S2 Cayman S Turbo Kit is a pleasure. During normal driving conditions, the car performs like any stock Porsche Cayman; with very smooth throttle response. The car is pleasant to drive as a daily commuter and in traffic it’s like driving a regular car. But as you press your right foot down a little harder, a whole new world opens up as the TPC Racing S2 Cayman S Turbo transforms from a sedate street car into a firebreathing 997Turbo killer. There is no turbo lag at all offering over 100lb/ft gain at even 2500 rpm, making it great when you just want to get up and go. When your foot hits the accelerator you are thrown back into your seat and with a greater acceleration than a GT3. This amazing combination of power and refinement makes the TPC Racing S2 Cayman S Turbo the perfect car to race at the track during the day, and drive home in the evening.
Finding the Perfect Tune
The secret to the amazing power and smoothness is our most advanced tuning system yet. The TPC Racing S2 Cayman S Turbo Kit utilizes 6 larger injectors controlled by our cutting edge ECU flash. This technology helps us provide the most well integrated system on the market, giving the driver the feeling that their Cayman came from Germany as a factory Cayman Turbo.
Planet-9 member PushingTin on his TPC Racing S2 Cayman Turbo:
"To add, this car is my daily driver, it's amazing, what is most amazing is that the car behaves as though it's totally stock, no drama whatsoever, seriously, none. However, it pulls so well and is a flying machine.
Considering the exhaust is not obviously stock, there is zero drone, my friend's Boxster with a B***a is just awful to drive unless you're stopped or going hard, in between it just gives you a headache, TPC exhaust, is admittedly, 'louder' than stock but not LOUD or intrusive.
I have a dedicated track car but have found myself using the Cayman most of the time, no codes, no heat issues, flawless so far and believe me I've driven it hard, if I had an issue then I could only say that for, although not 'loud' perception wise it has tripped the 92dB limit at Tremblant twice, this I think I know how to deal with so now it's not going to be an issue. "
Planet-9 member Skinnywhite on his TPC Racing S2 Cayman Turbo:
"...there is nothing like the feeling of chasing down and passing brand new Z06's and 2010 GT3's in your stock-looking Cayman S. The first time I caught a Z06 it was clear the guy didn't want to point me by...it took a few laps for him to decide "yes, this is really happening." At VIR on the back straight I was accelerating out of oak tree and just hanging with him the whole way down. The rest of the track of course I was all over his back bumper due to the superior handling and precision of the CS platform. Again, I can't put a price on putting Mr. Goodwrench in his C6 in my mirrors. And even multiple GT3's, both 996 and 997 got the treatment. I had an instructor drive it in the black group for a while and he chased down a GT3 RS which opted to go into the pits before being ignominiously passed by our humble 2006 CS2 with 45k+ miles on the clock...
...The ECU integration is nothing short of amazing. It runs like stock all day long on the street, and is an absolute beast on the track. I have other cars, but have been choosing my CS2 with turbo kit and suspension to make the 400+ mile roundtrip to my consulting job each week. It is docile and enjoyable on the street. The exhaust is louder, but not ridiculous."
Planet-9 member PushingTin replies to Skinnywhite about tracking his TPC Racing S2 Cayman Turbo:
"I have to agree with everything Skinnywhite has said, it makes a great car greater! Chasing down cars that you're not 'supposed' to, is a great feeling, admittedly when you chase a C63 AMG for 3 laps and he won't move over it gets frustrating, but it's part of what is to have a Cayman that looks stock, but doesn't 'act' it. After passing the Merc he went backwards, the conversation later went something like this.....a) "who's is the Cayman"me) "mine"a) "we had a good battle out there, I'm in the C63"me) " Yes. It was fun, but why wouldn't you let me by for ages?"The priceless and usual reply.....a) "It's a Cayman, you 'shouldn't' be able to stay with me in my 6.2 litre V8"me) "Ah, but I did ;o) ... "
A very satisfied customer from www.caymanclub.net posted:
“It feels different than what the dyno would indicate because at about 4k the earth begins to shake, you get stuffed back into your seat and it feels like a big block V8 was dropped into the engine bay behind you. Automotive nirvana.”
Cayman Club Member AW1 had this to say about his TPCRacing S2 Cayman S Turbo Kit
"I'm a pretty happy guy right now. This motor change makes the car so much more visceral. The exhaust note is perfect. the "emotional" quotient of the car is easily doubled or maybe even tripled!"
Another satisfied customer had this to say on Planet-9:
"Normal driving to the grocery store is exactly the same as before. Get your foot into the boost, and for the first couple of days, it is basically scary. I am used to it now, and love the feeling. You have such more range in how to drive the car: normal and civil, or crazy fast."
Read this outstanding review from Planet-9 Forum member Gator Bite
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned....
Planet-9 member STLPCA had this to say:
"This is among the best (maybe THE best) high performance turbocharged cars I've ever driven. And I don't mean just aftermarket conversions, I mean including well integrated factory systems: 99xTT, Audi Rs, etc. I was blown away with the experience which far exceeded my "looks great on paper" expectations."
Grand Am Driver and Accumoto Motorsports President,
Mark White in the
Accumoto Cayman Turbo RS
Grand Am Pro Driver Guy Cosmo and his
Cosmo-Sport Porsche 3.8L X-51 Cayman S Turbo
There are those drivers, that simply feel that a vehicle with only 460BHP is still unacceptably slow. For you braves souls, we have answers to your demands as well! The TPC Racing Stage III Cayman Turbo Package allows users to dial in over 500BHP, while the TPC Racing Stage IV Cayman Turbo System is rated over 600BHP!
Want to build the ultimate trackday Cayman; the TPC Racing Stage IV Cayman Turbo?
Check out TPC Racing's completely custom built 3.7L Low Compression Cayman Turbo. Designed to maintain maximum power for the long haul, the TPC Racing 3.7L Low Compression Cayman Turbo can safely run higher boost levels than the standard kit producing what some would call a tidal wave of torque all the way across the RPMs.
Just getting into the Porsche aftermarket, or modifying on a budget? Check out the TPC Racing Cayman/Boxster Stage 1 Turbo Kits. These non-intercooled turbo kits are the perfect building block for anyone just looking for moderate power for a street car, or for someone who wants to upgrade in the future! All TPC Racing Stage I Turbo Kits car be upgraded to the Stages at anytime.
TPC Racing Customer and Planet-9 Member
Diverdog Eats up the Competition at Mid-Ohio
Watch as a TPC Racing Cayman Turbo is driven HARD on the track for over 20 minutes!
While it's on track, nothing is safe, as it passes 996Turbos, GT3s, BMWs, and one very unlucky GT3RS.
1. Will I need to upgrade the fueling system to provide adequate fuel flow for the turbo kit?
In order to provide adequate fueling for TPC Racing 987.1 Cayman/Boxster S Turbo Kit, the OEM injectors are replaced with uprated motorsports injectors. No other modifications to the fueling system is necessary.
2. How do I tune the turbo kit once it is installed?
TPC Racing Turbo Kits come standard with ECU Tuning included, so NO additional tuning systems are required. Once your ECU has been tuned by TPC Racing, it is a simple plug and play installation, and you are ready to go!
3. Will I need anything else for the installation, that is not included in the kit?
If your vehicle is equipped with a 6speed manual transmission, it will be necessary to purchase a Front Center Radiator Kit for the Liquid-to-Air Intercooler system. This kit includes a TPC Racing Center Radiator, and all the necessary OEM mounting brackets.
TPCRacing Front Center Radiator Kit - $757**
4. What models Cayman/Boxster will this kit fit on?
The TPC Racing Cayman/Boxster S Turbo Kit can be installed on ANY 987.1 model Cayman/Boxster. Models equipped with Tiptronic transmission will require modification of the transmission mounts as well as relocation of the transmission oil cooler.
5. I have a vehicle with a built/swapped motor; can this kit be installed?
All vehicles with built/swapped motors are considered "special projects" as they usually entail more than just a simple installation of the turbo system. All "special projects" must be discussed with TPC Racing's engineering department.
6. Can TPC Racing Turbo Kits be shipped internationally?
YES! TPC Racing Turbo Kits and other products can be shipped to almost any country around the world! (shipping charges will vary depending on location)
7. Will my vehicle need any other upgrades (brakes/suspension/drivetrain/etc.) in order to handle the added power?
There are no other upgrades REQUIRED to handle the power of the Cayman/Boxster Turbo Kit. However, before installing any aftermarket high performance vehicle modification, you should make sure that all vehicle systems/components are in proper operating condition.
The only component that can see increased wear because of the additional power is the clutch/disc/flywheel assembly. This is very dependent on the driving style of the vehicle owner. However, good condition factory units can withstand the added power of the turbo kit for standard street applications. When the OEM components do require replacement due to age/wear, we have both OEM and aftermarket upgrade options for the clutch and flywheel.
While not necessary, we, at TPC Racing, also produce a long line of suspension/drivetrain/brake upgrades that will compliment your turbo setup, and help you to create s true budget supercar!
8. Are there any special maintenance procedures?
As with all high performance vehicles, regular maintenance must be performed to help ensure the longevity and proper operation of all engine and turbo kit components. Oil changes must be performed every 3000miles, or once a year, whichever comes first. For those who drive more aggressively or use their vehicles on track, oil changes should be done more frequently based on how hard you drive.
9. Will the turbo upgrade void my factory warranty?
As with any aftermarket high performance engine modification, the TPC Racing Cayman/Boxster Turbo Kit will void your engine's factory warranty. The rest of the vehicle will remain unaffected.
10. Can I use my aftermarket/stock exhaust in conjunction with a TPC Racing Turbo Kit?
NO! All TPC Racing Turbo Kits come with a full stainless steel exhaust system, specifically designed and engineered to work with the rest of the components of the TPC Racing Turbo Kit. There are no aftermarket/stock exhaust systems that are compatible with a TPC Racing Turbo Kit. This is because when an aftermarket turbocharger system is added to a vehicle, the standard exhaust layout often times will not allow for integration of the turbocharger and related components.
* - All WHP(wheel horsepower) figures are determined using a Dynojet Reseach Inc., 224x RWD dynomometer. All BHP(crank/brake horsepower) figures are estimated.
**Prices subject to change
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