Porsche Cayman TechArt GT Sport

28Mar07

Porsche Cayman TechArt GT SportPorsche Cayman based TechArt GT Sport

3.8-liter displacement, 385 hp at 6,600 rpm, a peak torque of 407 Nm at 4,600 rpm and a top speed of 285 km/h: Those are the performance cornerstones of the new TechArt GTsport, that TechArt Automobildesign builds in small-series production based on the Porsche Cayman S.

At the heart of this mid-engine sports car lies the increase in displacement from standard 3,387 cm³ to 3,824 cm³. The increase is facilitated by a bore enlarged to 99 millimeters with the corresponding larger special pistons, and by the installation of a special crankshaft. The conversion further includes sports camshafts, a modified intake manifold with air filter system and an aluminum header. The perfect interaction of all these components including the fully stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with high-performance manifold is orchestrated by new mapping for the engine electronics. Powered by this engine, the mid-engine sports car offers excellent performance: The sprint form 0 – 62 mph takes just 4.9 seconds, and with a top speed of 285 km/h the TechArt two-seater easily bests its production counterpart in this discipline, too.

The exhilarating performance is coupled with striking looks and refined aerodynamic properties. The TechArt GTsport front apron is designed to replace the production bumper. With its large air inlets and four auxiliary headlights it lends the two-seater a more dynamic appearance while reducing lift on the front axle at high speeds. The extendable carbon air splitter further minimizes aerodynamic lift. The TechArt rocker panels were modeled to calm the airstream between front and rear wheel houses. Carbon mirror moldings round out the racing look of the TechArt GTsport. To optimize downforce on the rear axle TechArt Automobildesign equips the GTsport with a rear wing with extendable carbon flap. The rear apron is refined by a carbon diffuser.

Striking looks and agile handling are the hallmarks of the TechArt tire/wheel combination on the GTsport. The light-weight one-piece TechArt Formula five-spoke wheels are mounted on the front axle in size 8.5Jx20 with ContiSportContact 3 tires in size 235/30 ZR 20. The rear axle features wheels in size 11Jx20 with size 305/25 ZR 20 tires. Specially calibrated to these wheels and tires is the TechArt VarioPlus coil-over suspension for all vehicles that are factory-equipped with the electronically adjustable PASM damper system. This suspension allows adjustable lowering by up to 25 mm and manual selection of damper settings ‘Normal’ and ‘Sport’ at the push of a button. The dampers are not limited by the manually selected setting: Sporty driving automatically firms up the dampers in both suspension modes. The result is an optimal symbiosis of excellent ride comfort during normal driving and agile direct response during fast cornering.

As a world-renowned specialist for exclusive car interiors TechArt Automobildesign will customize the interior of the GTsport in the company-own upholstery shop according to customers’ individual specifications.
The product lineup includes exclusive fully leather interiors as well a numerous sporty accessories: TechArt offers ergonomically shaped airbag sport steering wheels with three or four spokes as well as aluminum foot pedals, shifter and foot rest. Also available are stainless-steel door sills with TechArt logo.

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