• Nov 24th 2009 at 7:56PM
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XTR Carchip Porsche Cayman X-Wide - Click above for high-res image gallery

We're not overly familiar with XTR Carchip, but the Berlin-based tuning company caught our eye with its "X-Wide" Porsche Cayman project. Designed as a daily-driver-turned-track-tool, the 987 S underwent a major exterior overhaul, with a detachable CFRP front splitter, fenders, side skirts, carbon fiber exterior mirrors and an adjustable rear spoiler, along with a set of three-piece, central locking 18-inch BBS RS wheels wrapped in Pirelli rubber.

Inside, the stock stereo and air conditioning remain, but a set of Recaro GT3 seats with six-point Schroth harnesses and a roll cage make it ready for a late night assault on Hockenheim.

Somewhat disappointingly, the only modifications to the engine are a Super Sprint Magnum cat-back exhaust and an ECU tune which boosts output to 310 horsepower and brings a top speed of 177 mph. However, XTR isn't stopping there -- they're working on a twin-turbocharged version that will reportedly put out around 850 hp when it arrives next spring.

[Source: XTR Carchip via Porsche Point]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      from 310hp to 850hp....

      seems soo easy to boost these cars, porsche should just give all its cars optional twin turbo upgrades
      • 5 Years Ago
      nice, with the exception of the BBS wheels, always hated 'em.

      • 5 Years Ago
      gimmie that bod-mod as a kit! love a widebody Cayman!
      the front could use some help though..........
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cayman superior to 911 variants.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "... underwent a major exterior overall"

      • 5 Years Ago
      this looks like "only made for fans"

      • 5 Years Ago
      As much as I love the idea of a track based Cayman (Imagine Cayman RSR) this one just doesn't sit right with me. I cant figure if its the paint job or the kit or whatever. Id imagine a GT3 would be cheaper, and probably just as good as a performer. pass...
        • 5 Years Ago
        There are nights, which I dream of what a 911 would be like with a mid engine. If instead of trying to defy physics with engineering, and trying to overcome the disadvantages of a rear engine car, Porsche could just refocus their efforts on making a true TRUE mid engined sports car.

        I do believe Porsche has all the right ingredients for making the perfect sports car, but for some reason, they will just never give it to us. They just show us pieces in isolation, saying look how good this and that is. Maybe they are scared, or the thought of such a creation is mind boggling to those German engineers. All I can do is marvel at their feats, and hope that one day Porsche decides to build the perfect car, A modern, road going version of the 917 if you will.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree.

        I can't tell if the body looks strangely distorted by the widening kit...

        or if the blue over white paint job is just that un-flattering.

        But this is not the most attractive Porsche I've seen, and I love porsches, mid-engined especially.

        A Cayman built similarly to the Boxster Spyder, with 997 GT2 front end, and gently, properly widened rear fenders, maybe with turbo/GT2 side scoops in leu of the smaller Boxster/Cayman items.

        3.8 S-spec engine, with the power pack option at 405hp... GT3 engine @ 450hp... maybe even Turbo spec at 500 with it's twin variable vane boosters... any more than that is actually asking for death, rather than just injury. :D That backed by a limited-slip equipped PDK gearbox, with the sport chrono and PASM-compatible PSS10 Bilstein coil-over add-ons to spice up the sport mode...

        Sounds like a real fun ride, to me. :D and probably wouldn't look quite so demented as the above pictured car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They already did, The Carrera GT
        • 5 Years Ago
        Cayman = mid-engine. Having spun a GT3 RS (due to inexperience with RR cars), I can appreciate the better balance a mid-engined Porsche would give you.

        (GT3 RS was not mine, and no damage done, thankfully.)
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Carrera gt pretty much nailed it, and still is motivation for my success. but a flat 10 however, would have made it perfect.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well to me the fact that to start with the cayman isn't the best looking porsche out there isn't helping. Then they seem to have got the widebody from a new beetle and then they have a wing that we're really not used to on a porsche, usually their wings are like some of the best looking stock wings you can get on a car.

        I think that combination is what is complitely turning me off. It's not like I have that money anyway but not many people on here have, we're just discussing.
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