For your weekend perusal, we bring you info on Strosek's Individual Program for the Porsche Cayman. Porsche tuners appear to be having their fair share of fun with the Boxster-based coupe, and here, Strosek Design is no exception.
There are varying degrees of tune, of course. The "lighter" tuning packages bumps the car's factory output of 295 horsepower up to a more robust 320. There is another option, however -- a 3.8L engine upgrade that gives the Cayman 380 horses and shaves .7 seconds off its 0-100km/h (62 mph) time, which becomes 4.7 sec. It also elevates its top speed from 171 to 179 mph.
Bodywork changes are fairly abundant, yet are more subtle than what you see from some other tuners. Of, course, there are the basics: a new front spoiler, rocker panels, and a larger carbon fiber replacement for the Cayman's stock motorized rear spoiler. In addition to those, Strosek also fits a roof spoiler, rear diffuser, and new rearview mirrors. Finally, the factory openings ahead of the rear wheels are enclosed in new ram air boxes.
Changes to the car's dynamics range from new springs to a full sport suspension dialed in on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The de rigeur wheel and tire upgrades are available in 19" and 20" sizes, and the interior can be dressed up in almost any number of ways.
The changes are both effective and generally tasteful, though we'd happily ditch the extra decals seen in a couple of the accompanying photos. Other than that, if we were to find one in our garage, you'd hear no complaints from us -- just happy giggles.
(Photos, press release after the jump)
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STROSEK CUSTOMIZATION WITH 380 hp / 280 kW FOR THE PORSCHE CAYMAN
Driving Design is the trademark of Vittorio Strosek. Now an exclusive Strosek Individual Program is also available for the new Porsche Cayman. It includes striking and aerodynamically efficient body components: Engine tuning with up to 380 hp / 280 kW, custom-tailored light-alloy wheels with 19- and 20-inch diameters and precision-calibrated suspensions lend the mid-engine sports car even better handling characteristics.
To give the Cayman an even more striking front and to reduce lift on the front axle Strosek Design has developed an innovative, modular solution: The production front apron is refined with a two-piece front spoiler with integrated air dams for the front brakes. For further improved front aerodynamics there is an additional center airfoil that like all other Strosek body components is manufactured in OEM quality from PU-Rim material.
The sides of the coupe appear longer and sleeker after the installation of the Strosek rocker panels and the power Strosek sport convex mirrors. The design team has also developed ram boxes for the engine that optimize power yield thanks to the RAM air effect they produce.
The rear of the various Cayman models can also be injected with additional sporty character:
The roof spoiler extends past the roofline onto the rear window, thereby giving the Porsche an even lower and more aggressive look. The Strosek rear airfoil was designed to replace the smaller production wing while still being deployed electrically like its production counterpart. The Strosek aerodynamic-enhancement concept for the Cayman is rounded out with a diffuser for the production rear apron.
The Strosek design for the coupe from Zuffenhausen is further characterized by forged Strosek light-alloy wheels, which are available as one-piece or multi-piece rims with 19- or 20-inch diameters. The largest version features three-piece five-spoke wheels in sizes 8.5Jx20 and 11Jx20 with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires in size 235/30 ZR 20 in front and size 305/25 ZR 20 on the rear axle.
Strosek Design has developed custom-tailored suspensions that are the perfect match for these tire/wheel combinations. Cayman owners can choose from progressive-rate sport springs that lower the ride height of the coupe by some 35 millimeters and a sport suspension calibrated on the north circuit of the Nürburgring race track. The Strosek suspension features variable bound and rebound plus ride-height adjustment.
Thus equipped the mid-engine sports car is well suited for additional power. Strosek Design offers two performance levels for the Cayman S: A tuning kit consisting of sport air filter, metal catalyst, sport exhaust and reprogrammed engine electronics provides an increase in power output from standard 295 hp / 217 kW to 320 hp / 236 kW.
Even more punch is available with the Strosek Design conversion to a 3.8-liter six-cylinder flat engine with 380 hp / 279 kW and a peak torque of 415 Nm. With this engine the coupe sprints from rest to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 288 km/h.
Regardless of whether it is used in conjunction with or without engine tuning; the Strosek stainless-steel sport exhaust system with two high- polished tailpipes provides a more aggressive exhaust note and optimizes power yield.
For a stylish interior upgrade there are such exclusive accessories as velour floor mats with Strosek logo and sporty aluminum shifter, foot pedals and foot rest. In addition Strosek Design offers exclusive fully leather interiors in any desired color.