RPM Technik Reveals Cayman CSR
Based on a Cayman S, the 981 CSR is the latest addition to RPM Technik’s range of enhanced CSR cars, which already include the 986 Boxster, 996 and 997. CSR models are track-focused vehicles designed to be used daily, on both road and track without compromise. This new model has been developed from track data gathered via testing at Spa Francorchamps and Millbrook Proving Grounds, and in consultation with former Carrera Cup and BTCC Champion, Tim Harvey. Like its forebears, the 981 CSR features a series of technical improvements, with upgrades to suspension, transmission, running gear, brakes, and exhaust system, alongside styling modifications. All are designed to take the 981 Cayman S to a new level.
Engine responsiveness and power delivery have been improved via the fitment of a CSR lightweight clutch and flywheel assembly and a sports exhaust system, maximum traction and handling is afforded through the fitment of a CSR Limited Slip Differential (LSD) upgrade. Addressing the issue of the 981 Cayman’s tall gear ratios is a custom design CSR low-ratio crown wheel and pinion, altering acceleration and perceived horsepower.
Braking is improved through the fitment of custom CSR brakes, the fronts re-designed to incorporate large six-pot callipers with floating discs. Taking care of the new vehicle’s handling is modified Ohlins coilover suspension coupled with stiffer ARBs, 19-inch HRE alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Cup tyres sit on each corner. Finally a full geometry setup, including ride height and corner weighting on the very latest Biessbarth geometry equipment, has been performed by RPM Technik’s Motorsport Department.
Aesthetically speaking the addition of a CSR Aero spoiler, rear diffuser and an uprated front bumper with CSR driving lights, affords the car a more purposeful look that is further enhanced by a CSR decal set. As part of a subtle facelift inside comes the signature CSR rev counter, CSR steering wheel and CSR sill trims, racing harnesses and re-engineered pedals to assist heel and toe downshifts also feature. As with all CSR vehicles the 981 receives a unique build plaque.
RPM Technik’s Commercial Director, Darren Anderson, commented: “For some time now we have been asked when we would produce a 981 CSR. As with all models, we spend a considerable amount of time evaluating the project to see what would work best on each model without adversely impacting what is an already great car. Under our design and engineering protocols upgraded components are tested and appraised, often several times over. We think the 981 serves as a perfect platform for a CSR, it has great balance and has already proved to be a very dynamic track vehicle, as a result it presents a great platform to build from. I’m confident that we have again produced a winning driver’s car which will be rewarding for use not only on track, but for every day.”
The Cayman 981 CSR by RPM Technik is available to order now as a full conversion for £34,995. However as with all CSR models the conversion can be undertaken on a modular basis or it can be built to a customer’s own specification. If interested parties do not already own a 981 Cayman S, the sales team at RPM Technik can help source the perfect base car for the CSR conversion. We look forward to testing the 981 Cayman CSR in a forthcoming issue of GT Porsche. Visit www.rpmtechnik.co.uk for more information in the meantime.