Project 981 Cayman - Build Series (Overview)

Project 981 Cayman - Build Series (Overview)

Project 981 Cayman - Build Series

Spec - 2014 Porsche Cayman (2.7L Base - Manual Transmission)

Power - 275 HP / 213 TQ

Options - 19" Boxster S Wheels, Multi-functional Sport Wheel, Seat Ventilation, Convenience Package, Partial Leather Sport Seats in Black


The goal of this build is to showcase several performance options for the 981 Cayman & Boxster. Having previously owned a 987 Cayman S, we were intrigued to see if Porsche's evolution of the Cayman was good enough for the enthusiast. Our hope is to make a Cayman that is more fun to drive, can keep up with other Porsche's on track and hopefully match the straight-line speed of a stock 987.2 Cayman S (fingers crossed).

Through the course of this build we will post regular blog updates that will feature more information, photography and link to our YouTube videos. We will include how-to guides for installing various parts, step-by-step. We will also provide dyno plots and acceleration figures along with overall impressions of the products. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and Blog to stay up to date!

We plan to do at least 10 episodes but will also be sprinkling in sound clips and short takes that will highlight the build progress.

The Build Plan - "The Goods"

Motul 0W40 8100 Series 100% Synthetic Oil

LED Clear Side Markers

Raceseng Circuit Sphere Shift Knob

Cobb Accessport V3 - 981 Cayman

IPD Competition Plenum w/ GT3 Throttle Body

aFe MagnuFlow Air Filters - 981 Cayman

Agency Power 200 Cell Headers -981 Cayman

Soul Performance Products - Valved Exhaust System (981)

Custom Pro Tuning w/ Cobb Accessport

Ohlins or JRZ Coilovers

Tarett Engineering Sway Bars


991 Carrera S Brakes

Wheels / Tires - TBD


Some Additional Content Coming Soon

  • Baseline Dyno Runs
  • Modified Dyno Runs
  • Acceleration Figures (Stock / Modified)
  • VIR Track Day
  • Sound Clips
  • How-To Install Guides
  • Vlog Updates - Driving Impressions


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