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2006 TechArt Cayman Widebody

2006 TechArt Cayman Widebody

2006 TechArt Cayman Widebody

29-11-2006 Essen – The TechArt Widebody based on the Porsche Cayman S doesn’t only offer spectacular design but also extra driving fun and agility. After the huge success of the Widebody concept for the current Boxster generation, TechArt Automobildesign now developed a wide body version for the mid-engine coupe.

With the add-on fender flarings on front and rear axle the TechArt Widebody is eight centimeters wider than the standard car. The front extensions don’t only provide extra room inside the wheel houses but also improve the deventilation of the heated up air with their integrated wheel-house ventilation. The rear flarings are equipped with largely dimensioned air ducts to bring fresh air to the centrally placed engine.

Apart from spectacular, sporty design the TechArt designers of course paid attention to optimal aerodynamic efficiency. The TechArt front spoiler bumper reduces the lift at the front axle and improves the cooling of the front brakes with large air ducts. The TechArt rear apron with integrated diffuser rounds out the conversion.

The tail of the car can be alternatively upgraded with the large TechArt GT sport rear wing or a subtle rear spoiler.

Extremely broad wheels and tires make the TechArt Widebody concept for the Boxster complete: Specially for this wide body version they developed custom-made versions of the one-piece TechArt Formula five spoke wheel. The front axle is equipped with wheels in size 8.5Jx20, the rear axle is equipped with 12Jx20 wheels.

After extensive test drives, TechArt Automobildesign recommends ContiSportContact 2 high performance tires in sizes 235/30 ZR 20 front and 305/25 ZR 20 rear for the Widebody. The height-adjustable TechArt sport suspension is specially set-up for these ultra-wide wheels and tires and the wider track of the car. The coil-over suspension doesn’t only provide an individual damping of the roadster but also lowers the two-seater car by some 25 millimeters. Cayman models with PASM system can be updated with the sporty set up TechArt VarioPlus coil over sport suspension. This suspension isn’t only adjustable in height but also in damping by a push on the button inside the cockpit.

TechArt also offers engine tuning for the Widebody. The two watercooled six-cylinder boxer engines can be upgraded with the TechArt power kits. They each consist of a sport air filter and newly programmed engine electronics. The result: 15 hp / 11 kW extra power and optimized road performance.

Another performance option is the TechArt 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 engine conversion further includes sports camshafts. A modified intake manifold with special air filter system and an aluminum header provide ample combustion air. The perfect interaction of all these components including the fully stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with high-performance manifolds is orchestrated by new mapping for the engine electronics.

With a maximum power output of 385 hp / 283 kW and a peak torque of 407 Nm the TechArt displacement engine satisfies both highly sporty minded drivers as well as those pilots who want lots of pulling power from low engine speed.

Powered by this engine, the mid-engine sports car offers excellent performance: The sprint from 0 – 100 km/h takes just 4.9 seconds, and with a top speed of 303 km/h the TechArt two-seater easily bests its production counterpart in this discipline, too.

TechArt offers individual full leather trims in all colors and designs for the Widebody. The range reaches from completing the ex-works leather trims up to a completely redesigned cockpit with special sports seats and ergonomically shaped airbag sports steering wheel.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $ $250 000
engine Flat-6 w/TechArt Intake Manifold, Pistons, Sport Cams, Aluminum Header, Stainless Exhaust
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cylinder
fuel feed Fuel Injection
displacement 3824 cc / 233.4 in³
bore 99 mm / 3.9 in
stroke 78 mm / 3.07 in
compression 11.1:1
power 287.1 kw / 385 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output 100.68 bhp per litre
torque 447.42 nm / 330 ft lbs @ 4400 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel TechArt Front Spoiler, Flares, Side Skirts, Rear Apon, Diffuser
driven wheels RWD
wheel type TechArt Formula GTS
front tires 235/30 ZR 20 ContiSportContact 2
rear tires 305/25 ZR 20 ContiSportContact 2
front brakes Vented Discs
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Vented Discs
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 30.5 cm / 20 x 12 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Rack & Pinion
f suspension McPherson Struts w/Aluminum Control & Track Arms
r suspension McPherson Struts w/Aluminum Control & Track Arms
wheelbase 2415 mm / 95.1 in
front track 1486 mm / 58.5 in
rear track 1528 mm / 60.2 in
length 4341 mm / 170.9 in
width 1801 mm / 70.9 in
height 1305 mm / 51.4 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~303 kph / 188.3 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.9 seconds