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grantsfo
The crazy 2000 lb Cayman S AX car project. Being a decade long 914 owner I'm always trying to get same feeling 914 brings in my more modern cars. With Cayman S that means getting nearly 10000 lbs out of the car. It's a long tedious project for garage project but hey here it is. Down to roughly 2150 lbs and that's with wide body and aero . Still have another easy 100 lbs to remove from dash and other places. I knew I'd get close as my 1975 lb Boxster project car had full cage and mostly steel body panels and doors.


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Andyrew
Awesome Grant!

Where are you racing mainly? Alameda?
Racer
Neat! How's the engine?
campbellcj
That is awesome! It's depressing how fat and numb the new cars have become. There's something almost magical about driving a 1-ton mid-engined car with decent power and brakes.
Krieger
Well, how did you do it? What can you eliminate? How much fiberglass does it take? Can you elimant things like power steering/brakes at that point? What year car is it? How does it drive now? Congratulations!
xperu
That's is a totally cool car, it looks fast sitting still. Nice. Mike Kelly
ottox914
So. Fine. Will it be at Nate? What class? Impressive and congrats.
Justinp71

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jmitro
that's really cool and I'm all for being as light as possible, but I'd find it really hard to get under 2000lbs wet with mostly steel body panels. Especially without compromising structural integrity - unless you go full tube frame and cut out all the inner structure.

My 93 BMW E36 was 2450 wet with full cage and I was very creative at eliminating weight.

So what all did you eliminate? rather, what do you still HAVE?
Chris Pincetich
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ConeDodger
QUOTE(grantsfo @ Aug 4 2017, 02:40 PM) *

The crazy 2000 lb Cayman S AX car project. Being a decade long 914 owner I'm always trying to get same feeling 914 brings in my more modern cars. With Cayman S that means getting nearly 10000 lbs out of the car. It's a long tedious project for garage project but hey here it is. Down to roughly 2150 lbs and that's with wide body and aero . Still have another easy 100 lbs to remove from dash and other places. I knew I'd get close as my 1975 lb Boxster project car had full cage and mostly steel body panels and doors.


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Probably a typo but I wouldn't guess the car weighed 10000# to begin with so getting that much weight out of it would be a miracle!

I'd guess at 2150# you're pretty much at the limit.
Rand
We all saw the typo and recognized it as only that. I was wondering who would be the first to call it out. I almost did. LOL.

Nice work Grant. Wish I could ride shotgun.
Heater Guy
My Cayman was weighed at Thunderhill last race. No fuel no driver 2,729 lbs.
Car is pretty light, no interior, one race seat, etc.Click to view attachment
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