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Old 01-05-2019, 09:24 PM
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Default 2012 Cayman S Black Edition - #209 of 500

Hello Rennlisters,
After a dreamy 9 months with a bare bones 987.1 S, I went on a hiatus with an S2000 track car for a couple years. I always knew I would get back into a Porsche but really wanted to do it right the second time. After months of searching, I found the right car - so after a good PPI I jumped on a plane and picked it up. Couldn't wipe the grin off my face all the way home!

2012 Porsche Cayman S
- Black Edition #209 of 500
- 6-speed Manual Transmission
- Sport Shifter
- Carbon Fiber backed Sport Bucket Seats
- Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB)
- PASM
- Sport Chrono
- Limited Slip Differential

I am super excited to have picked up this car! With PSE, the option list would have been perfect. In truth I was searching for a Cayman R, but I was unable to find one with the Buckets and Manual Transmission. After researching the Black Edition, I was sold. R power, great wheels, big brake option, bucket seat option, rarity, etc. It keeps the looks more subtle and you get access to the wonderful options of the R (minus the suspension of course). Plus, I love black...

Before I even washed it the first time, I bolted on a Remus Stainless Steel exhaust system with the black tips. I am a sound snob, and a sports car should be audible! I am very pleased with the exhaust note, it has no real drone and sounds better everywhere in the rpm. Not too loud, I would say quieter than my gen 1 with Remus (which makes sense).
Dont worry, the OE exhaust is safely stored away, as will all of the OE components.

I have a few cosmetic options planned, and want to look into the PASM controller upgrade, but overall the car is perfect. I am looking forward to keeping it for a long time!








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great spec MXA enjoy...
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Wow great score!!! LWB's and PCCB's with a MT on a Cayman has to be highly uncommon.

The Active PASM controller is impressive, I drove a friends 997.2 with the controller installed and was blown away at how sharp the car felt and how well it kept the car flat.

Enjoy in good health!
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:25 AM
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That is an awesome find, congrats! Looks super clean underneath. PCCB’s and buckets. Wow.
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:54 AM
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Nice find! Fantastic spec with the LWB and PCCB's. I have an R myself and honestly, I do not think you are missing much without the PSE option. I ordered my R from the factory and the only thing I was somewhat disappointed in is the PSE exhaust -- it is too subtle, IMO. Enjoy your ride!
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Spec is amazing! Congrats!
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:49 AM
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R owner here too, nice find!

I didn't know the black edition Caymans also had the slightly higher HP of the R's. Other than our cool red doorpulls you're not missing a thing.
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The PERFECT mix of options... love it! I'd take yours over a Cayman R. Congrats!

Exhaust note from the Remus unit is one of the best for our cars
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:23 AM
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I like the color combo! (maybe I’m biased...)

Looks like a great car and unique set of options for a Cayman. Enjoy!
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Just adore those wheels...
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Great spec! Enjoy
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Piling on with the congrats. Great find!
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:28 PM
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Default Thanks for all the well wishes!

I appreciate all the positive comments folks!
Just got a DA polisher today, will claybar and polish with Meguiars M205 this week. Then I can proceed with applying some cosmetic mods I picked up.
- Matte Black Cayman R side stripe
- Black Cayman R headlight surround
- Euro side markers


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205 will do a nice job with removing the light swirls. Which pad did you buy?

The ghosted porsche lettering will look absolutely awesome. I remember seeing a Spyder with the ghosted porsche lettering back when they were first introduced and I loved the look.

I have to admit that I’m surprised the Black Edition didn’t have black headlight surrounds, seems like it should have been a no brainer. Can’t wait to see the results!
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Old 01-08-2019, 01:26 AM
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Marine Blue Exactly how I feel on the headlight surrounds! I saw a blacked out GT3 Touring with the ghost stripes and was blown away. Hope it does justice here!
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