Project 987.2 Porsche Cayman S, Getting 1000 lbs of Downforce with Verus Engineering!

Verus was also able to create this table showing ride height to downforce.  This allows you to adjust the suspension to avoid pitch sensitivity and to tune aero balance.

Verus also provided this table of downforce to speed at various angles of attack.  This is a great help in car setup as well.  It’s interesting to see that up to 200 lbs of downforce can be generated at autocross speed!

In the next edition of Project Cayman we install the Verus Engineering aero and do the baseline setup! We are really looking forward to this relatively painless process where someone else has already done the thinking for us!

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  1. Although I’ll never be able to afford this outrageous Carmen, I’ve been interested in the Caman since it’s inception – it just made sense even if Porsche “put the lid on its development to preserve their 911 market. I always believed in the Cayman concept like a newly converted religious sinner! I will never even see much less drive this highly developed iteration of the Cayman. But, I greet it as the very best Porsche ever built and potentially if not presently The Best Sports Car in existence bar none.”The best was expected” and it wasn’t Porsche that delivered!

    1. Well, since the new GT3 finally has double wishbone suspension, I doubt that the Cayman is the best Porsche ever built. But, it is obvious that they have been holding out with MacPherson strut suspension for as long as possible. Finally, the ultimate street Porsche is here…if you can afford it.

      And, you can get it with a manual transmission!

  2. Do these renderings mean that there’s not much to gain by raising the rear wing higher? The color of the air hitting the rear wing is the same as the color of the clean air in front of the car.

    1. Yes there were no indicated gains by putting the wing higher. Lower wings usually work better on fastback cars as the flow stays attached to the roofline and deck better.

  3. I remember in the video on the initial build that the plan was to use the hydraulic HLS system to drop the rear of the car in the straights to reduce the rear wing angle and low the drag like a DRS system. Theoretically could you information from a shock travel sensor to continually adjust the height of the front and rear suspension to hold the aero in an optimum height as the car pitches and rolls through braking and cornering?

    1. We are not that smart. Correction the owner of the car doesn’t have the money to pay for the development of that.

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