The Porsche Cayman 987 was by no means an anemic sports car. In fact, its most powerful version, the Cayman R, developed up to 326 horsepower (243 kilowatts) and 273 foot-pounds (370 Newton meters) of torque, from a three-cylinder six-cylinder engine, 4 liters.
These numbers were enough to catapult the second generation Cayman to a full stop at 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in five seconds flat when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. The mid-engine rear Porsche reached 282 km / h (175 mph).
If you thought these performances were enough, someone four years ago thought the opposite. This person thought he needed more, and what better engine to turn to than a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 Coyote from a Ford Mustang.
posted by Power per hour on Youtube in 2016 (integrated above) and unearthed by Road and track, this Porsche Cayman obtained an engine transplant with a Mustang GT as a donor. It’s a crazy idea and could very well be on the list of the most absurd engine swaps we’ve ever seen – perhaps right after the Cummins-powered Mazda RX-8. Okay. Calm down. Breathe.
The engine transplant, of course, meant that the V8 was protruding from the Cayman’s engine compartment and the air filter residing in the trunk. It still worked, and the original poster recorded a dynamic reading of 428 hp (319 kW) and 364 lb-ft (494 Nm) of twists on the rear wheels. Quite impressive.
But there is only one problem. Without any engine cover (assuming the owner didn’t bother to fix this), there must have been chaos inside while driving. Legend has it that the owner of this building was deaf or became deaf after a week with the car.
We are kidding, of course.