Porsche Cayman with a Coyote V8 Update

Porsche Cayman with a Ford 5.0 L Coyote V8

Yu Fang enjoyed taking his 2006 Porsche Cayman to the track until he damaged the flat-six engine on one of those track days. When he took the car to Limitless Motorsports in Miami, Florida for a replacement engine was going to cost $15K.

Porsche Cayman with a Ford 5.0 L Coyote V8

While looking for other engine options a friend with a LS3 powered BMW E36 M3 suggested a LSx V8. Yu considered it but after some research determined a 5.0 L Aluminator (Coyote) V8 would be better suited for track days.

Porsche Cayman with a Ford 5.0 L Coyote V8

With the engine decision finalized he took the Cayman to John McCann Fabrication to have custom motor and transmission mounts, custom long tube headers, and a new firewall built.

Porsche Cayman with a Ford 5.0 L Coyote V8

The engine was connected to the factory Porsche Getrag G87 six-speed transaxle using a Kennedy Engineering adapter.

Porsche Cayman with a Ford 5.0 L Coyote V8

Back at Limitless Motorsports they build and installed the wiring. The factory Porsche ECU was kept to run the body electronics and a Ford Racing ECU for the motor control.

Porsche Cayman with a Ford 5.0 L Coyote V8

When the Cayman got on the dyno the engine with a Boss 302 intake produced 424 horsepower and 364 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. The car’s weight increased slightly to 3,046 lbs and the weight distribution resulted in a 47% front and 53% rear bias.

Porsche Cayman with a Ford 5.0 L Coyote V8

Yu wanted to make a slash at SEMA 2016 with a Gulf racing livery wrap. Which is where these photos were taken.

Porsche Cayman with a Ford 5.0 L Coyote V8

Porsche Cayman with a Ford 5.0 L Coyote V8

Porsche Cayman with a Ford 5.0 L Coyote V8

Source: The Charis Culture and Limitless Motorworks

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