One owner decided to shoehorn a 5.0-liter Ford Mustang V8 into a Porsche Cayman body after blowing its original flat-six during a track day. Why pay for an expensive and bigger flat six from a 911 when you can put in a Ford crate engine instead?
Limitless Motorworks in Florida was up to the challenge and they managed to make Ford's $14,000 all-aluminum crate engine work. Once installed, the factory Cayman S six-speed gearbox sent 424 horsepower and 364 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. They’ve even added a the Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 ‘s electric power steering to the mix. On top of that, the V8 Cayman comes with a set of KW coilovers, stickier tires and a bespoke exhaust.
As with most first time projects, the price is steep and Autoevolution said the vehicle ended up costing $100,000. That’s because Limitless had to move the firewall closer to the front for a larger engine bay, upgrade the suspension, and then figure out how to make all of the new components work with the Cayman’s existing systems.
The final product isn’t perfect as there’s less legroom and the cabin can get a bit hot, but that shouldn’t stop someone who’s interested in a V8 Cayman.
Some Porsche purists out there may be foaming at the mouth and consider this swap a sacrilegious act, but for those of you who don’t care and still want one, Limitless Motorworks can crank one out for around $70,000.