I came across a story a few weeks ago about a guy named Eduardo Bodmer who had always wanted a Porsche. The title of the story is what caught me: “Check Out My Ride: Bringing a first-of-its-kind Porsche to D.C. meant doing things differently”. Of course it grabbed me!
Bodmer was looking for a Porsche, but not just any Porsche. He wanted something a bit more exotic and settled on a Techart Porsche Cayman. One that is a rarity in the States with only about 50 currently here.
I’ll let you read the article if you want the whole story, but the highlights are after placing a call to Techart Germany and realizing the waiting list was too long and the cost too high, he embarked on building the car himself. Starting with a base 2006 Porsche Cayman GT, here’s a partial list of what he changed on the car:
- Techart GT package – The rear spoiler alone was $5,000!
- Victor Equipment Florio 3-piece 20″ wheels
- APR full exhaust system with software support
- Porsche’s X51 (Ultimate Performance) Package – An extensive factory upgrade that replaces many of the engine parts with high quality parts.
- GT3 grill, lightweight pulley kit and intake system
All told, he spent $138,000 over three years to create the car. Certainly a one-0f-a-kind car in D.C., and beyond. Kind of cool to see someone embark on some great upgrades on the Cayman. Seems like more often than not, it’s the overlooked child in Porsche’s lineage.
If you read the article, check out the most memorable moment.