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EB Motorsport lightweight Porsche Cayman tailgate

As the Porsche motorsport season begins, we’re issuing a small reminder about our lightweight Porsche Cayman tailgate, which saves more than 12 kilograms from high up on the rear of the car.

“We’re well known for air-cooled Porsche parts, but special projects and rapid prototyping is something we’ve become increasingly involved in since adding our CNC machining fabrication and paint shop facilities,” says EB’s James Bates. “When a Porsche contact who prepares racing Caymans asked us to develop a lightweight replacement tailgate for his competition cars, we were happy to oblige.”

An original Porsche Cayman tailgate was duly ordered, from which our composite technicians took moulds, fine-tuning construction over a series of production runs, before settling on the lightest, strongest part possible.

“The original steel tailgate weighs 18 kilograms without glass, trim and fittings and stripped back to bare metal,” notes James. “Our lightweight composite Porsche Cayman tailgate weighs just 6 kilograms, and is beautifully finished, ready for paint with a light sanding. Made to take all the standard glass and trim as a direct fit, the reassembled tailgate removes up to 12 kilos from the rear of the car: more if you delete the rear wiper.

“Twelve kilos may not sound all that much, but every bit of weight removed is less for the suspension to manage. Add this to other improvements that Cayman owners typically add to go racing or for track day use, and this bolt-on panel contributes to a poised and nimble chassis, which builds upon the original car’s excellent dynamics.”

The lightweight Cayman tailgate is available exclusively from EB Motorsport, priced at £520 plus VAT and carriage.  Contact us to find out more.

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