The Porsche 981 is the internal designation given to the third-generation Boxster and second-generation Cayman models. The Porsche 981 Cayman was, and still remains, a benchmark car for the German marque. And when it first arrived on the scene in 2012, the 981 Cayman was pretty close to stepping on the toes of the highly coveted 911. The second gen brought with it bigger gains in space, refinement, and equipment with a more supple and fun-to-drive chassis. At the heart and soul of the 981 Cayman was the flat-six engine, which gave up a little performance compared to the 911, but did not lose out much when it came to responsiveness, sound, and the overall feel-good factor. And at its pretty price point, you really could not go wrong with the 981 Cayman. That being said, we had the opportunity to take one customer’s 981 Cayman S to the next level with a brand-new Valvetronic exhaust from Armytrix and our very own VR Tuned ECU flash tune to go with it.
The Porsche 981 Cayman S is a remarkable car to both daily drive and hit the canyons with, and this Arizona customer was looking to add a bit of spice to the mid-engined sports coupe. In the video below, you will see us install the famed Armytrix Valvetronic Exhaust System and then tune and dyno it to show off just how good the Cayman S can get! The Armytrix Super Sport Stainless Steel Exhaust will not only enhance the Porsche 981 Cayman aesthetically and tonally, but it will also help increase power, reduce weight, and deliver the ultimate versatility. Now, this customer can enjoy an aggressive exhaust and a more comfortable tone at just the push of a button. In the following clip, we also show you how to control the valves via the included remote as well as on the mobile app.
The Armytrix precision-made performance system delivers more power, especially in the low and mid rev range. The effect on the sound is significant, adding a deep resonant sporty sound, and simultaneously neutralizing annoying frequencies in the most critical rpm range. With this system, Armytrix also offers owners a better launch start without losing backpressure by automatically closing the valves at low RPMs. When the car is driving at high speeds, the valves will automatically open to increase airflow for enhanced performance, power, and sound. This customer can also set their own timing for the valves to open and close by engine rpm or by how deep they push the gas pedal. It’s safe to say that with this exhaust upgrade, the owner of this Porsche 981 Cayman S is going to enjoy the car on a whole other level.
To further enhance the power gains added by the new Armytrix system, we installed a Porsche 981 Cayman 3.4L DFI ECU Flash by VR Tuned on this car. This tune dramatically changes the way a vehicle drives with proven increases of about 15 horsepower and 15 pound-feet of torque. With VR’s Stage 1 calibration, we can change the way the Porsche’s torque comes on, to give owners better mid-range pull and improve the top-end all the way to the red line. Furthermore, the powerband will come on sooner and the throttle pedal will feel more responsive. With the VR Tuned ECU upgrade for the Porsche 981 Cayman 3.4L, your car will get a full remapping throughout the entire power curve for a difference you can feel and see! It truly is a must-have upgrade for the 981 Cayman S, especially after doing any other type of performance mods like an upgraded exhaust system.
Armytrix Stainless Steel Valvetronic Exhaust System
- 2013-2016 Porsche 981 Boxster
- Power ( HP): 15.2
- Torque ( Nm): 24.4
- Weight Saving (-Kg): 1.6
- 2013-2016 Porsche 981 Cayman
- Power ( HP): 9.5
- Torque ( Nm): 11.3
- Weight Saving (-Kg): 3.6
- Link Pipe, Tail Pipe
- Valvetronic Mufflers
- Remote Control Module
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Dual Matte Black Tips
- 3 Mode Valve System to control exhaust sound
- View Install Instructions Here.
VR Tuned ECU Flash Tune
Stock Power: 325hp | 273 lb/ft
Tuned Power: 340hp | 288 lb/ft
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