While the KALMAR RS designation remains short for Rally Special, the C isn’t for challenge, but for Cayman. Opening a whole new territory, the third drive-concept for the KALMAR Adventure Range is based on the mid-engined 987 platform. A brand-new car was born, combining decades of experience and knowledge of creating adventure-ready sports cars for exploring, off-road driving, including traversing on mountain ranges or racing on snow and frozen lakes. The result, the new RS-C, using the 987-series Cayman as an entry-level starting point, is nothing short of mind blowing. The agility and performance are said to be almost redefining. Weighing in from 1360 kg ready-to-go (Cayman R) including a full tank of fuel, the RS-C in this format can be optioned with a six-speed manual or a double-clutch PDK option.
Using the acclaimed KALMAR RS as a benchmark, the RS-C, much like the cars that create the previous line-up, are built to be a sporty alternative for an off-road car that can tackle most terrains. Kalmar engineers identified a good proportion of carry over parts from the 911 to allow progress to be fast and successful. The near perfect weight balance from the mid-engined layout results in a car that has enough weight in the rear for traction, yet the extra weight on the front to allow a super-fast reactive steering feel and handling, even on pure ice.
Owning a vehicle from KALMAR Automotive means that they are engineered for driving, especially the Adventure Range cars, which are made for lengthy off-grid adventures. It’s here where the two luggage compartments come in as an extra bonus. With the ethos to make the adventurous off-road driving available for even more passionate drivers, the main motivation of creating the perfect car that would suit every automotive-enthused adventurer was always the driving force. Today, the KALMAR RS-C is more than ready to explore where no other mid-engined car has been before.
Using its engineering expertise and intrinsic partners, the end result is a bespoke package that uses best-of-the-best components to convert the 987 Cayman to a vehicle capable of exploring extreme environments yet also performing as a durable hobby rally car. As with every KALMAR Automotive Adventure Range vehicle, the KALMAR RS-C conversion and specification is adapted for the exact wishes from the owner, completely individualised. With infinite options available, and the 911 parts crossover, only the client’s imagination limits what the KALMAR RS-C can be.
Able to take on any terrain and challenges ahead, the KALMAR RS-C is based on the Porsche Cayman (987) and can be created in left- or right-hand-drive, manual, tiptronic or even PDK.