We linked up with our friends at SP Motorsports to mount up a set of our all-new fully forged EC-7R wheels on their 2014 Porsche 981 Cayman S. SP Motorsports is an authorized APEX dealer and is known for their elite Arrive & Drive/Porsche Service shop out of Hayward, CA. They have a killer program going on over there and when we heard that they were wrapping one of their shop Cayman’s in the iconic Rothmans livery, we knew we had to check it out. When viewing the car your eyes are immediately attracted to the livery, therefore, we chose to install our EC-7R wheels in the Anthracite finish which played into the theme quite nicely.
Like this well sorted Cayman, our 18” EC-7R forged wheels are all about achieving maximum performance and durability at an affordable price point. The 18″ diameter will shed weight and open you up to 18” tire options which dramatically reduces your running tire costs, while the 9” front and 10.5” rear wheel widths will maximize tire sidewall support for popular track/race compounds over slimmer options commonly found in the marketplace. These wheel widths are especially important for drivers piloting well developed Caymans, including cars prepared for PCA GTB1 class.
The shop cars at SP Motorsports are always evolving and improving overtime, so we’ll be sure to provide updates as the car continues to develop. Here are some of our favorite photos from the day.
WHEEL & TIRE SETUP
Front: 18×9″ ET46 EC-7R Anthracite 245/40-18 Nitto NT01 Tires
Rear: 18×10.5″ ET44 EC-7R Anthracite 275/40-18 Nitto NT01 Tires
– IPD “Competition” Plenum w/GT3 82mm Throttle Body – Cobb Stage 2 Tune w/ PDK Tuning – PDK Sport Chrono Package with Launch Control – BMC Performance Filters – Factory Sport Exhaust with Soul X-pipe Tips – X73 Sport Suspension – Sebro Slotted Brake Rotors – Advance Friction Performance Brake Pads – Endless Racing Brake Fluid – Recaro Profi XL Seats – BBI GT4 Harness Bar – Schroth GT3 6 point Harnesses – SPM Clubsport PDK Steering Wheel Kit – Safecraft Fire Extinguisher Kit
Car Owner: @SP Motorsports
Brandon is a Porsche Fitment Expert at APEX Wheels. Prior to joining APEX in 2022, he worked as Office Manager for a Porsche & Ferrari service and race shop, guiding customers in all areas – suspension, power, aesthetics, you-name-it. His first foray into racing came In college when he was asked to assist at a PCA club race. Says Brandon, “I figured if I am already making the drive, I might as well enter the HPDE happening at the same time.” He hasn't stopped since. Among the various cars he has owned and/or tracked are a ‘74 Corvette Convertible, ’74 Firebird Formula 400, ‘17 GTI, ‘07 Cayman S, and his current ride, a ‘12 Cayman R (BGB X51 pack 3.8L) with staggered APEX EC-7RS 18x9”ET46 & 18x10” ET36 in Motorsport Gold. Fun Fact: Brandon is a big fan of SIM racing, which he uses to learn about a new track he’s going to or get a refresher on a familiar track, as well as improve his racecraft.Have questions about wheels for your Porsche? Use our contact form and ask for Brandon.