This month, we feature a 2006 Porsche Cayman S dubbed “Silver Bullet” that fits both the audio/video and performance categories. We spotted this supercharged sound car in the huge Sony Xplod mobile electronics showroom at the 2006 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. “We’ve got something for everyone…from the SPEED Channel’s ‘Street Tuner Challenge’ Mustang to a vintage lowrider Riviera, to a Porsche,” Brennan Mullin, general manager for mobile electronics at Sony Electronics said.
Orange, California native Shawn Bennett (who also owns the car) created the one-of-kind Cayman. Bennett began his career by building V-dubs, and built his first SEMA vehicle in 1998, a 1998 4Runner. Sony liked his work so much they approached him about building SEMA vehicles for them, and he’s been building custom creations for Sony ever since (including a slammed Chevy Silverado with a blown, nitrous-fed motor and a wild supercharged Nissan 350Z).
In the case of the Cayman, however, Bennett started out with one of the world’s finest automobiles, so care was taken with the makeover to keep the classic look intact. No wild graphics or extreme aero enhancements were added, just clean, understated alterations and one-off components.
Aside from the sweet Sony Xplod system, one of the freshest additions is a set of Boyd Coddington multi-piece wheels. “The end product looks as if the wheels were made for this car, and they were,” Coddington says. “And you can get the same service; all Boyd Coddington multi-piece wheels are built to fit your specific application. And [Shawn’s wheels] are now in the Boyd Coddington line-up…called the 322.”
With Shawn’s mobile electronics expertise and the talents of a few top Southern California custom and performance shops, the Cayman came together in record time for its Sin City debut.