Point 3: what, exactly, are most of your engineering fellers doing now that the full 997 911 family is complete and on the road? They can’t all be on the Panamera project, surely. Are they polishing old 356s in the museum? Are they doing spring rate calculations for practise in the canteen? Isn’t it about time you gave them something important to get on with?
Point 4: have you noticed how soft and underwhelming the new BMW M3 is? I’ve driven it a couple of times, and after the last M3, I find it more than a bit of a disappointment. With the Audi RS4 being no more, there’s a rather large gap (call it an opportunity if you’re feeling brave) for someone to come along in the next year-or-so with a really focussed, satisfying, purist, £50,000 to £55,000 driver’s car, don’t you think?
Point 5: the current Cayman S costs £44,080. A basic 911 Carrera costs £60,810. Quite why I’m telling you this I don’t know; possibly to demonstrate that it clearly leaves plenty of room for something in between. Almost £17,000-worth of room, if we’re naming names. And no one in the market for a hardcore Cayman is ever going to be tempted by a boggo C2; they're worlds apart, positioning-wise. So there's no overlap issue whatsoever. And there isn't a 997 owner in the world who would really care if you made a run of Caymans that were quicker around the 'Ring.
Point 6: am I wrong when I guesstimate that you could shave between 100 and 150kgs from the Cayman’s kerbweight, by substituting the leather seats for lightweight buckets, junking the audio, NAV and HVAC systems, and spending a few quid extra on some lighter chassis bits and some carbon panels? Have you done this with any of them? If you have, can I have a go please? It'd make my year.
Point 7: when is Walter Rohrl going to wake up and find the LSD-equipped Cayman he so clearly lusts after parked in his driveway? God knows he's sat through enough of your press conferences to deserve one.
And finally, to Point 8: are you familiar with that funny little American expression ‘the no-brainer?’ Most dictionaries define it as “something so obvious, simple, etc. as to require little thought.”
Most people who’ve driven a Cayman S, however, define it as your option to develop, build and sell a Cayman RS. Or a Clubsport – whatever you want to call it. I know I want one, and I know I’ll continue to lose sleep until you make one.
So when do we get one?