This build has been a while in the making, but Matt has been working under the radar with Pav AKA Pure customs, to say they have built something special is a bit of an understatement.
We first got to know Matt by working with him on his Porsche 997 Project, Many of you will know the Old & New slant nose with the Rothmans livery, and contrary to popular belief that the build was the complete brainchild of Matt Clifford, in our humble opinion he didn’t get the credit he deserved for that build, He may not Have put the kit on and he may not have painted it, but the building of that 997 and every detail in that build, which came after he saw we were the importer at the time for the Old & New product and after a discussion with a mutual friend the Kyza, who decided to draw up Matts vision, the rest, as they say, is history and since that day we have become good friends.
As we have come to know Matt over the last few years, we seen first-hand that he is a stickler for the attention to detail, and he has carried this through every build, you can just tell he thinks meticulously about each build and the finished look and there is no doubt this car in its build one stage is pretty special, his wheel, suspension and spoiler choice just made the stock Cayman look pretty boring, but Matt had taken the Cayman as far as he could with this look, air suspension, re-barrelled 19” O.Z 5 spoke Futura’s to make them super wide and super aggressive and certainly the widest set up we have seen on a stock body 981, but as Matt was privy to what we had been up to over the last couple of years and a couple of things we had been working on and getting into manufacturing process caught his eye, he had the countries best looking 981 Cayman’s, “well if there is a better one we would love to see it” and he fell in love with our RSR wide body aero pack that we had brought to market, one of our first aero kits went to Japan which you can read about in an earlier blog but that was modified and fitted to a Cayman718 chassis, but that build got Matts creative juices flowing as he knew his ideas with our aero kit had to be built and the kit was put into production.
Whilst the kit was being made Matt made the first addition to his new build, and what a start finding a pair of carbon seats that originally sat in a McLaren SLR these raw carbon seats which he scooped up for a very small fee, we would say the bargain of the decade, but it wasn’t long before they were all trimmed and fitted in the Cayman and they look factory as they just integrate into the interior so well.
With the aero pack manufactured and delivered it didn’t take long for Matt and Pav AKA Pure Customs to get stuck in with the build, mounting and mocking the kit up before sending it out for paint or in Matts case the clear coat with a hint of black to match the main body of the car, it’s something you have to see up-close and personal to appreciate the quality of the work Greg Howell gets full credit for bringing the raw carbon to life, the finish breath-taking in person.
With the kit in Greg’s hands, Matt and Pav turned their attention to the wheels, as with this kit the Futura wheels needed a bit of help, Matt did toy with the idea of changing the wheels, but most wheel manufacturers these days are not interested in anything but selling volume, and as Matt said why fix something that isn’t broken and the famous and sought after O.Z Futura would be one hard act to follow so with new outer lips sourced they we sent to the extremely talented Mr. Carbon AKA, C6Carbon, who set to work on applying his skill set and carbon to the outer lips and they look incredible and just add another bit of meticulous detail to this build, as we have already said every detail of this build is so well thought out, then executed to perfection.
Matt will have the car on display at Ultimate Dubs Uk, so you can get to view the car in person. We are very proud of what Matt has achieved with his vision, we have always said there are levels to the aftermarket tuning industry and Matt is very much at the top in the Uk, he has set the bar level extremely high, which is a joy to be involved with, as always we love working with Matt and we have already had discussions on what the future holds for our continued collaborations and they just get even crazier, but that’s for another time,
For now, enjoy the Photoshoot from Shout about it Media which is Matts's main business, yep that’s right he’s a badass photographer too and a man for hire, so if you like what you see give him a shout, we promise you will not be disappointed, the gallery of his work speaks volumes, go light up the internet Matt
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