I’ll take mine in yellow please!
Road racing and rally legend Walter Rohrl admitted that the Cayman GTS was his favourite Porsche. Yes, the car is that good.
As if the Cayman GTS isn’t enough fun already, Porsche has just unveiled the Cayman GT4, which might just turn out to be the most fun P-Car of all time.
It has a 385 hp 3.8-liter flat-six similar to the one in the 911 Carrera S. It has chassis and brake bits from the 911 GT3. It is only available with a manual transmission. A six speed.
It has lapped the Nurburgring in 7:40.
It will cost under $100,000 when it arrives in Canadian showrooms.
If you want one, you had best order yours before they arrive, or you will be out of luck.
Porsche press release
The benchmark in its class: the Porsche Cayman GT4
Toronto. The Cayman GT4 is the newest member of the Porsche GT family. This is
the first time Porsche is introducing a GT sports car based on the Cayman with
components of the 911 GT3. A lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North
Loop of the Nürburgring confirms the Cayman GT4 as the new benchmark of its
market segment. It also makes a clear statement that Porsche will continue to
promote hardcore two-door sports cars in the future – sports cars that are developed
at the Motorsport department in Weissach.
The engine, chassis, brakes, and aerodynamic design of the Cayman GT4 are
configured for maximum driving dynamics; yet the top model still retains the
versatility and everyday utility that are typical of the two-seat Porsche coupe. It is
powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six engine with 385 hp, which is derived from the 911
Carrera S engine. Its power is always transmitted by a six-speed manual gearbox
with dynamic gearbox mounts. The Cayman GT4 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h
in 4.4 seconds; its top speed is 295 km/h. The car’s NEDC fuel consumption is 10.3
l/100 km. The chassis – which features a 30 mm lower body position and generously
sized brakes – consists nearly entirely of components from the 911 GT3.
On its exterior, the Cayman GT4 is clearly differentiated from related mid-engine
coupes. Three distinctive inlet openings at the front and a large fixed rear wing are
part of an aerodynamic package which is systematically designed for downforce.
Upon request, the Cayman GT4 can be equipped even more comprehensively for
sporty use. Options include the PCCB ceramic brake system, seat shells made of
carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) as well as a custom Sport Chrono Package
with the Track Precision app (not available in North America).
The interior of the Cayman GT4 is designed so that the driver and front passenger
can experience maximum driving enjoyment. Both occupy sport seats upholstered in
a combination of leather and Alcantara, which offer very good lateral support. The
new GT4 sport steering wheel guarantees ideal control and direct steering feedback
due to its compact dimensions.
Technical aspects of the new GT sports car especially in the field of chassis and
brake system are based on the 911 GT3. As a mid-engine sports car and a prime
example of driving dynamics in its class – it follows the conceptual tradition of such
cars as the 904 GTS, 911 GT1, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder. GT sports cars from
Porsche embody the most passionate connection possible between everyday driving
and the race track and thereby the sporty core of the brand: Intelligent Performance.
Four out of five drivers of Porsche sports cars with this classification also use them
on the race track.
The Cayman GT4 celebrates its world premiere in early March at the Geneva
International Motor Show. It will arrive at Canadian dealers in the third quarter of
2015 with pricing starting from $96,500.
The initial Porsche reveal video
Porsche have just released video of the GT4 on track