Accidentally revealed last October, the Porsche Cayman GT4 is now finally for real – it’s to the Cayman what the GT3 is to the 911, i.e. a more hardcore version, basically.
But in a two-fingered salute to the 911 GT3, which is only available with a seven-speed PDK twin-clutch gearbox, the Cayman GT4 is six-speed manual-only!
A mid-mounted 3.8 litre flat-six (derived from the 911 Carrera S) sends 385 hp at 7,400 rpm to the rear wheels, contributing to a 4.4 second century sprint time and a top whack just shy of 300 km/h. Nurburgring time? Seven minutes and 40 seconds – only 15 seconds slower than the 911 GT3.
The body sits 30 mm lower on a chassis that shares many parts with the 911 GT3. Apart from a “purposefully-proportioned brake system” (whatever that means), there’s a huge fixed rear wing, prominent side inlets, centrally-mounted twin tailpipes and a garang front bumper with LED DRLs and mesh intakes.
Inside, you face a three-spoke GT4 steering wheel amidst a sea of leather and Alcantara. Bi-xenon headlamps, 20-inch alloys and torque vectoring with mechanical limited-slip diff are standard, while PCCB ceramic brakes, CFRP seats, a Sport Chrono Package with Track Precision app, and a Club Sport Package are optionally specifiable.
The Porsche Cayman GT4 costs 85,779 euro (RM351k) in Germany, US$85,595 (RM305k) in the US (including destination) and 64,451 pounds (RM348k) in the UK. We’ll see it in March at the Geneva show.
Thanks to Jonathan James Tan and paultan.org for the news!