A sporty package to ignite fervour
Porsche has finally unveiled the highly anticipated Cayman GT4
WE HAVE been waiting for an official announcement for nearly a year now and finally Porsche has revealed the details of the eagerly awaited Cayman GT4. This is the first time the company is introducing a GT sportscar based on the Cayman which has components of the 911 GT3. This has already translated into a time of seven minutes 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring circuit.
The engine, chassis, brakes and aerodynamic design are configured for maximum driving dynamics, yet the company says the new model will still retain the versatility and everyday utility that are typical of a two-seat Porsche coupe. It is powered by a 3.8l flatsix engine with 283kW, which is derived from the 911 Carrera S engine. Its power is transmitted by a six-speed manual gearbox with dynamic gearbox mounts and the company is claiming a 0-100km/h time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 295km/h.
The chassis, which features a 30mm lower body position and a generously-sized brake system, consists nearly entirely of components from the 911 GT3.
From its exterior, it is clearly differentiated from other midengine 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. On request, it can be equipped even more comprehensively for sporty use. Options include the PCCB ceramic brake system, full shell seats made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic, a custom Sport Chrono package with the unique Track Precision app and a Club Sport package.
The interior is designed so that the driver and front passenger can experience unfiltered driving enjoyment. They sit on sport seats, upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara, which are distinguished by lateral supports. The new GT4 sport steering wheel is designed to provide ideal control and direct steering feedback due to its compact dimensions.
GT sportscars from the brand typically embody the most passionate connection possible between everyday driving and the racetrack and thereby the sporty core of the brand: Intelligent Performance. Four out of five drivers of Porsche sportscars with this classification also use them on the racetrack. As a mid-engine sportscar that aims to provide perfect driving dynamics, it follows the conceptual tradition of such cars as the 904 GTS, 911 GT1, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder.
The Cayman GT4 will have its world premiere next month at the Geneva International Motor Show and is available for order now with a price tag of R1,136,000.