Rally-spec GT4 R-GT con­cept car an­nounced

Ro­main Du­mas pi­lots flat six Club­sport at Rally Deutsch­land

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Porsche un­veiled a Cay­man GT4 Club­sport con­cept ahead of the ADAC Ral­lye Deutsch­land con­tested over the week­end of 16 to 19 Au­gust. Based on the 981 Cay­man GT4, the con­cept was des­ig­nated a course car and ran ahead of the main com­pet­i­tive field. A Porsche spokesman said: “The en­try of a con­cept study for the FIA R-GT cat­e­gory based on the near-pro­duc­tion GT cir­cuit race car is a crit­i­cal test un­der real con­di­tions. Whether this turns into a rally project for cus­tomers with a sim­i­lar ve­hi­cle in the medium term will be de­cided at a later stage.”

Af­ter cus­tomer out­fits, in­clud­ing Bri­tain’s Tuthill Porsche and a pri­vate en­try from works driver Ro­main Du­mas suc­cess­fully pit­ted the 997 GT3 RS in the WRC’S R-GT class in re­cent years, Porsche is clearly ex­plor­ing the WRC as a pos­si­ble foray into gravel-topped mo­tor­sport. How­ever, it looks to be turn­ing to its mi­dengined Cay­man sports car as the ba­sis for any fac­tory chal­lenge.

Le Mans win­ner Du­mas, who has suc­cess­fully ral­lied his 997 GT3 RS RGT all over the world, was cho­sen to take his place at the wheel of the GT4 Club­sport R-GT con­cept.

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