Rally-spec GT4 R-GT concept car announced
Romain Dumas pilots flat six Clubsport at Rally Deutschland
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.