WHEREFORE ART THOU, GT4?
What’s happened to the follow up to Porsche’s firstmid-engine GT car?
It was precisely three years ago that Porsche presented both a new GT3 RS and the then new Cayman GT4. As we go to press, and unless Porsche pulls a last-moment fast one on us, this time it looks like the new RS will be a launch loaner. So what’s the status of the next GT4?
Webfora and rumour websites are full of speculation. Nothing is certain, but development mules with a combination of 718 styling and GT4 cues – including an aggressive front end and large rear wing – have been photographed at various Porsche facilities. However, perhaps the best indication that there is another GT4 coming comes in the form of comments made by Porsche’s GT division boss, Frank Walliser.
To cut a long story short, Walliser told website Sportscar365.com that a new GT4 racer would arrive in early 2019 will a little more engine power and better aero. The critical bit? That the fine details on both of those points depend on what the ‘street car’ version of the new GT4 will bring. As for the precise nature of that engine, Walliser has previously gone on record saying the GT division would not do a four-cylinder car. So a flat-four GT4 isn’t on the cards. Whatever the final spec, the good news is that a new GT4 is coming. It’s just a matter of when.