Porsche Cayman GT4
Last updated on November 15th, 2015 at 12:08 pm
The most powerful Cayman in history has landed: the fixed-wing, track-biased monster shares parts with 911 GT3 and it might just become the Porsche of choice. Introducing the all new Porsche Cayman GT4.
The Cayman has long lived in the high-performance shadow of its big brother, the 911 GT3. But this may well be a thing of the past with the Cayman borrowing components from the 911 GT3 and arguably looking a fair bit prettier.
The engine resides in the middle of this Cayman GT4 and it’s a corker, too. It’s the 3.8-litre flat-six lifted from the 911 Carrera S, here producing 380bhp at 7,400rpm, making it the most potent Cayman ever. Power is, naturally, transmitted to those rear wheels, with Porsche making claims of a 0-62mph time of just 4.4 seconds – a full half second quicker than the Cayman GTS. It’s top speed is also reported to be of 183mph which is just fine by us.
The Cayman GT4 has six speed manual transmission and gets 30mm lower suspension than it’s 911 GT3 with better brakes, and a large fixed rear wing that reduces lift and generates that lovely downforce. It weighs in at 1340kg – the same as a Cayman S.
Prices start at a rather specific £64,451 which puts it at just under £10,000 more than a Cayman GTS. But conversely, it’s just under £20,000 less than a 911 Carrera S, and a whopping £35,000 cheaper than a 911 GT3. There’s been rumours doing the rounds that Porsche stifled the performance of the Cayman to prevent it from treading on the toes of the 911. Now the arguably most attractive mid-engined coupé you can get your hands on has been let off the leash, should its rear-engined brother be worried?