Porsche have shown off their latest addition to their high performance ‘GT’ range – The Cayman GT4. For the first time, the German manufacturer has created a focused GT model based on the mid-engined Cayman Coupé.
It is already known that this new GT has lapped the Nurburgring in just 7 minutes 40 seconds, and is aided by some components carried over from the iconic 911 GT3, and sets a new benchmark for this market. The Cayman GT4 is a focused car – the chassis, engine, aerodynamics and breaks all aim towards maximum driving dynamics. However, it remains in keeping with the typical Porsche ethos of usability and every day.
The engine is derived from the Porsche 911 Carrera S and is a mid-mounted 3.8 litre flat six engine which produces 385bhp. The power goes through a six-speed manual gearbox to the rear wheels – all of this meaning it is able to go from 0-62mph in just 4.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 183mph. Despite this performance the Cayman GT4 is still able to achieve a respectable 27.4mpg.
The are significant differences from others in the Cayman range. Aesthetically, there is three inlet openings in the nose and a large rear wing which is all part of the aerodynamic package adopted to generate downforce. There are also further options that make this car even more of a track day machine – ceramic breaks, carbon-fibre reinforced plastic seats, a custom Sports Chrono Package and a Club Sport Package are all available with the Cayman GT4.
Inside, the driver and passenger are immersed by the driving experience. The sports seats are upholstered in leather with Alcantara and the GT4’s sports steering wheel guarantees optimum driving control and feedback.
Four out of five customers of Porsche’s GT models use their cars to participate in track days or club motorsport. Porsche have clearly taken this target market into consideration with technical aspects being based on the GT3 as well as being mid engined and a text book example of aero
dynamic design in it’s class.
The Porsche Cayman GT4 went on sale in the UK and Ireland earlier this week with prices starting from £64,451 and it will show off in it’s world premiere in March at the Geneva Motor Show before customers take their delivery in the Summer of this year.