Supercar Of The Month: Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

  • Aug 21, 2018

When Porsche launched the Cayman GT4 in 2016, it was hailed as the best-ever Porsche road car for the track. The mid-engine layout gave it better handling characteristics than its bigger brother, the 911. And now, the German carmaker has revealed a rally-going version of the GT4 that is set to compete as a prototype at the upcoming ADAC Rallye Deutschland.

The Clubsport version seen here gets an FIA-approved roll cage, 6-point harness, new brakes, suspension and racing tyres and an unrestricted version of the 3.8-litre flat-six engine. Here, it develops 385PS and 420Nm. Porsche has equipped the Clubsport with a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic as they are better than a manual gearbox for racing applications. The GT4 has even shed some weight to make it faster on a dirt track.

The company also revealed another version of the Clubsport that’s been modified to compete in the FIA r-GT category. This means it’ll be limited to tarmac stages only. This version sports a huge LED lighting console on the bonnet and also gets a roof-mounted air scoop to cool the engine. Apart from this, it gets gorgeous white rims, fat Michelin rubber, a fully covered underbody and nylon tow hoops too.

The car has been developed by Romain Dumas, a Pikes Peak record holder and LeMans racer, along with his engineering team RD Limited. Apart from rallying, Porsche has hinted that it could launch a road-going version of the Clubsport that mere mortals like us could buy too! In the meantime, it is rumored that the carmaker is also working on a GT4 version of the 718 Cayman. Expect the second-gen Cayman to feature a Clubsport variant too. Like all limited edition Porsches though, don’t expect them to come cheap.


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