New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 tipped to get 425hp

Latest GT4 Clubsport racer maintains the 3.8-litre naturally aspirated flat-six of its predecessor and is available with PDK automatic.


Ah, the 718 Cayman goes racing…
After developing the Cayman GT4 Clubsport three years ago, Porsche has revealed the new model based on today’s 718 Cayman.
The 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is intended only for racing and comes with two specs for customers to choose from.
There’s the basic Trackday outfit for amateurs and the more sophisticated Competition suit for bigger events. Some differences separating the latter from the former are bigger fuel tank and adjustable dampers.
Porsche is keen to point out that the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is the first to use organic fibre mix in the doors and rear wing for reduced weight and enhanced stiffness.
How does that power relate to road-legal version?
When the previous road-legal Cayman GT4 was introduced in 2015, it had the same 385hp 3.8-litre naturally aspirated flat-six as its racing cousin.
Which is why it’s safe to assume that the pending 718 Cayman GT4 should also feature 425hp of this latest Clubsport.
While exceeding 400hp for the first time may be of some news for the Cayman, driving purists should be delighted to hear that the imminent range-topper has maintained that non-turbo six-pot motor.


Will it still be manual only?
While the outgoing Cayman GT4 only had a manual gearbox, Porsche has only mentioned a six-speed dual-clutch automatic this time.
Although Porsche already employs seven- and eight-speed PDKs in other models, the six-speeder should be good enough to propel the 718 Cayman GT4 from 0-100kph in less than four seconds. Breaking that time barrier will also be a first for this pending, road-legal Cayman.
The fastest 718 Cayman so far is the GTS, which has 365hp and can cover that acceleration time in 4.1sec when equipped with the PDK unit and launch control.

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