Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS: The Track’s Next Ultimate Weapon?

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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS: The Track’s Next Ultimate Weapon?

A genetically predisposed Porsche made especially for the race track. Thus is defined the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS, the most agressive and sports oriented evolution of the 718 Cayman that the Stuttgart firm presented at the Los Angeles fair.

A car designed and drawn for tempestuous days on the race track, yet also completely usable on open roads. Despite its quasi perfection, many clients may be skeptical about some features this car possesses in regards to every day use, but do people really buy a GT4 RS for that?

From the first glance, the GT4 RS clearly states its purpose; a maximum aerodynamic efficiency. Its aesthetic has been heavily modernised with the addition of appendices and air intakes in order to push the 718 Cayman to its limits. Most notably, we can find the back spoiler with its swan neck support which was first showcased on the 911 GT3. The new diffuser, the front splitter and the aerodynamic blades all contribute to generating a pressure 25% stronger than that of the “classic” GT4.

Moving on from specs and aerodynamics, Porsche also reworked the vehicle’s weight; thanks to the inclusion of PRFC, a carbon-based composite, and lighter door panels, the GT4 RS weighs 1464 kg, 22 less kg than the GT4. We can also find the renowned Weissach pack which adds air intakes, outside mirror covers and carbon fiber spoilers. Titanium exhausts, an Alcantara roof and magnesium alloy rims are also included in this heft 16000 dollar pack. It’s with this same Weissach pack that the 718 Cayman GT4 RS scored a 7:04.511 lap at the Nürburgring, 23.6 seconds shorter than its GT4 counterpart.

Under the bonnet, we can find the same atmospheric flat-six 4.0 liter as that of the 500 horsepower 911 GT3. Capable of climbing up to 9000 rpm with a 450 Nm torque and is offered with an automatic double clutch PDL 7 shift transmission. The gear shift was specifically rigged for the GTS 4 and possesses shorter gear shift times to reduce the 0 to 100 km/h climb by half a second, at 3.4 seconds. The top speed was announced by Porsche at a swift 315 km/h.

Already available to order, the Cayman GT4 RS starts at a 144 485 euro price in France, excluding the 2022 40 000 euro maximum tax, and all the extra features. The total bill is more akin to 200 000 euros, keys in hand, enough to make people hesitate between this and the 911 GT3, more “tame” than the new extreme Cayman, and also significantly more iconic.

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