Porsche has extended its line up of GT high performance models with the introduction of the new Cayman GT4. With the Cayman GT4, Porsche, for the first time, has introduced such a focused GT model based on the mid-engined, two-seat Cayman coupe. The Cayman GT4 shares its components and genetic spirit with the iconic 911 GT3 and has achieved a lap time of 7 min 40 sec around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Porsche claims that the engine, chassis, brakes and aerodynamic design of the Cayman GT4 are configured for maximum driving dynamics; yet the top model still retains the versatility and everyday utility that are typical of a Porsche. The body is lowered by 30 mm versus the standard Cayman, and features a purposefully-proportioned brake system. Furthermore, the chassis has been comprehensively fine-tuned with many components shared with the 911 GT3. The new Cayman GT4 follows the conceptual tradition of such cars as the 904 GTS, 911 GT1, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder.
The Cayman GT4 is powered by a mid-mounted, 3.8-litre flat-six engine that produces 385 hp of power at 7,400 rpm, which is derived from the 911 Carrera S engine. Its power is transmitted by a standard six-speed manual gearbox with dynamic gearbox mounts. This translates in to acceleration from zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds while the top speed stands at 183 mph.
The Cayman GT4 can also be equipped even more comprehensively for more sporting, or track day driving. Options include PCCB ceramic brakes, shell-backed seats made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), a custom Sport Chrono Package with the unique Track Precision app, and a Club Sport Package.
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