Porsche Cayman GT4 unveiled – 287kW and manual only

Porsche Cayman GT4 blue front quarter

The Porsche Cayman GT4 has been officially revealed in all its glory. Essentially a more hardcore version of the Cayman, it is to the Cayman what the GT3 is to the 911.

Sporting a mid-mounted 3.8-litre flat-six derived from the 911 Carrera S, it develops 287kW at 7,400rpm channeled to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Only!

Porsche Cayman GT4 blue rear quarter

It enables the top dog to dash from 0-100km/h in just 4.4 seconds and top out at just shy of 300km/h. Porsche also claims the GT4 is capable of lapping the famed Nürburgring in 7 minutes and 40 seconds – just 15 seconds slower than the 911 GT3.

If you think the performance is close, it’s because the GT4 shares many parts with the 911 GT3 underneath the 30mm lower chassis, with mechanical limited-slip differential and torque vectoring as standard.

 

Porsche Cayman GT4 blue side-1

Aesthetically, the GT4 gets a massive fixed rear wing, prominent side vents and more muscular front and rear bumpers. It rolls on 20-inch alloy wheels behind which hides a “purposefully-proportioned brake system”.

Inside, there’s the usual accouterment of leather and Alcantara, sports seats and a three-spoke GT4 steering wheel.

Porsche Cayman GT4 interior

Like others in the range, carbon ceramic brakes, CFRP seats, a Sport Chrono Package with Track Precision app, and a Club Sport Package are available as options.

The Porsche Cayman GT4 will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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