It feels like ages ago when we first laid eyes on the new Porsche Cayman GT4 as a prototype testing in Germany. But finally the sports car maker has released the official details and pictures of the GT4, confirming early suspicions that it’s a cracking little car.
Porsche Cayman GT4 is, in essence, a hard-core version of the Cayman GTS packing a bigger punch and tuned mainly for track work. Those who mourned the demise of the manual gearbox in the new 991 GT3 will be glad to know the GT4 comes with nothing but a manual.
Cayman GT4 boasts a 385 hp 3.8-liter flat-six engine derived from the 911 Carrera S mounted slap bang in the middle of the chassis, sending its power to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission with dynamic gearbox mounts. Under ideal conditions, the GT4 can make 100 km/h out of zero in 4.2 seconds, and reach a top speed of 295 km/h or 183 mph.
But the best thing about the Porsche Cayman GT4 is its ability to devour corners. Of course, handling has always been the Cayman’s forte, but the GT4 is especially good at it thanks to revised aerodynamics, including pronounced inlet openings at the front and a large fixed rear wing, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (optional), and Sport Chrono Package with Track Precision app.
The $85,600 (with delivery) Porsche Cayman GTS also comes with full bucket seats made of carbon fiber composite wrapped in leather and Alcantara, and a bespoke sport steering wheel. The car will launch in July 2015.