New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Should Look The Goods

Porsche is currently developing a new GT4 believed to be based around the latest 718 Cayman and it should be good. Really good.

While it isn’t known if the model will simply act as a replacement to the previous-gen GT4 or if it’ll push the performance boundaries further and adopt the GT4 RS nameplate, history tells us that Porsche almost always lifts the bar and the new hardcore Cayman should be no different.

Imagining what the 718 Cayman GT4 will look like isn’t difficult but Laurent Schmidt has rendered the car anyway and it looks very nice thanks to the combination of the revised front and rear fascias of the 718 and the aggressive bodywork of the GT4.

Sources inform us that it won’t just be the looks that distinguish the new model from the old one. There’s a possibility that Porsche will fit the new model with an engine straight from its GT division, potentially the naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter of the facelifted 911 GT3, albeit slightly de-tuned. If that’s the case, over 400 hp will be inevitable and the model will certainly become one of the most desirable offerings in Porsche’s range.

Expect to see the car debut later this year or in early 2018.

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  • Six_Tymes

    great looking 911, oh wait, it has the ugly weird shaped rear, its a cayman.

    • tkindred

      Ah! I am not the only one who thinks the Cayman’s rear looks ugly and strange.

      • CarCzarDesigner

        I agree with you the styling could be better. Regardless, the shape isn’t really “strange” at all. The shape of rear is highly aerodynamically efficient, and it is inspired from earlier Porsche models, including Le Mans prototypes over the years.

  • Harry_Wild

    “New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Should Look The Goods”

    Should read:

    New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Should Look This Good

    • John

      “10 per cent” = “10%” not “10 percent” on this site too

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I’m not seeing it.

    For some reason, I am not impressed by the new Cayman/Boxster in styling.

  • thunder bolt

    This is a trend, soon P will completely replace the 911 with this same look. Merc & BMW always incorporate their new designs with the cheaper models. So I think Porsche will do the same. It’s about time anyway, 911 is just that, an ugly dinosaur design way to old to keep in the market. The only 2 companies that should always keep their old designs are Ferrari & Lamborghini. Bring back the 288 GTO, and the Countach with upgrade body structures and engines.

    • An Existing Person

      There is no way that Porsche will adopt the styling of the lesser model to their range-topper. The 911 has always been an evolutionary design, which is one of the main reasons so many love the car, and sales and reviews prove that fact. If they changed the design, things would just not be the same, as enthusiasts all around would be disappointed, as well as Porsche would have ruined a legacy by doing that. There’s a reason why vehicles such as the 911, the G-Wagon, and the Wrangler sell so many units and have such a strong following, even if they appear as “dinosaurs,” as you claim.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    i was wondering that how could porsche manage to design something better than cayman, then they made 718..
    one of the best looking car in market.