Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Scooped With A Possible 4.0L Flat-Six [New Images]

The Porsche 718 GTS offers an exciting blend of performance and handling but drivers looking to get the most of the car will want to hold off for the new 718 Cayman GT4.

Recently snapped undisguised, the Cayman GT4 is distinguished by an aggressive front fascia and a small vent beneath the hood. The sporty styling continues further back as the model has lightweight wheels and a high-performance braking system with cross-drilled rotors and red brake calipers. The model also features a fixed rear wing, an aggressive diffuser, and a dual exhaust system.

Our spy shooters couldn’t get close enough to snap interior photos but the previous Cayman GT4 was equipped with a sports steering wheel, leather / Alcantara sport seats, and lightweight pull straps on the doors.

While the previous model featured a 3.8-liter flat-six engine derived from the 911 Carrera S, the all-new model will reportedly have a detuned version of the 4.0-liter flat-six that resides in the 911 GT3. In the latter model, it produces 500 PS (368 kW) and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft) of torque.

The engine is expected to produce at least 400 PS (294 kW) in the Cayman GT4 and that would give it an edge over the Cayman GTS which has a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine developing 365 PS (269 kW) and up to 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. Regardless of the final rating, the model is expected to be offered with a manual transmission and an optional PDK gearbox.

Rumors have suggested the Cayman GT4 could debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month but we’ll find out soon enough.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

Post has been updated with 28 additional images from S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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  • Dr Strangefinger

    4 litre 6?? Yeah baby, now that’s a Porsche!!! Nice.

  • Honda NSX-R

    I’m curious about how high this engine will rev…

    • SteersUright

      I imagine it will rev very high and sound amazing as it based on one of the very best engines ever made. And also, because its n.a. and isn’t turbocharged

      • Honda NSX-R

        I’m guessing 8500+ rpm

  • nastinupe

    If the Cayman wasn’t so damn tight I would consider buying it over the 911… especially this one. The 911 fits just right, the Cayman is a bit snug for my taste.

    • SteersUright

      I had both and can agree, the 911 is more comfortable and roomy. But it isnt the little, lithe, go-kart-race-car that the Cayman is either. Pros and very few cons for each, I’d still have the 911 as I just find it more iconic and beautiful. Finances allowing, I’d actually have one of each. Heck, make it the a GT3 and GT4 for me!

      • nastinupe

        Yeah that would be cool. Although I’d probably prefer a 911 Turbo S and a Cayman GT4. One for cruising and one for track duty. I’m currently in line for a GT3 allocation but I love the GT4. It’s just too small.

        • SteersUright

          I love the GT4, but only because it’s a budget entry to that brilliant 4L flat-6. However, its a no-brainer and if you can afford it, go for the GT3 and hang on to it for years!!. The 2018 is absolutely brilliant and finally gets the full race-motor spec with the solid lifters just like the RS and RSR models (albeit, slightly different tune). The 2018 GT3 with the touring package is also one of the most beautiful 911’s I’ve ever seen. Chris Harris just posted pictures of his brand new black one with gold wheels and it looks epic. What color are you ordering?

          • nastinupe

            I’m ordering Guards Red with black wheels with the red pinstripe. 18 way seats. Here’s my build code: PJ78SQV8.

            Check it out and let me know what you think.

    • Dennis James


      • nastinupe

        I didn’t realize that a diet could cause me to become shorter. Wow!

        • Dennis James

          Learn English, then.

          • nastinupe

            So is this a test? Ok, you shouldn’t have put a comma between “English” and “then”. How’s that?

          • Dennis James

            Wrong, back to school please.

          • nastinupe

            I’ll go back to school the day that you buy a Porsche.

          • SteersUright


  • Six Thousand Times

    I’m going to guess the six won’t be that big.

  • SteersUright

    This will be nothing short of a stunning sports car, with an enthusiast’s dream of an engine worth its weight in gold. There’s no way these and the Boxster Spyders won’t be flipped like crazy at first and then instant classics soon thereafter. Wish I made enough to place a deposit on one AND KEEP IT!

  • Vassilis

    Boy oh boy.

  • Shahul Usman

    if its 430 plus hp, revs past 8k rpm and offers a manual, id be interested… rear wheel steering would be awesome

  • Charlie Medina’s Smiling Coach

    Once again, no video so we can’t hear it. Hopeless.

  • Vassilis

    Love that rear end!

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