Listen To The Flat-Six Growl Of The Upcoming Porsche Cayman GT4

Porsche is working on the much anticipated new Cayman GT4, which is set to further distance itself from its 718 siblings, as it’s expected to use a naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine.

As we have reported before, the powerplant is expected to be the same 4.0-liter unit found in the 911 GT3. However, and in order to keep the necessary distances between the two models, the 493hp engine will be detuned slightly.

It was Andreas Preuninger, Porsche’s GT car division boss, that has previously said that their models will retain a naturally aspirated engine as long as possible, ensuring they offer the right throttle response, the high-revving character and the sound that customers want.

The video from NM2255 shows a test car stretching its legs at the iconic Monza circuit, giving us a first taste of what’s hiding behind the front seats. The six-cylinder soundtrack will please most fans that criticized Porsche’s decision to give their smallest two-seater models four-cylinder turbos to play with.

The crisp gearchanges also betray the PDK transmission fitted in the test car, with Porsche expected to offer an additional manual option to diehard purists.

The new Porsche Cayman GT4 will be accompanied by the similarly hardcore Boxster Spyder, with both models to be lightened and feature some of the tricks seen in the 911 GT3. We don’t know when Porsche is going to reveal their new hardcore mid-engine performer but recent reports suggest that a debut will take place later this year.


  • Six_Tymes

    looks like someone stepped on a GT3. i hate caymans

    • Dr Strangefingger

      Hold on, is that a 370z?

  • Auf Wiedersehen we go again. Compare this to ANY 911 4.0L track video and you will hear this isn’t a flat 6. It just isn’t. I could be proven wrong later(but I’m not counting on that), but I just don’t see Porsche giving the 4.0L to the 718 GT4 and Spyder. And the GT4 and Spyder are not true GT cars.

    • Stephen Shi

      Sounds pretty like a turbo engine, the 6 six cylinders’ growl is gone.

  • 63A510

    This is the GT4 Club Sport… Track Only… Not the Street Legal GT4. There is a difference.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Doesn’t mean it’s a 6cyl. This is clearly the beat and burble of the flat 4.

  • GobbleUp

    Sounds great actually.
    Can’t wait to see it. Be a fun track car alternative to heavier 911

  • Mickey Sharma

    How disappointing😴. My 981 cayman GTS sounds waaay better.

  • SteersUright

    It moves and sounds like a race-car. I’ve never wanted to place a deposit so bad on a car I cant afford! I’ll figure it out…120 month loan is reasonable right?? lol.

    • Dr Strangefingger

      …at 8% interest. Yeah, that sounds about right.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    I’ve owned Porsches for 20 years and am fully aware of the layout differences. I know how my Cayman sounds at 6-7k so this ain’t my first rodeo. Different exhaust on the same car have different notes but this is not a 6cyl. It clearly has the 4cyl beat.

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