Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye Concept Unveiled, Could Preview A Production Model

Porsche has quietly taken the wraps off the Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye concept.

Set to debut later this month at Rallye Deutschland, the concept is based on the Cayman GT4 Clubsport and features an assortment of rally specific upgrades. Porsche declined to go into specifics, but the car has auxiliary lighting units and a roof-mounted scoop. We can also see additional underbody paneling, a roll cage and lightweight wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires.

Like the standard model, the concept likely powered by a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 385 PS (283 kW / 380 hp). It could be paired to a six-speed PDK transmission.

Porsche didn’t say much about the car, but it appears it might actually enter the race as the automaker confirmed the concept will be driven by Romain Dumas. Dumas, as you may remember, set a new record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb when he completed the 12.42 mile (19.99 km) long course in 7 minutes and 57.148 seconds while driving the Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak.

If that wasn’t interesting enough, Porsche confirmed they will be using the Rallye Deutschland to gather feedback about the model. This information will then be used to decide “if a similar car, based on a future model, could be developed.” The decision will be made later this year and the production model would presumably be based on the new 718 Cayman GT4 and its eventual Clubsport variant.

Little is known about the next Cayman GT4 Clubsport, but the model is expected to debut in 2019. Previous reports have suggested the car will have more power and extra downforce. The model is also expected to be easier to drive and easier to purchase as production won’t be limited this time around.

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  • javier

    lame no 4×4, 911 rally concept was where it’s at

    • Benjamin B.

      don’t mind rear wheel drive like the old Beetles 🙂

  • eb110americana

    Needs more cowbell–I mean Gatling guns–I mean LED offroad lights!

  • Fabián Montiel

    I really like it, there should be more R-GT spec cars in the WRC.

    • Actually R-GT regulations allowed privateer to built their own cars and certified it themselves. For a few years R-GT is filled with 996/997, with UK specialist Tuthill Porsche as one of the leading builder.

      So you could technically, take any 2 door car and turn it into R-GT. Without manufacturer needs to consent about it.

  • I think you guys need to clarify some of the info, the Cayman was built originally by Romain Dumas company. RD Limited, the car has been unveiled by July.

    I did notice recently Porsche has blasting Press Release of this car. I can only guess that Porsche give blessing to Dumas and probably will support this car.

    Also with R-GT the regulations has been changed few years ago, allowing privateer to built their own cars rather than manufacturer engineered model. If Porsche indeed supporting this Cayman, we will see 2 factory approved cars in the class, with Alpine reportedly want to join as well.

  • fabri99

    There’s something about rally-going Porsches that brings instant and unrivalled coolness to these cars.

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