Porsche unveiled the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport earlier this year and it looks like the road-going version will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.
According to Car Magazine, the 2020 718 Cayman GT4 will come with a naturally-aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six engine that produces approximately 420 hp (313 kW / 425 PS). This would put the model on par with the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport which also uses a 3.8-liter engine that develops 419 hp (313 kW / 425 PS) and 313 lb-ft (425 Nm) of torque.
While the race car is only available with a six-speed PDK transmission, the road-going model will reportedly be available exclusively with a manual transmission at launch. However, a PDK gearbox is rumored to become optional in late 2020.
Performance specifications should be taken with a grain of salt, but the report suggests the car will be able to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.0 seconds, before hitting a top speed in excess of 185 mph (297 km/h). To put those numbers into perspective, the previous-generation Cayman GT4 was able to rocket from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds and onto a top speed of 183 mph (295 km/h).
Part of this improved performance is due to substantial weight saving measures which will reportedly enable the car to drop 110 lbs (50 kg). That’s a significant mass reduction and engineers have reportedly be able to achieve this by using thinner glass, installing “hollow-spoke wheels” and substituting heavy materials for lighter weight components. That’s pretty vague and it remains unclear if the road-going model will use natural-fiber components like the Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
Regardless, the 718 Cayman GT4 will help usher in the summer with UK prices likely starting in excess of £90,000 ($117,551 / €102,761).