Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Reportedly Coming To Goodwood With 420 HP

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).

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  • Tim Manning

    Can’t wait

  • eb110americana

    “…and substituting heavy materials for lighter weight components.”

    I think you’ve got that backwards.

  • SteersUright

    Shaping up to be an absolute beast. To bad it’s a bit too late. The design looks dated by now and the entire recipe being deployed here feels somewhat antiquated. A final hurrah for an aging model, I get it. Just wish it came out a year ago and something newer or all-new was in the pipeline. These Caymans aren’t perfect. I owned one. They’re cramped, visibility is just ok, tons of road noise making it not especially daily friendly. Fun car, doesn’t hold a candle to a 911 to me though, not until some real refinement gets baked into the new model, hopefully. 911 offered me all the thrills of the Cayman, yet was eminently more enjoyable on a daily basis.

  • Emoto

    Too bad they couldn’t even give it as much power as a standard Camaro SS at less than half the price.

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