New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 To Send Shockwaves Through Sports Car World

A new prototype of the forthcoming Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has been spied testing at the Nurburgring and much like others snapped last year, it appears to be wearing its production-ready skin and inching towards its global premiere.

The original Porsche Cayman GT4, introduced back in 2015, was a huge success for the German car manufacturer. Based on the 981C-generation Cayman, the GT4 was outfitted with a de-tuned version of the naturally-aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six engine of the 911 Carrera S. The car was sold exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission and following the introduction of the 718 Cayman, was the final track-focused mid-engine car from Porsche with a stick shift.

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However, the new 718 Cayman GT4 will launch with a six-speed manual and a PDK will only become available at a later date. It is believed that power will be sourced from either a 4.0-liter flat-six engine free of any kind of forced induction. Power for the previous-generation GT4 sat at 380 hp but this new model could have upwards of 420 hp. That may not be quite as much as the 911 GT3 but the mid-engine layout of the Cayman promises to make it an exceptional driver’s car.

The 718 Cayman GT4 should weigh slightly less than other Cayman versions and could shed as much as 110 lbs (50 kg). The sprint from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) should take roughly four seconds with the car running through to a top speed of around 185 mph (297 km/h).

From a visual standpoint, the most obvious difference between the new GT4 and lesser Cayman models will be the rear wing. Sitting on a set of sky-high uprights, the wing is much larger than the previous GT4 and features larger endplates. Elsewhere, the car comes equipped with a revised rear diffuser where a pair of exhausts neatly stick out. Other alterations will include a tweaked front fascia with larger air intakes and a set of larger wheels.

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  • Six_Tymes

    looks more and more like a 911, and I know you all love this car, but I still cant stand that rear, it looks goofy. I hate the rear lights and the pinched looking end. I would much rather own a 911, any day.

    • NWxSW

      It’s an amazing car whether you get the Cayman or Boxster, but you’re not wrong. They’ve never got the look of the rear end right, and it’s especially odd considering how great the front end has looked for years now.

      • nastinupe

        I happen to like the rear end, it looks great to me. This car is going to be so much fun to drive, like a Miata on steroids. I would love to have this car for the track, a 911 Turbo S Convertible for the road and a Cayenne GTS for the family… and a 918 for the garage for special events.

  • Panhead

    I want.

  • Bikie Wright

    Someone needs to proof read that article again…

  • Ben

    Great, another Porsche I desperately want, but wont be able to afford anytime soon.

    • General. Koofta

      hoping the 718 boxster with 6 cylinder will come in around $80K in which case I will empty the IRA for the lava orange and drive around Europe next summer watching football, then come back and get on the government dole, surrendering my middle class status and voting for the Bern!

      • SteersUright

        probably the best post Ive read in years!!! love it.

  • SteersUright

    Problem is that this chassis, especially the interior, is just so old by now. Sure it’ll be fun to drive, but I wish the Cayman/Boxster would see the refresh they deserve already.

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