2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Looks Hot Even In Prototype Form

Porsche introduced the 718 Cayman GT4 earlier this year and it looks the company is already working on an even more extreme variant.

Spotted earlier today, the high-performance model follows in the footsteps of the standard coupe but adopts a more aggressive design. While the front end largely carries over, the prototype has a revised hood that features NACA ducts. It’s believed these will direct air to the high-performance braking system that features yellow calipers.

Moving further back, the car has rear window louvers that could be used for cooling the car’s six-cylinder engine. We can also see a massive rear wing that is substantially larger than the one used on the Cayman GT4.

Also Read: Porsche Suggests 718 Cayman GT4 RS Is Possible, But Not Just Yet

The biggest mystery remains the output of the engine.  However, Porsche officials have said the 4.0-liter flat-six is capable of developing “much more horsepower.”

How much more remains the million dollar question, but the company has previously said they want to keep some distance between the Cayman GT4 and the upcoming 911 GT3 which is rumored to have around 513 hp (382 kW / 520 PS).

Considering the standard Cayman GT4 has 414 hp (309 kW / 420 PS, it’s possible the RS variant could have around 444 hp (330 kW / 450 PS). That’s just speculation at this point, but it would allow the car to sit comfortably between Cayman GT4 and 911 GT3.

Regardless of the final numbers, the Cayman GT4 RS should be an absolute blast as it will undoubtedly be lighter than more powerful than the standard model which can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 189 mph (304 km/h).

Unfortunately, we’re probably in for a wait as the car isn’t expected to be unveiled until the middle of next year at the earliest.

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  • Six_Tymes

    well, at least that GIANT wing detracts from the usual ugly rear. Ill Upvote that.

  • exeptor

    It might sound strange, but the new way Porsche holds the wing is exceptionally inelegant. What’s the purpose of that? Of they want to hold the wing from above (like Koenigsegg do) is this the best way possible?!?

    P.S. I know this might not be the final product, but as it appears on a second car (GT3 is the first) it starts to sound like the one.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      Holding the wing from above is more efficient (more downforce for the same drag).

      • exeptor

        I know, but it probably can be done more elegant. Even GT3 needs to look good, isn’t it?

  • SteersUright

    Extremely cool outside of the hideous rear wing.

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