AUTO NEWS – New hardcore Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS unveiled with 493bhp

New hardcore Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS unveiled with 493bhp

For years the efficiency automotive world has questioned what an RS model of the Porsche Cayman GT4 can be like, and now the German model has topped its mid-engined mannequin vary with a hardcore track-focused variant, known as the 718 Cayman GT4 RS.

Extra energy, further downforce and an uprated chassis are the important thing parts of the brand new automotive developed by Porsche’s GT motorsport division, with the Cayman GT4 RS powered by the 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engine from the 911 GT3.

It’s been detuned barely so produces 493bhp and 450Nm of torque, revs to 9,000rpm, and attracts its consumption air by means of vents within the rear quarter panels, the place different Caymans characteristic glass home windows.

The motor is linked to a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch computerized gearbox, like all of Porsche’s RS fashions; there’s no handbook choice out there, not like the usual Cayman GT4. Nonetheless, the PDK’s launch management perform does imply the GT4 RS can dash from 0-62mph in a claimed 3.4 seconds, half a second quicker than an everyday PDK-equipped GT4. Prime pace is 196mph.

Like all Porsche RS mannequin, numerous carbon fibre options, with a brand new bonnet and entrance wings produced from the fabric. Along with lighter carpets, much less sound deadening and lighter window glass the GT4 RS weighs 1,415kg, 35kg lower than the usual GT4 computerized variant.

These widened entrance wings, a deep entrance lip spoiler and an adjustable entrance diffuser work together with a brand new high-level rear wing that options swan neck mounts, as per the GT3, to supply 10 per cent extra downforce than the Cayman GT4 in normal trim and as a lot as 60 per cent extra within the Efficiency mode.

The automotive’s trip peak is 30mm decrease than a base-spec 718 Cayman’s, which mixes with some intelligent underbody aerodynamics to additional enhance downforce. The drop in trip peak is a part of a reworked suspension system that options ball joints and RS-specific spring, damper and anti-roll bar settings, with many parameters adjustable to high quality tune the automotive’s dealing with. 

These detailed engineering modifications allowed the GT4 RS to lap the Nurburgring in 7:04.511, 23.6 seconds quicker than the usual GT4.

Porsche will even launch the automotive with an optionally available Weissach package deal that provides a carbon fibre weave end to the entrance baggage cowl, air intakes, airbox, door mirrors and rear wing, whereas the exhaust suggestions and roll cage are produced from titanium. The higher sprint part is trimmed in Race-Tex upholstery, and the package deal additionally provides solid 20-inch aluminium wheels – though patrons also can go for magnesium gadgets for an additional price.

Pricing is confirmed at £108,370, with deliveries to begin in March 2022.

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AUTO NEWS – New hardcore Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS unveiled with 493bhp


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