Race-Focused Porsche Cayman GT4 Fulfills The Cayman’s True Potential


Deciding which Cayman to buy has always been easier compared to the 911, mostly because it only had three models compared to the latter’s 21. This week, the just-announced fourth model of Porsche’s entry-level sports car just made the decision even easier. Of course, the Porsche Cayman GT4 is the one you’re supposed to get.

Easily the most race-focused production Cayman ever, it unashamedly pilfers elements from the 911 GT3. The chassis, for instance, is almost entirely taken from the 911 GT3, giving the car a large brake system and a 30mm lower ride height. It also borrows the wheels, the fixed rear wing, the front fascia, and plenty of technical aspects from the aforementioned ride, turning out a Cayman that’s duly injected with proven high-performance chops.


The Porsche Cayman GT4 houses the same 3.8-liter flat-six engine found in the 911 Carrera S, which delivers a solid 385 horsepower. Mated to a six-speed manual transmission, it can hit 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds, as well as reach top speeds of 183 mph. Porsche says that the vehicle managed to lap Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 40 seconds, just ten seconds shy of the 911 GT3’s performance numbers.


Inside the cabin, the car gets sports seats upholstered in leather and Alcantara and a new GT4 sport steering wheel with direct steering feedback. Options are aplenty, of course, including full bucket seats, a ceramic composite brake system, and a custom Sport Chrono package, among others.


Slated to hit dealerships in July 2015, pricing for the Porsche Cayman GT4 starts at $84,600.



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