Porsche has unleashed the Cayman GT4, which is the first Porsche GT sports
car based on the Cayman and features components from
the 911 GT3.
Clocking a lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nurburgring, the 2016 Cayman GT4 earns the same lap time as the 2011 911 GT3 and positions itself as the new benchmark atop its market segment. Porsche has yet to release a precise time for the current 911 GT3, saying only that it's "under 7:30."
The engine, chassis, brakes, and aerodynamic design of the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 are configured for maximum driving dynamics while retaining the versatility and everyday utility that are typical of the two-seater Porsche coupe. Powered by a 380 hp (283 kW) 3.8-liter flat-six engine derived from the 911 Carrera S engine, the Cayman GT4 transmits its power solely through a six-speed manual transmission with dynamic gearbox mounts. Zero to 60 mph is accomplished in 4.2 seconds; its top track speed is 183 mph. The chassis - which features a 30 mm lower ride height and a generously sized brake system - consists almost entirely of components from the 911 GT3.
This vehicle will arrive at U.S. dealers in July 2015. The starting MSRP for the Cayman GT4 is $85,595, including a destination charge. In Europe, it can already be ordered now, and it will arrive at dealers at the end of March.
Porsche Cayman GT4 is Ready for the Track
The exterior of the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 highlights it as a member of the Porsche GT family and provides a clear distinction to related mid-engine coupes. Three pronounced inlet openings at the front and a large fixed rear wing are part of an aerodynamic package which is systematically designed for downforce.
The interior of the Cayman GT4 focuses on maximizing the experience of unfiltered driving enjoyment for both driver and passenger. Standard sport seats, which are upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara, offer excellent lateral support. The new Cayman GT4 sport steering wheel ensures control and direct steering feedback due to its compact dimensions.
Options: Ceramic Brakes, Carbon Fiber Bucket Seats, Sport Chrono Package
Upon request, the performance capabilities of Cayman GT4 can be taken even further. Available options in the US include the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system, full bucket seats made of carbon fiber composite, and a custom Sport Chrono Package featuring a Track Precision app.
The Cayman GT4 celebrates its world premiere in early March at the Geneva International Motor Show.