Published on June 21st, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Porsche Cayman GT4, The Last Of The True Porsches
Its destination: the circuit racetrack. Its mission: pure Porsche driving pleasure. In introducing the Cayman GT4, Porsche is once again demonstrating its competence in building exceptional sports cars in every vehicle class. It is making its debut with a drum roll: the Cayman GT4 is the top performer in its segment, turning in a lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring.
GT sports cars from Porsche embody the most passionate connection between everyday driving and the circuit racetrack, and so they embody the sporty core of the brand. Four out of five drivers of Porsche sports cars with the GT classification also use them on the race track. The Cayman GT4 also makes a clear statement that Porsche will continue to promote radical two-door sports cars in the future – sports cars that are developed at the motorsport department in Weissach.
Although the engine, chassis, brakes and aerodynamic design of the Cayman GT4 are configured for maximum driving dynamics, the Cayman GT4 still retains the versatility that is typical of the two-seat Porsche coupes. It is powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six engine with 385 hp, which was derived from the 911 Carrera S engine. Its power is transferred by a manual transmission with six gears. This combination lets the Cayman GT4 accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and attain a top speed of 295 km/h. The car’s NEDC fuel consumption is 10.3 l/100 km.
The front suspension, the PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) active damper system with a 30 mm lower ride height, and the brake system all come nearly entirely with components from the 911 GT3. The car’s tuning for high sporty performance incorporates all control systems relevant to driving dynamics such as Porsche Stability Management (PSM), Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear differential lock and dynamic transmission mounts.