The automaker doesn’t want it’s successors of powerful cars to be any less than their older brothers so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a lot of components are pulled from the mighty 911 GT3. They also follow the mid-engine sports-car formula that is perfectly applied to cars like the 904 GTS, 911 GT1,Carrera GT,and 2014 918 Spyder.
Exclusive Six-speed three-pedal manual transmission
Well if you were disappointed that the latest 911 GT3 lacked a conventional manual which is pretty unusual for a car that is considered a archetype for the brand. instead look forward to the all-new Porsche Cayman GT4, which the German automaker has confirmed will come exclusively with a six-speed, three-pedal manual transmission.
The flat-six engine is equipped with direct fuel injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication. From its capacity of 3.8 litres, it delivers an imperious 385 hp (283 kW) at 7,400 rpm. Maximum torque of 310 lb.-ft. (420 Nm) is available in the range from 4,750 to 6,000 rpm.
When combined with a low weight-to-power ratio of 4.7 kg/kW (7.7 lbs/hp), this leads to a veritable explosion of power. And a sprint to 62 mph that takes just 4.2 seconds. Top track speed is 183 mph.
The 911 has had 4WS since 1963: the difference is an expert driver controls it with his right foot not with a dopey computer. What Porsche has achieved with the 991 GT3 is create a car that a broader range of drivers can drive fast. Driving the 997 GT3 at the limit is a domain best left to expert or professional 911 drivers. That all said and done, we love the Cayman GT4 and applaud Porsche for not forgetting about us.
Here we see the car stretching its legs on the Nürburgring race track, where much of its development took place. The Cayman GT4 needs just 7:40 to lap the Green Hell, which is comparable with times set by the 997-series 911 GT3 and even Ferrari’s 430 Scuderia, a feat made all the more impressive when you consider the car’s output is a relatively mild 385 horsepower.
0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds
This mighty Porsche Cayman GT4 can go from 0 to 60 in just 4.2 seconds and can reach a top speed of 183 mph.
The beautiful Cayman GT4 will go on sale in just a couple of months and it will be priced around $85,595, $995 destination charge included. It will probably be in high demand and we expect to be in tight supplies.
From a collectors point of view this just might be one of those investments that could pay off on a long run. Why do we say that, you wonder? Similar to the hardcore Boxster, it might just end up being the last entry-level Porsches to offer flat-six power.