Just last month the German giant Porsche unveiled it’s debut car the mighty 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and now just a month later there are already speculations about an even more hardcore model the Porsche Cayman GT4 RS.
The head of Porsche Motorsport Andreas Preuninger on an event in Switzerland told Evo that there might be a possibility of an even faster and imagine that, a lighter RS version of the Cayman GT4. This is regarded as a tradition standard when other hardcore 911 models come to mind.
The Most Powerful Cayman To Date
The mighty Cayman GT4 is the first model of the Cayman line to be introduced to the GT family and the most interesting part is that it’s actually the most powerful Cayman to date.
What mr. Preuninger said is that the company actually underestimated the success of the Cayman GT4, and the fact being that two years’ supply of the car in England were sold within just three days.
For Preuninger this is just the beginning of a new era, and as he personally stated that he agrees with the idea of bringing a Cayman GT4 RS version on the road. One downside is that this is not 100% confirmed and that the automaker is still considering all of the options in going through the plan.
The head of the Motorsport department says that if there is an increased interest from their customers than the company will most surely engage in the project.
Six-Speed, Three-Pedal Manual Transmission and a Flat Six Engine
And with this story told there is only one thing left and that is if Porsche Motorsport will listen to its consumers, we might just see a Cayman GT4 RS and it will not be a matter of if but a matter of time before this hardcore version hits dealers.
What the German automaker on the other had has surely confirmed about the Cayman GT4 is that the car will come exclusively with a six-speed, three-pedal manual transmission, while the flat six engine will be equipped with a direct fuel injection (DFI) an integrated dry-sump lubrication and a VarioCam Plus.
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.