Porsche Cayman GT4 Spied Again Without Camouflage
Another look at the hardcore Cayman.
Few cars have developed the mystique and excitement before an official launch that has come to surround the upcoming Porsche Cayman GT4. Until now, we only saw the hardcore GT4 testing in public view wearing camouflage. Now, spy photographers caught an un-camouflaged GT4 out for final testing, and it looks exactly as mean as a mini-911 GT3 should be. Sporting a slightly modified front-end and a cleaned-up variation of the GT3-style wing we saw in previous spy shots, this uncovered Porsche Cayman GT4 is lower, sleeker, and appears every bit as race-ready as its larger brethren.
While the Porsche Cayman has traditionally sat in the shadow of its bigger brother, the 911, this generation of the Cayman blurs the lines between the cars further. In this pursuit, Porsche released the 340 hp Cayman GTS, which fit in nicely right underneath the 911. This was all fine and dandy, but Porsche seems to want to push the Cayman even farther into the performance spectrum than ever before. For this, Porsche is developing the track-day ready GT4.
What makes the GT4 different from the already high-performance Cayman GTS? Expect there to be "more" of everything. Bigger brakes, stickier tires, and reports suggest a sizeable power bump. Rumor has it the engine will be a variation of the Cayman's own 3.4-liter flat-six mill with power pushing above 400 hp. With all of these updates and performance goodies, expect the price to come in around a rumored $125,000. In other words, the GT4 reportedly comes in at nearly $50,000 more than the base Cayman GTS and within $6,000 of a Porsche 911 GT3. The Cayman's drop-top twin, the Porsche Boxster, is rumored to have a higher-performance variant on its way as well, mechanically similar to the GT4 but likely called Boxster RS Spyder.
Will the Porsche Cayman GT4 be worth the price over the already capable Cayman GTS? We'll have to wait until the car's official debut to find out for sure, but in the meantime, take a look at the uncovered Cayman GT4 here.