Shaking things up – the Porsche Cayman GT4
It’s a momentous occasion at the Porsche factory, as it’s the first time the German brand is introducing a GT sports car based on the Cayman that shares components with the brilliant 911 GT3. The engine, chassis, brakes and aerodynamic design of the Cayman GT4 are configured for maximum driving dynamics and translate to a Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds.
Powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six engine with 385 horsepower, the Cayman GT4 directs power through an enthusiast’s favourite, six-speed manual gearbox. Acceleration sees the Cayman GT4 touch 100 km/h from a standstill in 4.4 seconds and charge forward until the speedometer reads a spectacular 295 km/h. The chassis – which features a 30 mm lower body position and a generously sized brake system – consists nearly entirely of components from the 911 GT3.
The interior is home to sport seats upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara, which are distinguished by lateral supports. From the outside, three distinctive inlet openings at the front and a large fixed rear wing are part of an aerodynamic package which is systematically designed for downforce.
As a mid-engine sports car, the Cayman GT4 follows the conceptual tradition of cars such as the 904 GTS, 911 GT1, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder. The Cayman GT4 celebrates its world premiere in early March at the Geneva International Motor Show and is available for order as of now. Prices are upwards of AED 300,500.