Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport: The (wrong) return of Flat-6-Atmo


The news had literally made a big noise: In mid-2016, the Porsche Boxster and the Cayman had won the suffix "718", but lost two cylinders, their haunting noise and thus a heavy argument against the Audi TT BMW Series 2 and since then Alpine A110.

As a Christmas present after an hour, the 718 Cayman GT4 now covers one atmospheric six-cylinder 3.8 of 425 hpHe is the most powerful Cayman ever produced (the former Cayman GT4 reached 385 hp). But also the least usable on the way, since this club sport declination is simply not homologated.

Two Cayman GT4 for the track

In fact, it's not two but two 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport that will hit the market in February 2019. a trackday version, for fans of circles ("recreational" without competition size) and who already has a roll cage, a bucket seat, six points and a tank with 80 l homologated FIA and a front train from the 911 GT3 Cup and original doors made of flax fiber or hemp. As natural and as stiff and light as carbon fiber advertised.

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport steering wheel
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport fin

the competition versionAdd to this a 115-liter tank, 3-way shock absorbers and adjustable brake balance, a lithium-ion battery, a fire extinguisher and a removable multifunction steering wheel, which is not deterred in the Le Mans 911 GT3 R 24H. With 1320 kg, this version is 55 kg lighter than the strongest 718 Cayman (365 hp GTS). Read our article Boxster GTS) and therefore has a better weight-to-performance ratio than a 911 GT3 RS Type 997!

Soon a 718 Cayman GT4 road?

The 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport not only offers the competition but also Porsche Go back to the atmospheric engine without worrying about the standards CO emissions2 or of particles, this version of Clubsport is obviously detrimental to filtering, which affects the sound.

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport on course

This does not preclude the likely arrival of a 718 Cayman GT4 road: first, because it would be a beautiful "last" version of this generation launched in 2012; then, because several photos or videos "spy" revealed roles of a 718 Boxster Spyder (manual cover, rigid rollover), therefore not intended for use on the track and the Boxster Spyder would offer a successor of 375 hp in 2015 in addition to the first Cayman GT4 started.

It remains to be seen whether this 718 Boxster Spyder and the 718 Cayman GT4 road will be their worthy heirs alongside the atmospheric six-cylinder. an authentic manual transmission six reports. For reasons of efficiency with the Chrono, it should be noted that this 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport uses a PDK dual-clutch transmission. Consequences …

718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Specs

engine 6 cylinders atmospheric, 3,800 cm3

Makes 425 hp at 7,000 rpm

Pair 425 Nm at 6,600 rpm

box PDK with six gears

transmission Rear wheels, limited slip differential

braking Ventilated discs 380 mm

pneumatic 25 / 64-18 to the AV, 27 / 68-18 to the AR

minimum weight 1,320 kg

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 interior cockpit
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport logo

Price 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport

  • 134 000 € HT for the trackday version
  • € 157,000 excluding VAT. For the Competition version

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