And with it, some crazy markups.
A few months ago, we received spy shots of what appeared to be the upcoming 718 Cayman T, a lightweight, purist version of the Cayman. With the reveal of the all-new 718 Boxster and Cayman T, we learned that these spy shots actually show something different. If you take a look at the 718 Cayman T, it features two exhaust pipes mounted in the center below the rear bumper.
This test mule (pictured below) features two exhaust pipes which are more spread out. Our latest intel out of Stuttgart says this test mule isn't the 718 Cayman T, but is, in fact, the upcoming 718 Cayman GT4 Touring.
We've been hearing about a new version of the Cayman GT4 for a while now. All rumors point towards a normally aspirated flat-six engine producing over 400 horsepower, a significant increase over the previous car's 375 hp output. All current 718 models utilize turbocharged flat-four engines, so the GT4 model would be the first to use a six-cylinder motor.
This news aligns with earlier rumors that a new flat-six powered 718 model would slot in between the GT4 and the GTS. With the massive success of the 911 GT3 Touring (currently being sold well above MSRP), it would make sense for Porsche to introduce a wingless version of the 718 Cayman GT4.
Porsche has become a money printing machine, with GT-branded models commanding a significant premium on the second-hand market. Dealerships have even been cashing in by charging over MSPR for cars like the GT3 Touring, GT3 RS, and GT2 RS. We'll have to wait to see if this test mule truly is the GT4 Touring but the evidence is compelling. Porsche may decide to release both cars at the same time, though we'd guess the Touring won't be revealed until a few months after the standard GT4.