We’ve caught the new extreme Porsche Cayman GT4 in its natural habitat.
Just last week, we got our first look at the long-rumored Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS. Another prototype of the hardcore Cayman GT4 has been spotted, but this time it was caught in its natural habitat: the Nurburgring. Take one look at the car's extreme aero-enhanced body, and it's clear the GT4 RS (the final name hasn't been confirmed) has been designed to tear up the track, and Porsche is wasting no time testing the potential of its new hardcore track car.
Once again, this prototype features a slew of modifications that make it look more aggressive and track-focused than the regular 718 Cayman. NACA ducts have been added to the front hood for brake cooling, and the rear side windows with louvres help cool the engine. Its party piece, however, is a ridiculously large rear wing. It's not production ready yet, but the finished component should help keep the Cayman GT4 RS glued to the track.
Unsurprisingly, the new GT4 RS is expected to be the most powerful Porsche Cayman yet, with a newly developed 4.0 liter flat-six that will deliver around 450 horsepower on tap. That would give it a significant power boost over the regular Cayman GT4, which delivers 414 hop and 309 lb-ft of torque. Don't expect the new GT4 RS to have more than 500 hp, however, as this would make it tread on the mighty GT3's toes.
Since the GT4 RS is designed to set blistering lap times, there's a good chance the current GT4's manual transmission will be swapped for a fast-shifting PDK transmission, which is also the only transmission option for the GT3 RS. We can't wait to see the new GT4 RS in action, but it's going to be a long wait because the production model isn't expected to debut until next summer and go on sale as a 2021 model.