Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Gets Hardcore Upgrade

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Why wait for the new Cayman GT4 RS when you can have this?

It's no secret that Porsche is spicing up the current 718 Cayman GT4 with a hot RS version. Spy shots of prototypes have confirmed the hardcore Cayman GT4 RS is in development, but we're still waiting for Porsche to unveil the production car.

If you can't wait until then, Manthey Racing, a German tuner and racing team based near the Nurburgring that specializes in modifying Porsches, has done some tinkering to make the 718 Cayman GT4 even more capable on the track. Designed for track days and club sport events, the tuning package adds a slew of exterior modifications that improve the Cayman GT4's performance.

Manthey Racing
Manthey Racing

Manthey Racing adds protective grilles to the air intakes, along with new wing brackets, an air deflector, gurney, and new brake pads. The modified Cayman GT4 rides on custom forged wheels and features a coilover suspension to improve the handling. These modifications may sound minor, but they should help improve the GT4's lap times when taming it on the track. No modifications have been made to the engine, but the Cayman GT4 already has plenty of power.

Powering the Cayman GT4 is a 4.0-liter flat-six producing 414 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque, which is routed to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or a quick-shifting six-speed automatic transmission.

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Manthey Racing
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With the manual transmission, 0-60 mph takes 4.2 seconds, while the automatic transmission reduces the sprint time by 0.2 seconds. Rumors suggest the RS version will increase the output to 500 hp, which will give it GT3 levels of power.

As for the design, spy shots of prototypes undergoing testing have shown the GT4 RS will have wider fenders, a vented hood, and a massive rear wing generating more downforce. Pricing for the GT4 RS is rumored to cost $130,000, meaning it will cost around $30,000 more than the regular Cayman GT4. Nothing is official yet, but the Cayman GT4 RS is expected to debut this summer.

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