How much longer will Porsche make us wait?
We've known for a while that Porsche is cooking up a new hardcore, track-focused RS variant of the 718 Cayman GT4. Prototypes have been spied undergoing testing for over a year now, so we're starting to get impatient. After being caught testing alongside its 911 GT3 sibling on the outskirts of the Nurburgring last month, another Cayman GT4 RS prototype has been spotted dancing in the snow as testing continues.
The prototype is lightly disguised with camouflage covering the sides of the front fascia and front fenders, likely hiding some aggressive GT3 RS-style outlets. Those center-lock wheels also look like they've been borrowed from a 911 GT3 RS.
The front fenders also appear to be slightly wider than the standard GT4's. Additional camouflage has been applied to cover an air intake replacing the rear side window that will provide extra cooling. At the back, a massive rear wing keeps the GT4 RS glued to the track and Porsche has fitted larger exhaust tips. Clearly, this will be the most extreme and track-focused Porsche Cayman yet. Naturally, it will also be the most powerful Cayman ever.
Powering the hardcore Cayman GT4 will be a more potent version of Porsche's 4.0-liter flat-six expected to produce around 450 hp. Some reports have claimed the output will be closer to 500 hp, but this seems unlikely as Porsche surely won't want the Cayman GT4 RS to be faster than the 911 GT3.
Also expect to pay a premium for the improved performance, because the GT4 RS will reportedly cost $130,000, making it around $30,000 more expensive than the regular Cayman GT4.
While the lack of camouflage suggests Porsche's new track weapon is nearing completion, we probably still have to wait a few more months for the covers to finally come off. How much longer will Porsche make us wait? Our source claims the new 911 GT3 will debut first in March followed by the Cayman GT4 RS, which will likely arrive in the summer. If it drives as good as it looks, it should be worth the wait.