Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Racing Up Mount Rushmore Is The Best Thing You'll See Today

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Just listen to that naturally aspirated flat-six sing.

Porsche has released a new video of the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS flying up Mount Rushmore at great speed, and boy, do we want one badly now.

Statistics and power figures only say so much, but seeing the razor-sharp GT4 RS fly up the twisty mountain pass underscores its dynamic talents. Gorgeous aerial footage gives us a glimpse of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS racing up the sinewy ribbon of tarmac, the 4.0-liter flat-six emitting a glorious sound as it pushes the sports car up the road.

The Racing Yellow paintwork contrasts beautifully with the surroundings, blending with the roadside flowers as the driver races past, thanks to the 493 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. Charging up to the 9,000-rpm red line, the naturally aspirated motor revs freely, producing a noise that could bring tears to a gearhead's eye.

But enough from us. Just watch and listen.

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2022-2024 Porsche Cayman GT4 RS Driving Front Angle

Approaching a sharp bend, the Cayman GT4 RS sticks to the road like glue, sailing through with ease. While there's no denying the talented driver, the Porsche's cornering ability is to be commended. We wouldn't be surprised if this example is equipped with the sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cupe 2 tires, which are available.

Of course, we cannot forget the GT4 RS' aerodynamics. Compared to the regular GT4 - and lesser 718 Caymans - the RS version has a fixed rear wing (made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic), while the front bumper has been tweaked to cut through the air more cleanly. There are even special wheel arch vents with slats that lower air pressures in the wheel arches.

The incredible footage, captured by a drone and traditional cameras, makes us feel like we're there with the Porsche, taking corners at high speed and racing down straights at a blistering pace.

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The video concludes with the Porsche stopping in a tunnel, with a perfect view of Mount Rushmore and the 60-foot-tall sculpture of four American presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Like the destination, the journey should be just as mindblowing. When traveling in a Cayman GT4 RS, even going to the store for some milk is exhilarating.

Recently, Porsche introduced a special edition of the ultimate 718. Inspired by the Carrera Panamericana, the two cars wear a Le Mans Silver Metallic finish and decals that pay tribute to the Porsche 550 Coupe that made a name for itself in the 1954 running.

With the electric Porsche 718 on the horizon, it's unlikely that the gas-powered GT4 RS will ever be repeated. Yes, the ICE-powered Boxster and Cayman will live alongside its electric siblings for a while, but it will be gone for good after that.

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