The "baby Porsche" is growing up, and the next step in its maturity could see the Cayman get its own GT3 version.
Life has been difficult for Porsche purists. As if the Cayenne and Panamera weren’t enough to tarnish the company’s image in the eyes of its most hard-core fans, Porsche ditched much of the analog appeal of GT3 by fitting the latest version – empirically better though it is than the model it replaces – with electronic gizmos like a dual-clutch transmission and four-wheel steering. But we’ve got good news, because the latest reports indicate that Porsche is considering a hard-core version of the Cayman.
Australia’s CarAdvice website spoke with the 911 GT3’s chief engineer Andreas Preuninger, who indicated that talks over a potential GT3 version of the Cayman were currently under way at Porsche headquarters. And if it’s given the green light, it could go old-school with a conventional manual transmission as well as more power and less weight than the current top-of-the-line Cayman S. In that respect, it could follow in the footsteps of the previous Cayman R (pictured in green) and the Boxster Spyder (white). And that would be no bad thing. No bad thing at all.