The Cayman GT4 Has Sucker Punched The 911 Because It Easily Can

Does Porsche know about this?

From the moment the first generation Porsche Cayman launched in 2005, many suspected it had the potential to be better than the 911. For starters, like its Boxster twin, the Cayman has a mid-engine setup and, because it’s a coupe, it’s more structurally rigid. Combine those elements with the best flat-six Porsche engineers can squeeze in, and you’ve got one hell of a purist’s driver’s car. Only Porsche never got around to doing that. The assumption was that it’d be a sin for the Cayman to outshine the iconic 911. That assumption is wrong.

The GT4 is the Cayman we’ve long wanted. It has the 3.8-liter flat-six from the now previous 911 Carrera S and is paired with a six-speed manual. But there’s more. Track-tuned and further enhanced in every way, the GT4, simply put, is a 911 nut-cruncher. Oh, it even offers the same seats found in the 918 Spyder.

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