This Is When The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Will Debut

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Another surprise reveal could also happen.

Porsche finally gave us a first official look at the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS last month. Not only did Porsche share the first official photos of the new hardcore Cayman GT4, but we also got to see it in action on video tearing up the Nurburgring. Impressively, the Cayman GT4 RS lapped the shorter Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in seven minutes and 9.3 seconds - 23.6 seconds faster than the regular 718 Cayman GT4.

Porsche confirmed the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS will be revealed this month, but The Supercar Blog claims to know the exact date - and we don't have to wait long.


According to the publication, the first-ever Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS will be revealed on either November 17 or 18. Although no source is cited, the timing makes sense: November 17 and 18 are media days for the 2021 LA Auto Show before it opens to the public on November 19.

As we've seen in Porsche's official photos, the new RS will sport be upgraded with a swan-neck rear wing, a vented hood, and air outlets on the front fenders to improve the airflow. These upgrades will make the RS the fastest and most track-focused 718 Cayman yet. Also expect the interior to be stripped out to save as much weight as possible.


Like the GT4, power will be sourced from a 4.0-liter flat-six. In the GT4, this unit generates 414 horsepower, but the RS version is expected to have around 450 hp on tap. But whereas the regular Cayman GT4 is available with a six-speed manual, Porsche will likely only offer a seven-speed PDK transmission for the hardcore RS version like in the GT3 RS.

The Cayman GT4 RS might not be the only new car Porsche reveals this month, however. According to the source, Porsche will reveal a surprise second car during the same week. It will allegedly be a special-edition model, but what could it be? One possibility is the new 911 Sport Classic based on the Carrera that has been spied testing ducktail spoiler as a throwback to the iconic Carrera RS, but we won't have to wait long to find out.

Source Credits: The Supercar Blog

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