It looks and sounds fantastic.
Porsche has been hard at work testing and releasing some high-performance models such as the all-new 911 Turbo, and we've been hot on the trail of the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS, which we have now captured on video at the Nurburgring. Prototypes of this hardcore model were first seen last September, and since then clear progress has been made. When we last spotted the RS, we could see that Porsche had made use of center-lock wheels, which have never been fitted to a Cayman before, and a massive rear wing was also in place. The rear windows were also fitted with louvers to aid in engine cooling.
The newly released spy video shows the Cayman GT4 RS looking mean with new NACA ducts in the hood, and boy does it sound good lapping the Green Hell at full tilt. The current GT4 is considered by many to be one of the best purist sports cars out there, but the upcoming GT4 RS is sure to change that opinion. Like the regular GT4, the RS is expected to make use of a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine. In the current GT4, this is good enough for 414 hp, but according to sources, the RS will push that figure up to 500 hp. That is an impressive number considering the fact that there are no turbochargers involved here. We expect the GT4 RS to be fitted with a quick-shifting PDK transmission instead of the GT4's six-speed manual.
The current GT4 features adaptive dampers and a ride height 1.18 inches lower than standard 718 models. The GT4 also offers adjustment of the camber, toe, ride height and anti-roll bars, but we expect the GT4 RS to boast an even better setup purely focused on doing track work. We don't have a clear idea of when the RS will officially show its face, although we expect it to be late in 2020, and we're also waiting to hear if the 718 Boxster Spyder will be receiving the RS treatment. All we know is that this is going to be one hell of a ride.