Porsche has revealed its successor of the first Cayman GT4 Clubsport. Three years after the original release the new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport has been developed even further by the team from Weissach.
The mid-engine race car is powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six engine producing 313 kW (425 hp). The bottom line is that compared to its predecessor, this represents a 40-hp increase in performance.
A Porsche dual-clutch gearbox with six gears and mechanical rear axle differential lock transfer the power to the rear wheels. The suspension has been taken from the 911 GT3 Cup. The Cayman GT4 Clubsport has an impressive racing brake system which features steel brake discs all round at 380 millimetres in diameter. The car weighs in at only 1,320 kilograms.
The 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport comes delivered with a welded-in safety cage, a racing bucket seat as well as a six-point safety harness.
A first for a production racing car
The 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is the first ever production race car to feature body parts made of natural-fibre composite material. The doors and rear wing are made of an organic fibre mix which feature similar properties to carbon fibre in terms of weight and stiffness.
Two versions offered
Porsche has decided that for the first time, the mid-engine Cayman GT4 Clubsport will be offered in two versions ex factory. The first being a “Trackday” model for ambitious amateur racing drivers and the “Competition” variant for national and international motor racing.
The “Trackday” model
The basic “Trackday’ version features a fixed shock absorber setup. The safety systems, ABS, ESC and traction control are included and can be deactivated. Other features including an air-conditioning system is delivered ex-works as well as a rescue hatch in the roof along with a handheld fire-extinguisher and an 80-litre FT3 safety fuel cell. It can also be serviced at Porsche service centres.
The “Competition” model
The “Competition” model is all about racing. A three-stage adjustable shock absorber system is included. The safety fuel tank has a larger capacity (115 litres) and is more suitable for long-distance events. Another key feature is the brake balance system. The driver can infinitely adjust the balance between the front and rear axle.
The “Competition” model is also delivered standard with an integrated air jack system for fast pit stops. Not only that, the fitted quick-release racing steering wheel from the 911 GT3 R will ensure the needs of all drivers can be met.
Availability and delivery
Both versions of the new Cayman GT4 Clubsport can be ordered immediately from Porsche. Deliveries to teams and drivers around the world will commence from February.