Rejoice! Porsche Cayman GT-4 Rallye will race in the 2020 WRC Season
After months of rumours and speculations, Porsche finally confirmed production of the Cayman Rally car saying the car should be ready for customer teams to compete in the 2020 WRC Season.
Porsche first showed a fully working Rallye demo car at the 2018 Rally Deutschland were it acted as a pace car driven by Romain Dumas. Then at the L.A motor show Porsche’s Motorsport boss Frank-Steffen Walliser confirmed they received lots of interest in the car and that Porsche is in talks with the FIA.
Now Porsche officially announced it will build a 'Cayman Rallye' based on the Porsche Cayman 718 GT4 Clubsport, the car should be ready for the 2020 season and run in the R-GT group of the WRC. First demo runs of the new car on snow and ice are taking place at the Porsche Winter Event the GP Ice Race in Zell am See on the 19/20th of January.
It certainly looks the part and it will sound the part, the new Cayman GT-4 Clubsport uses the familiar to Porsche fans 3.8 litre naturally aspirated flat-six pumping out 425bhp. More so the car also sports a full FIA approved roll-cage, and body panels made of natural-fibre composite material' a first on a race car. If you want to find out more about it check out my previous piece on it here...
The R-GT Class is a set of regulations for series production two-wheel-drive GT cars. Currently, the sole two cars Cayman Rallye will be competing with in the category are the Abarth 124 R-GT and the Lotus Exige R-GT as well as privately owned Porsche 997 GT3's which can enter provided the owners obtain a technical passport. But more on that in my previous piece on the matter: