We all saw it coming and Porsche unveiled it on a regular thursday like no nothing happend. But the new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport deserves all the attention it should get.
The new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is quite the mouthful and it doesn’t stop there. The Clubsport will come in 2 different versions, a Competion one for professional use and a Trackday one for the enthusiast.
The regular 718 Cayman features a turbocharged four cilinder boxer that replaced the previous 6 cilinder N/A. That caused quite the stir amongst the Porsche enthusiasts. But if you desperatly want another mid-engined flat six car, you’re going to love it since its back.
The car uses the same 3.8L flat six that sits in the previous Cayman GT4 but if gets a few new extras to bump up the power. One of those things is a new intake manifold that bumps the power from 385 hp to 425 hp. The power goes to the rear wheels through the usual PDK gearbox.
What sets the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport really apart is that Porsche claims it’s a more sustainable car for the racetrack. Not necessarily because it consumes less fuel but because of what it’s made of. Most of the car is of course from aluminium and steel but the doors and rear wing are made from an organic fiber mix consisting mostly of flax. It’s much more sustainable than carbon fiber and only adds like a very small amount of weight.
Further features of the cars are and FIA-spec roll cage, an escape hatch in the roof and a six-point racing harness. The Competition version also benefits from fully adjustable shocks.
The 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is the testing ground for Porsche’s upcoming street version. Rumours suggested it would have a 4.0L engine but will that still happen considering this one has the old 3.8L?