High up on the alpine roads of Western Germany, Porsche’s camouflage prototype 718 Cayman GT4 RS has ignited awe and speculation, setting a record 7:09.3 lap time at Nürburgring.
Ahead of the Cayman’s official spec listing, Porsche has already teased a higher performing, track-oriented RS release, commanding a 23.6-second lead on the Nürburgring track over the existing GT4. The record gap points to incredible improvements to the Cayman’s aerodynamic stature, engine makeup and use of the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which are to be offered on the production model.
"The 718 Cayman GT4 RS is an uncompromising driving machine," development driver Jörg Bergmeiste said in a statement. "It feels as nimble as a go-kart on mountain roads, yet is impressively stable and well-balanced on the racetrack. Otherwise, such a lap time wouldn’t even be possible."
Speculation points to the Cayman GT4 RS sharing a similar 4.0-liter flat-six engine found in latter iterations of the GT4, with photos pointed at the vehicle’s cabin indicating the use of Porsche's PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission from shift paddles on the prototype’s steering wheel.
Images of the camouflage prototype additionally point to an aerodynamic overhaul, with extended front splitter, hints of aero-exit vents on the front fenders and a prominent rear wing for balance and stability on the track and the road.
Porsche has yet to release full details and specs about the 718 Cayman GT4 RS. Be sure to follow Porsche Centre Oakville on Instagram to stay up to date on Porsche news.