718 GT4 RS
A razor-sharp track tool. A highly agile mid-engine concept with 4.0-litre displacement and a six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine. Six individual throttle valves for a direct response. A high-revving concept that easily scratches the 9,000 mark. An output of 368kW (500PS). Rational? Not always. Perfect? Always.
Flacht. Birthplace and home of Porsche race cars, located at the southern end of the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach. Here, we continuously develop, test and improve our vehicles – for the one tenth of a second that can make all the difference on the race track. The engine of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS also originates from here. The low centre of gravity of the mid-mounted engine that is characteristic of the 718 models guarantees dynamic cornering and outstanding performance.
To ensure even greater performance, anything that was unnecessary has been removed. Or replaced by lighter materials: the bonnet, front wings, side air intakes, rear wings, decorative trims and full bucket seats are made from lightweight, durable carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). While the rear screen is made of lightweight glass and also saves weight. The result: pure performance with a total weight of just 1,415kg.
Design and aerodynamics.
The aerodynamic concept of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS has been further refined compared to the 718 Cayman GT4 and the overall concept adapted to its enormous achievements: performance, aerodynamics, chassis and, of course, design. This is particularly evident on the fixed rear wing with swan-neck connection and on the rear diffuser. And not only guarantees huge downforce and high traction – but also a razor-sharp track tool look.
Indispensable, especially in tight corners: simplicity. The cockpit stands for total driver orientation, accessibility, directly readable information, excellent functionality, optimal ergonomics and a focus on what really matters. Materials and details in the interior of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS, such as non-slip Race-Tex, decorative trims in satin carbon-weave finish and door pull loops, are derived directly from motorsport. The airbox has been moved to the interior, ensuring visual and acoustic proximity to the engine.
4.0-litre six-cylinder horizontally opposed naturally aspirated engine.
An engine with a high-speed concept, directly derived from the 911 GT3 R and 911 RSR: with a maximum output of 368kW (500PS) at 8,400 1/min and a maximum torque of 450Nm at 6,750 1/min, the centrally positioned 4.0-litre six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine is by far the most powerful in the 718 model range.
The Weissach package.
Tested on the rig and the track: the Weissach package. Consistent use of carbon-weave finish and geometric optimisation of the upper side air intakes for an even better supply of air. Inside: a titanium roll cage and extensive Race-Tex features. Emotional signature: the embroidered Weissach package logo on the headrests and the badge on the dashboard trim.
Large rear wing with swan-neck connection.
Extremely eye-catching: the fixed rear wing made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). Thanks to the swan-neck connection from above, air flows over the entire surface of the underside of the wing, without any interference. It can also be set manually for race track use. The result: reduced loss of downforce and improved traction.
The new 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport.
The new 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport exudes pure motorsport with every fibre. Its stomping ground? Competing in sprint and endurance races at an international level. An all-rounder with a six-cylinder 4.0-litre horizontally opposed engine and an output of 368kW (500PS).
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