718 Cayman GT4 is the perfect sports car for those who like to push the limits. For those who would rather ask ‘why not?’ than ‘why?’. For those who take fun seriously and who would rather sit in a sports seat than a leather armchair.
Horizontally opposed engine, naturally aspirated, positioned centrally. 4.0-litre displacement. Six cylinders. 309kW (420PS). Sounds crazy. It is.
The completely redeveloped six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine has direct fuel injection (DFI), integrated dry-sump lubrication and adaptive cylinder control. In addition, a variable intake manifold with switchable resonance valves provides the engine with optimum ventilation. It sounds technical and a bit dry, but it’s really the exact opposite.
Looks good. Feels good. Sporty streamlined purism, customary Porsche high ergonomics. Everything perfect. Everything actually quite rational. Until the engine starts and makes the hairs on your arms stand up.
Design and aerodynamics
No mild breath of air. No gentle breeze. The signs show a storm is brewing. A glance at 718 Cayman GT4 is enough to see: air resistance is not an issue.
4.0-litre six-cylinder high-speed naturally aspirated engine
From the 4.0-litre displacement, the engine generates a mighty 309kW (420PS) – 35PS more than the previous model. The maximum engine speed? 8,000rpm. In conjunction with manual transmission, the maximum torque of 420Nm is from 5,000 to 6,800rpm. With Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the maximum torque of 430Nm is available at 5,500rpm. Meaning the 718 Cayman GT4 with PDK andactive Launch Control sprints from 0 to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds. The maximum speed: over 300km/h.
Club Sport package
With its components derived from professional motorsport, the Club Sport package offers additional protection on the race track. A little wisdom here and there can’t hurt. The Club Sport package comprises a steel roll cage with paint finish in black, screwed to the bodywork behind the front seats, and a six-point racing harness for the driver’s side including two shoulder belt designs for use with or without the HANS® safety device (Head And Neck Support). The package also includes a fire extinguisher with bracket.
Chrono Package including preparation for lap trigger
In addition to the analogue and digital stopwatch on the dashboard, the optional Chrono Package boasts even greater functionality: PCM is upgraded to include a special performance display, enabling you to display, store and evaluate recorded lap times. In this way, the driver can view the current lap time and distance, number of laps completed and other times achieved so far. It is also possible to view the current fastest lap and range until empty. Any travelled distances can be recorded and benchmark times defined.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
The optional PCCB, with their large brake disc diameters, 410mm at the front and 390mm at the rear, offer even greater braking performance. The use of yellow six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers on the front axle and four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers at the rear ensures extremely high, and above all constant, braking pressure. PCCB enables shorter braking distances in even the toughest road and race conditions. The brake discs are approximately 50% lighter than cast-iron discs of a similar design and size.
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