Porsche is cruising into the future in three lanes: alongside exhilarating petrol engines and powerful plug-in hybrids, electric powertrains form the third pillar of the powertrain strategy. This diversity is on display with numerous world premieres taking centre stage at the LA Auto Show. In addition to the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS, one of the highlights at this year’s event, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. The Porsche GT models stand for breathtaking performance – through outstanding aerodynamics, lightweight construction, driving precision as well as high longitudinal and lateral dynamics. And we have always gone one step further with the RS models. With one goal in mind: continually perfecting performance.
The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is the new flagship model in the 718 family – an uncompromising driver’s car designed to impress with its lightweight construction, extremely agile chassis set-up, sophisticated aerodynamics and a unique soundtrack.
The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS will start from INR 2,54,16,000 ex-showroom.
Maximum driving pleasure: the 718 Cayman GT4 RS and 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport
When 500 PS (368 kW) from a high-revving mid-mounted engine meets a purist 1,415 kg kerb weight, it is time for the term ‘driving pleasure‘ to be redefined: the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is the new flagship model in the 718 family. The uncompromising driver’s car is designed to impress with its lightweight construction, extremely agile chassis set-up, sophisticated aerodynamics and unique soundtrack.
The naturally aspirated flat-six engine, familiar from the 911 GT3 Cup racing car and the 911 GT3 series production model, forms the centrepiece of a sports car that has been designed for maximum driving pleasure. The engine revs as high as 9,000 rpm. Compared to the 718 Cayman GT4, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS has an extra 80 PS (59 kW), resulting in a weight-to-power ratio of 2.83 kg/PS. Maximum torque has been increased from 430 to 450 Nm.
The sports low-ratio PDK underpins the incredible acceleration of this mid-engined sports car. The 718 Cayman GT4 RS sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds (GT4 with PDK: 3.9 seconds) and has a top speed of 315 km/h (GT4 with PDK: 302 km/h), which it reaches in seventh gear.
The new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS outpaced its sibling, the 718 Cayman GT4, on the Nürburgring Nordschleife by more than 23 seconds with a time of 7:04.511 minutes on the 20.6 km version of the circuit. Among the striking features of the new, top-of-the-range 718 are the process air intakes behind the driver and passenger windows. They improve both the intake airflow and create a thrilling intake noise right next to the occupants’ ears.
In addition, the new fixed rear wing, its swan-neck attachment and aluminium wing supports, are a distinctive element of the exterior design. This highly efficient wing principle is derived from the Porsche 911 RSR GT racing car and was first adopted in a Porsche series production car with the 911 GT3. An optional Weissach package takes the dynamic design of the GT4 RS even further.
At the same time, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport racing version celebrates its premiere in Los Angeles. From 2022, the customer sports car will be launched in multiple national and international racing series. In addition to many upgraded details to further improve the overall performance, the standard 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) now uses all seven forward gears (rather than six) featuring shorter ratios. Depending on the track and series-specific regulations, the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport can achieve lap times that are over two percent quicker than the previous model.