The Nurburgring testing session gives us the opportunity to see an almost finished car. However, Porsche might also be after another lap record that makes buying this car extra-juicy.
Andreas Preuninger, head of GT car development at Porsche, recently confirmed that there would not be a four-cylinder GT model for the foreseeable future. He argued that that throttle response is better with a high-revving engine than a turbo one.
In 2015, theupped the ante by borrowing a 3.8-liter from the 911 Carrera S, but slightly de-tuned to 385 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. Porsche doesn’t make that anymore, opting for a 3-liter turbo.
The rumor mill suggests that the 2019 version of the hot Cayman will up its displacement with a detuned version of the 911 GT3’s 4.0-liter flat-six. We should see over 400 horsepower, which in a car that’s 50 kilos lighter than themeans a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 4 seconds and a top speed of over 300 km/h.
Both manual and PDK gearbox options have already been confirmed. The new GT4 will have a leg over its predecessor in the interior department as well.
As we saw with the 911 R, prices for limited-edition Porsche models can quickly get out of hand, as speculators buy and hold onto them. The automaker will crack down on such behaviors, but getting behind the wheel of a 718 Cayman GT4 will probably still set you back a cool $100,000.
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