Porsche describes the Cayman GT4 as “exceptionally race-worthy.” But you can’t actually take a standard GT4 racing. So Porsche has devised the ready-to-race GT4 Clubsport.
The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport uses the same engine as its road-going sibling, a 3.8-litre flat-six lifted from the 911 Carrera S that produces a very healthy 385bhp.
Unlike the road car, though, the Clubsport eschews a manual gearbox in favour of a race-grade, six-speed dual-clutcher. A loss, perhaps, but the changes are a lot faster than a human could manage and it makes left-foot braking easier, all of which makes for faster lap times.
Front and rear suspension is derived from the 911 GT3 Cup racer. Brakes are 380mm steel discs all-round, clamped by one-piece, six-piston aluminium fixed calipers at the front, and four-piston items at the rear. Serious stuff.
The Clubsport is designed to cater for drivers of every ability level, so a few driver aids remain in place. The amount of anti-lock braking intervention is adjustable through 12 levels, the stability control has been “expanded” to work with slick tyres and there’s electro-mechanical power steering.
Stripped of the interior and quite a lot else, the Clubsport tips the scales at 1,300kg, 115kg less than the road car. And spot-on the base-weight for GT4 class race cars.
All the usual safety kit is fitted at the factory, including a full, welded-in rollcage; racing seat with six-point harness and a 90-litre fuel tank (smaller and larger options are available.)
As you’ve probably guessed by now, the Cayman GT4 CS has been designed to GT4 class regulations and will be homologated for series that run the class. That includes the Nurburgring-based VLN series, the SRO GT4 series, the British GT Championship and a plethora of amateur, club-level series.
The price for all the this? €111,000 (£78,000) plus taxes. Which isn’t that much for a factory-built, pro-level racing car. Porsche Motorsport is taking orders now.
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By Only Motors