Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport revealed
The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport was revealed overnight at the LA Motor Show billed as a “mid-engine racer for motorsport newcomers”.
BASED ON THE CAYMAN GT4, the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is not road registrable and is on-sale now. Just like it road-going sibling, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport is powered by a 283kW 3.8-litre flat-six engine, positioned right behind the driver’s seat.
The Cayman GT4 Clubsport runs a modified six-speed Porsche double-clutch transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel and a mechanical rear-axle locking differential. The lightweight strut front axle is taken from the 911 GT3 Cup, which is campaigned in Porsche’s 20 one-make championships around the world. At the rear is a tweaked, lightweight strut suspension with transverse arms adopted, again, from the 911 GT3 Cup. The brake system features 380-millimetre steel brake discs all round. The anti-lock brake system can be adjusted in twelve stages. The Electronic Stability Programme has been expanded for slicks. The power steering is operated electro-mechanically.
Weighing in at 1300 kilograms, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport is delivered ex-works with a welded-in safety cage, a racing bucket seat as well as a six-point harness, is truly lightweight. The basic version is equipped with a 90-litre standard tank, with an optional 70-litre or 100-litre FT3 safety tank available. Mounted at the front axle are 18-inch five-bolt forged rims with Michelin tyres (25/64-18), with 18-inch five-bolt forged rims at the rear with 27/68-18 tyre dimensions.
The new Cayman GT4 Clubsport, which is available from 111,000 euro, can be ordered immediately from Porsche Motorsport in Weissach. For 2016, homologation is planned for race series such as the VLN Long Distance Championship Nürburgring, the SRO GT4 series, the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, the Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada and for club races run by the Porsche Club of America, as well as for other club-level meetings around the world.