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Porsche Cayman GT4 Front

The Porsche Cayman GT4 was revealed in the Geneva Auto Show last Marsh, and it was a bit of technology, powered by a flat-six 3.8 L engine that produced 385 bhp, it had a main competitor the TT RS Audi. In the L.A Auto show, Porsche came with a more track-focused model, and dubbed it The Clubsport.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport rear

The Clubsport doesn’t differ much from the GT4 Cayman, it has the same engine, so 385 bhp of power, 420 N.m in torque, a 0 to 100 km/h in just 4,4 seconds and a top speed that is announced to be around 183 mph (295 kph). Modifications were brought to the gearbox body, brakes, and interior. The Cayman GT4 had a manual 6-speed transmission whereas the Clubsport comes with a double-clutch shift-paddled 6-speed PDK Porche gearbox. It lost 40 kg in weight, to get to 1300 kg, thanks to a severe diet program, such a result was reached by taking off the maximum weight : no floor carpets, to sound systems, and the passenger seat. To maintain good security standards, a roll bar was added to stiffen the body. The pilot is installed in a competition bucket seat, held by a six point harness.

 

To get a better performance, the Clubsport is fitted with a reinforced 380 mm iron-disk with 6 piston calipers in the front and 4 pistons for the rear. The front axle is taken from the 911 GT3 Cup, and keeps the rear axle from the Cayman GT4, but with an mechanical locking rear differential. It also keeps the rear suspension from the GT4 street version, the front suspension is as Porsche said  “The lightweight suspension strut front axle is taken from its big 911 GT3 Cup brother, which is campaigned in Porsche’s 20 one-make championships around the world.”

The Cayman GT4 had a 85,000$ tag put on it, whilst the Clubsport costs almost the double 165,000$. It would participate in various competitions : Pirelli World Challenge, the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, the Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada and the Porsche Club races.

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