Enthusiasts have been waiting for that Porsche Cayman GT4 RS for a number of years and while we didn’t get the RS in the first generation GT4, the latest 718 GT4 has finally spawned the hardcore model with a track focus.
Porsche equipped them Caiman GT4 RS with the same 4.0-liter flat-six as the current 911 GT3, but detuned to 493 hp and 331 lb-ft (449 Nm) torque and now mounted in the middle instead of behind the rear axle like its bigger brother. As in the GT3, this engine rotates up to 9,000 rpm and is exclusively coupled to a seven-speed dual clutch PDK with a shorter gear ratio.
The German automaker says it takes the car just 3.2 seconds to reach 100 km / h and reach a top speed of 196 mph (315 km / h).
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To find out more about the ultimate Cayman, Jack Rix from Top Gear had the opportunity to talk to Porsche GT boss Andreas Preuninger about the car. Throughout the video, Preuninger explains how the GT4 RS differs from the standard GT4 and how much it differs from the 911 GT3. He also describes it as the little brother of the GT3.
Porsche has also invested a lot of time in the aerodynamics of the GT4 RS. As such, it has a large gooseneck rear wing, a carbon fiber bonnet with NACA ducts, an adjustable front spoiler, a larger rear diffuser and louvers over the front side panels. As a result, the GT4 RS generates 25 percent more downforce than the regular GT4.