RE: Porsche Cayman GT4 undisguised!

RE: Porsche Cayman GT4 undisguised!

Wednesday 22nd May

Porsche Cayman GT4 undisguised!

With the reveal only a matter of weeks away, here's the GT4 shorn of all its disguise



Yep, fair enough: the 718 Cayman GT4 is the worst kept secret in all of automotive, and has been strutting its stuff in front of any lens it can find for what feels like years. On track, on snow and on road, there aren't many places it hasn't been seen. But the extensive testing, and fervent following of that testing, has been for good reason: the 981 GT4 was sensational, and this version needs to be at least the car that was. We want it to be good, Porsches needs it be good - hence the constant papping.

Seeing the car as it will look in the showroom has revealed no great surprises, though the opportunity to look at a car blemished only by tape and bugs remains an exciting one. Points of note here are the chunky rear wing, a noticeably different front end to a 718 - see the vents on the trailing edges, the chunkier intakes and the more aggressive front diffuser - plus new daytime running lights. This particular car is also sporting the ceramic brakes and what could be a Clubsport-spec half cage, this one potentially tasked with setting a Nordschleife lap time. The last car recorded a 7:40, a time Porsche will expect to beat at some point.


Given the work that has gone into making the 4.0-litre flat-six in the 911 Speedster Euro6d compliant, it would have to be assumed that that engine will power the GT4 and upcoming Boxster Spyder. Using a bit of logic - first time for everything on PistonHeads - we'd expect the GT4 to have 410hp. There or thereabouts. The GT3 gained 25hp in the swap from 3.8-litres (albeit a different engine) to 4.0-litres, and applying that to the old GT4's 385hp gives a figure comfortably beyond 400hp and a nice, round 100hp less than the Speedster engine.

Otherwise, there really is nothing else left to say. Honest. The speculation, conjecture and guesswork has been exhausted - all that's left now is to see the car. Sources suggest it'll be at the Festival of Speed in July, which isn't far off now. Whenever it may be, there's a lot of people keen to hear more - and see it in a colour other than black...




Images: S. Baldauf/S.B. Medien

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Oz83

Original Poster:

394 posts

83 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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I think you posted a pic of the old one by mistake

Andy83n

51 posts

6 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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Consider me whelmed

otolith

38,316 posts

148 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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Oh look, a Cayman.

Duke of Kidderminster

671 posts

71 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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dull looking car, yawn

Onehp

1,076 posts

227 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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I'll have one. Dull colour only a plus, let's one get about one business of driving more instead of dealing with the reactions from other road users...

DMC2

1,337 posts

155 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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Let the bunfight commence.

kultsch88

98 posts

110 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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is it the images or are those wheels enormous!?

wab172uk

1,355 posts

171 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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I hope it doesn't have ridiculously long gearing like the last GT4?

I nearly bought a GT4 last month, but the thought of 82mph in second kind of put me off. Think I might wait for either a 991 GTS or Carrera T to hit similar prices then go for one of them instead.

The GT4 should hold it's value better though, and even go up again in years to come.

PhantomPH

3,061 posts

169 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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That one is covered in Pistonheads stickers - I'm crying foul!!!



smilewink

With regards the gearing post above, I suspect you will see similarly long gearing in the two cars mentioned - I've had experience of a few different modern Porsches now and they all allow you to break the law in 2nd.

Terminator X

7,720 posts

148 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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Amazing to see it with Pistonheads livery!

TX.

Terminator X

7,720 posts

148 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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wab172uk said:
I hope it doesn't have ridiculously long gearing like the last GT4?

I nearly bought a GT4 last month, but the thought of 82mph in second kind of put me off. Think I might wait for either a 991 GTS or Carrera T to hit similar prices then go for one of them instead.

The GT4 should hold it's value better though, and even go up again in years to come.
You do realize that you can change gear at any point you like?

TX.

Venisonpie

393 posts

26 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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wab172uk said:
I hope it doesn't have ridiculously long gearing like the last GT4?

I nearly bought a GT4 last month, but the thought of 82mph in second kind of put me off. Think I might wait for either a 991 GTS or Carrera T to hit similar prices then go for one of them instead.

The GT4 should hold it's value better though, and even go up again in years to come.
Nutshell. Gearing on all Cayman's makes them frustrating for road use.

boxsey

3,393 posts

154 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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Great, just what we need, another article on the 718GT4 that contains only speculation about when it will arrive and what engine it might have. Just like the 186 page thread that's been running in the Porsche forum since 2017. hehe

Audemars

424 posts

42 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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Can Porsche go bankrupt please....

Really don't understand why they haven't already with their ultra dull and fugly product offering.

dibblecorse

5,051 posts

136 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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wow

BathyThermo

315 posts

4 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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Terminator X said:
Amazing to see it with Pistonheads livery!

TX.
You're kidding though, right?

simonbamg

309 posts

67 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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Look at the profile on those tyres, too thin I’m out wink

md_ian

2,825 posts

115 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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Minor changes but won't stop Porsche selling them all with plenty of buyers in reserve, the usual. It is almost guaranteed to be an amazing drive. I have an outside chance but if privileged enough to be granted acceptance of my money, I will buy, ppf, drive, then sell 2 years later with plenty of smiles and no expense! bounce

PGNSagaris

2,134 posts

110 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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Audemars said:
Can Porsche go bankrupt please....

Really don't understand why they haven't already with their ultra dull and fugly product offering.
Someone needs a cuddle.

Terminator X

7,720 posts

148 months

Wednesday 22nd May
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BathyThermo said:
Terminator X said:
Amazing to see it with Pistonheads livery!

TX.
You're kidding though, right?
Bless, you've not been here long though tbf.

TX.