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Friday, November 20, 2015

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Lets You Race on a Budget



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The Porsche Cayman GT4 is already fan favorite among driving enthusiasts. With a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat six-cylinder engine that produces 385 horsepower and a manual transmission, it’s Porsche fan’s fantasy. However, up until now, the Cayman GT4 has been a road car its only competition would be track days. That will all soon change, as Porsche will now offer a Clubsport package that ups the Cayman GT4’s racing credentials.

According to Porsche, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport is powered by the same 3.8-liter flat-six engine out of the road car, however, the Clubsport features Porsche’s double-clutch transmission, complete with a sequential paddle-shift setup on its steering wheel. It also features a mechanical rear-axle locking differential. To better enhance the already stupendous handling, Porsche borrowed the same lightweight suspension strut front axle system from the 911 GT3 Cup car.

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In addition to the performance aspects of the new Cayman GT4 Clubsport, Porsche also fit the racecar with steel brake discs, which is likely due to the cost associated with replacing carbon ceramics, thereby giving owners a more manageable cost of ownership. The purpose-built racecar also tips the scales at just 2866 lbs. The race-spec Cayman GT4 will also come with a fully race legal roll-cage, a set of racing bucket seats, and six-point harnesses.

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is essentially a spec-racer that allows semi-accessible entry into the world of professional racing. It won’t be able to compete at Le Mans or Spa, but it will allow owners to truly experience the rigors that professional racecar drivers deal with on a daily basis.

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The Cayman GT4 Clubsport will only be available through Porsche Motorsport in Weissach or through Porsche Motorsport North American. When it finally goes on sale, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport will be able to compete in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, in meetings of the Porsche Club of America, Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, and the Pirelli World Challenge. The Price will start at $165,000, which is an incredibly reasonable way to go racing.

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