Porsche reveals Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Following the recent announcement of the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, Porsche has unveiled the car during its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new entry-level Porsche race car has been designed with club racing in mind, and is set to be homologated next year.
The GT4 Clubsport is powered by the same 385hp 3.8-litre flat-six motor as its road-going counterpart, but this new mid-engine racer takes the GT4 concept to the next level. A specially modified six-speed Porsche double clutch transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel features in the GT4 Clubsport, with a mechanical rear-axle locking differential designed for racing. The car’s lightweight front struts are lifted from its big brother, the 911 GT3 Cup car, campaigned in Porsche’s 20 one-make championships around the world. Steel 380-millimetre brake discs provide the stopping power, together with six-piston callipers at the front, with four-piston equivalents at the rear. The anti-lock brake system can be adjusted in twelve stages and the Electronic Stability Programme has been expanded for use with slick tyres.
Delivered ex-works with a welded-in safety cage, the GT4 Clubsport weighs just 1,300 kilograms, some of that featherweight is achieved through a light racing bucket seat and a stripped-out interior built strictly for purpose. A 90-litre fuel tank is fitted as standard, with the option of a 70-litre item or 100-litre FT3 safety tank also available. Forged 18-inch wheels shod with Michelin tyres perform a competition function and happen to look the part too.
Priced at 111,000 Euros, which equates to around £78,000 before VAT, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport can be ordered now direct from Porsche Motorsport in Weissach. For 2016, homologation is planned for race series such as the VLN Long Distance Championship at the Nürburgring, the SRO GT4 series, the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy in the USA, the Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge in Canada and for club races run by the Porsche Club of America, as well as for other club-level meetings around the world.