2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Race Car Testing At Monza: Video
The Cayman GT4 may have been released a couple of months ago as the most powerful and most track-focused Cayman yet, but that doesn’t mean Porsche is done with this new nameplate. And we have this new video from the Monza track as proof that Stuttgart is already working on what appears to be a race-spec version of the GT4. Don’t let the standard bodywork fool you here. Take a closer look and you’ll notice the winged Cayman is equipped with not just a roll cage, but with a set of racing slick tires too. So what are we looking at here? Could it be the GT4 RS, a slightly lighter and maybe more powerful version of the already amazing GT4? Nope, I’m certain this mid-engine sports car is actually a track-only Cayman set to become the company’s entry-level race car.
Rumors of a Porsche produced to fit the FIA’s GT4 regulations surfaced in 2014, when Porsche Motorsport boss Hartmut Kristen said Stuttgart is considering a race car that would slot below its existing range of GTE, GT3 and one-make Cup racers, all based on the 911. Kristen insisted the car would have to be "more affordable, less sophisticated and probably more fun." Now that the road-going Cayman GT4 arrived as a more affordable and definitely more fun (read: manual transmission) version of the 911 GT3, it’s safe to assume the vehicle shown above is actually a race-spec, mid-engined racer. Hit the play button to watch it in action.