Video: Porsche Cayman GT4 Spied at the ‘Ring, Looks Good Sideways
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The new 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4 is on the way, and by all accounts, it’ll once again offer buyers an utterly untainted driving experience and faultless Stuttgart engineering. The up-and-coming performance machine was recently spied testing at the Nürburgring, and our carparazzi was on the scene to capture the coupe in full HD video as it attacked the fearsome race track.
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The 2019 model year will bring a newly upgraded 4.0-liter ‘six plucked from the 911 GT3, which will replace the outgoing model’s 3.8-liter unit.
The video is just 46 seconds in length, but there’s plenty of action to be had. Click play, and you’ll see the new GT4 diving for the apexes and powering off the corners, six-cylinder wail in tow. The test driver is clearly hammering it, as the rear end slides a bit on exit, giving us a glimpse at the prototype crossed up before it rips down the following straight.
Making all those good noises is a flat six-cylinder engine breathing un-boosted atmosphere, as opposed to the standard 718 Cayman’s turbocharged flat-four. The 2019 model year vehicle will bring a newly upgraded 4.0-liter ‘six plucked from the 911 GT3, which will replace the outgoing model’s 3.8-liter unit. The old engine made as much as 385 horsepower at 7,400 rpm, while this new powertrain is expected to dole out over 400 ponies. It’s a detune compared to the 911’s 500 horsepower, but still, stuffed into the lithe 718, 400 ponies should be more than enough to get your adrenaline flowing.
Add in a freshened aero package, not to mention an available manual transmission, and the new Cayman GT4 is shaping up to be one helluva’ driver’s car.
Paired with a lighter curb weight, the new Cayman GT4 should manage a sprint to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, topping out at over 185 mph. That’s a considerable improvement compared to the outgoing model’s 4.2-second 0-to-60 mph time and 183-mph top speed. Add in a freshened aero package, complete with a high-rise rear wing, not to mention an available manual transmission (the PDK automatic will be optional), and the new Cayman GT4 is shaping up to be one helluva’ driver’s car.
As for the price tag, we think a small increase over the current model’s MSRP of $84,600 is justified.
Look for a full debut sometime next year.
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