Walter Röhrl Explains The Porsche Cayman GT4: Video
Even though the 911 GT3 RS probably stole some of its glory at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Cayman GT4 remains one of the coolest road cars that Porsche will launch this year. Multiple rally champion and former Porsche test driver Walter Röhrl certainly thinks so, which is probably why he is now the biggest brand ambassador for Porsche. Röhrl recently had a yellow Cayman GT4 at his disposal, and the resulting video of his road and track adventure is obviously promotional in nature, but it’s still fun to watch.
The track footage seems to have been taken on the Portimao circuit in Portugal, while the road-driving scenes were probably shot in the surrounding hills. Since this is a promo video, you shouldn’t expect too much Chris Harris-like hooning, although Röhrl does get the GT4 sideways a few times. His main opinion about the model is obviously positive; that it is a real track weapon when you want it to be, yet is civilized on the road.
As some of you know, the GT4 is the most powerful production Cayman ever, its 3.8-liter flat-six a detuned version of the 911 Carrera S engine. The 385 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque are transmitted via a six-speed manual to the rear wheels, and 0-62 mph takes just 4.4 seconds. Of course, the Cayman GT4 is more about having fun on the twisties than on a drag strip, and Walter Röhrl certainly seems to agree.