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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4
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  • Porsche 718 Cayman GT4
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    2020
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  • Engine:
    flat-6
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    414 @ 7600
  • Torque @ RPM:
    309 @ 6800
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.2 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    188 mph (Est.)
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The most radical Cayman to date breaks cover with more than 400 horsepower

The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is the highest performance version of the 982-generation Cayman. An upgrade to the GT4 model from 2016, the 718 GT4 is the quickest and most potent Cayman ever built. And surprisingly enough, it still features a naturally aspirated flat-six engine, whereas all other Caymans have turbocharged power.

Originally rumored to arrive with an "RS" badge, the beefed-up Cayman carries over with the simpler GT4 nameplate. Unveiled alongside the 718 Boxster Spyder, the new 718 Cayman GT4 is significantly more potent than its predecessor, and it’s the first Cayman to develop more than 400 horsepower. Find out more about that in the review below.

 

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The Next-Gen Porsche 718 EV Could Be More Powerful than the Current Cayman GTS; Should Arrive in 2023

The Next-Gen Porsche 718 EV Could Be More Powerful than the Current Cayman GTS; Should Arrive in 2023

How does an electric Porsche 718 with Cayman GT4 levels of power sound?

Nobody has officially confirmed that the next-generation 2023 Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster will be electric or even hybrid, but a new report is saying that they could have 400 horsepower, a figure that will put them well ahead of the current Cayman GTS and pretty damn close to the 414-horsepower Cayman GT4.

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2021 Porsche Cayman 718 GT4 RS

2021 Porsche Cayman 718 GT4 RS

The most extreme Cayman ever built is on its way for 2020!

The 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is an upcoming high-performance variant of the 982-generation Cayman that’s rumored to debut in 2020. Essentially a more aggressive and powerful version of the existing 718 Cayman GT4, the 2021 will be the first of its kind and the first modern 718 to feature the "RS" badge. This car has been in the rumor mill ever since the first Cayman GT4 was introduced in 2015, but it took Porsche around four years to turn it into reality. Better late than never, I guess.

The 2021 718 Cayman GT4 RS is more than just a rumor now. The car has already been spotted on public roads with some camouflage on its body, but also with a beefed-up exterior. It features bigger vents in the front, a big rear wing, and many small details that set it apart from the already familiar GT4. Just like the latter, the 2021 718 Cayman GT4 RS will feature the 911’s 4.0-liter flat-six under the hood, but in a more powerful setup. Let’s find out more about it in the review below.

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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Sports Cup Edition

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Sports Cup Edition

The same flamboyant package with a Porsche motorsport design twist in and out

Porsche’s a big fan of letting the world know about its motorsport roots. After all, the brand’s success on the race track is something that deserves to be put out there, and the same applies to any sort of motorsport-related Porsche anniversary.

Meet the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Sports Cup Edition, a limited special-edition model that features a motorsport-inspired design and an interior that’s been luxed-up by Porsche’s very own Exclusive Manufaktur to mark the 15th anniversary of the customer and club sport series “Porsche Sports Cup Germany.”

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The Next-Gen Porsche 718 Cayman Might be All-Electric - Could This Lead to an Electric Toyota MR2 Spinoff?

The Next-Gen Porsche 718 Cayman Might be All-Electric - Could This Lead to an Electric Toyota MR2 Spinoff?

A Porsche-Toyota partnership is looking more feasible than ever

Thanks to a recent report, we’ve learned that Porsche is considering making the next-gen 718 Cayman an all-electric sports car. In fact, it’s currently the “favored option within the company,” even though a final decision has yet to be made. The heavy brass at Porsche will make that decision within the next 12 months, so the 718 could end up being Porsche’s second all-electric car. This got me to thinking about the news last month that Tetsuya Tada, the Chief Engineer of the Toyota Supra, was very adamant about working with Porsche for its next sports car – the one that would serve as the final piece to the puzzle that is the three brothers, and the car that could revive the MR2 moniker.

Oddly enough, this falls right in line with one of my predictions for potential partnership between Toyota and Porsche. Well, sort of.

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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

The most radical Cayman to date breaks cover with more than 400 horsepower

The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is the highest performance version of the 982-generation Cayman. An upgrade to the GT4 model from 2016, the 718 GT4 is the quickest and most potent Cayman ever built. And surprisingly enough, it still features a naturally aspirated flat-six engine, whereas all other Caymans have turbocharged power.

Originally rumored to arrive with an "RS" badge, the beefed-up Cayman carries over with the simpler GT4 nameplate. Unveiled alongside the 718 Boxster Spyder, the new 718 Cayman GT4 is significantly more potent than its predecessor, and it’s the first Cayman to develop more than 400 horsepower. Find out more about that in the review below.

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2020 Porsche 718 GT4 and 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder Quirks and Features

2020 Porsche 718 GT4 and 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder Quirks and Features

The new 718 Cayman GT4 and the 718 Spyder could be the most appealing Porsche sports cars on sale right now

While quicker and more responsive than ever, the latest line of Porsche 718 cars received a mixed response from Porsche enthusiasts and owners. Integration of four-cylinder engines completely changed the nature of them, but Porsche is trying to save what it can by the introduction of the new generation Porsche 718 GT4. This one, unlike lesser models, gains an all-new 4.0-liter, flat-six with more than 400 horsepower on tap and a manual transmission. It is, by far, the most alluring 718 that ever appeared and, to some, the most appealing Porsche of the new generation. I will give you here the most essential quirks and features about it.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 VS 2016 Cayman GT4

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 VS 2016 Cayman GT4

Right, we know this is what you were secretly waiting for. Now that the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is out of the bag a side-by-side photo comparison with the model it replaces is definitely a must. The list of differences between the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 and the 2020 718 Cayman GT4 is quite hefty and very significant, in the sense that although we are looking at the same scalpel-sharp track tool, the new Cayman GT4 packs a naturally-aspirated 4-liter boxer-six and more oomph. That being said, it’s time to feast your eyes with these sizzling hot wallpapers. You’re welcome.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

If you are anything like us, then we’re expecting your devices - laptop, phone, or tablet - to feature a cool photo of a car? Why is that? Because in the year 2019, our childhood posters have been transferred to our personal (digital) items, which means your friends will also see it and as far as we’re concerned, you must make an impression. In the wake of Porsche’s big reveal of the track-ready 2020 718 Cayman GT4, we thought a selection of proper wallpapers would make a porscheist’s day. Heck, looking at how rad these shots are, they’ll definitely make everyone’s day, Porsche fan or not. So without further ado, be our guest and download any of these gems you like. We know, making a choice is tougher than you think, right?

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Cheap Midship Thrills: 5 Attainable Mid-Engined Cars from 2018

Cheap Midship Thrills: 5 Attainable Mid-Engined Cars from 2018

This is a lot of mid-engined love

Having the engine in the middle or as close to the center of the car as possible is deemed ideal in order to have even weight distribution between the two axles. But over the years, the configuration has mostly been reserved for expensive exotics unattainable by only the wealthiest enthusiasts. That’s why cheaper cars that have adopted the configuration have always stood out and usually attract some manner of cult following.

This article focuses on midship cars which you can buy right now without having to factor in the sale of an organ or anything involving a Ponzi scheme and wearing a fake mustache. Rest assured you can get attainable mid-engined kicks these days in the cars posted after the jump (in ascending price order), but don’t go thinking they’re cheap; they’re not.

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The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has a new 414 horsepower 4.0-liter boxer-six

The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has a new 414 horsepower 4.0-liter boxer-six

The track-focused 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman is here and it’s awesome

Porsche’s press blurbs are usually more about a car’s technical prowess, the engineering behind it, and yet, for the new 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, the tone is a bit different. The automaker is trying to emphasize the fact that the new GT4 stirs your emotions and that the experience of driving it is joy, most of which is derived from the flat-six engine that powers it..

This is a significant difference to all other models in the 718 lineup, all of which are now powered by new turbocharged four-cylinder horizontally-opposed engines and the consensus is they don’t really sound especially exciting. That’s where this new 718 GT4 comes in as it not only brings back the evocative six-pot soundtrack, but it offers it in a more hardcore, track-focused package that will appeal to real enthusiasts.

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2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

A Cayman with more go-fast goodies

Introduced in 2005 as a hardtop coupe iteration of the ever-popular Porsche Boxster roadster, the Cayman gets all the same good stuff as its topless sibling, plus the added rigidity and aggressive looks of a fixed roof. The latest fourth-generation was introduced in 2016, dubbed the 718 after the racer Porsche built in the late ‘50s. Now, Porsche is adding a new GTS iteration for the 2018 model year, and although we’ve seen a Cayman GTS in the past, this is the first time the formula has been applied to the fourth-gen 718. Per usual, the upgrades include a marginal power increase, more standard equipment, blacked-out trim pieces, and high-end interior materials.

Update 02/12/2019: We’ve updated this review with images taken at the Chicago Auto Show. This time around, the 718 Cayman GTS was dressed in a luxurious yellow that will just tickle your soul. Check out our fresh batch of images in the gallery at the bottom of this page!

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2020 Toyota Supra vs 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 Toyota Supra vs 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman

Can it take on Germany’s finest mid-engined sports car?

The 2020 Toyota Supra made its highly anticipated debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. While some were anxious to meet the BMW-based coupe, most die-hard enthusiasts weren’t pleased that the successor to the iconic fourth-gen Supra doesn’t have pure Japanese engineering. Now that all the commotion is over, it’s time to see how the Supra compares to its rivals. Now that the coupe is smaller, it’s well-suited to take on the Porsche 718 Cayman. Let’s find out if it stands a chance.

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11 Little-Known Facts About the 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport

11 Little-Known Facts About the 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport

The 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a model full of secrets

Although the latest mid-engined Porsche 718 cars debuted only with turbocharged four-cylinder engines, the secret work on the 718 Cayman GT4 with an N/A engine was going strong somewhere in the bowels of the Stuttgart car giant. The first, track-focused and NOT road-going 718 Cayman GT4, dubbed the Clubsport, only recently released the howl of its 3.8-liter N/A engine to the world.

And it is an epic moment.

We got ourselves a first look at the one of the most stunning racing cars that ever were. In two guises - the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trackday for amateur racers, and the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Competition for pros.

Both of them adopted the glorious racing pedigree of the Porsche 911 GT3 cars and basically took over some of its technology. Then, Porsche gifted them with a whole set of additions that considerably changed their nature compared with to the standard 718 Cayman. Finally, the718 GT4 Clubsportgives us a glimpse into what the real, road-going 718 Cayman GT4 will be like. Yup, it’s coming. Probably not with the naturally aspirated six-cylinder, though. Disappointed?

Now, I will sink deep into the intricacies of the latest 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport and reveal some facts you probably did not know at all.

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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport

2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Now with a Trackday version for amateur racers!

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a track-only version of the 718 Cayman developed for customer use. It replaces GT4 Clubsport that Porsche introduced in 2015 and represents a notable update over the outgoing model. Unlike its predecessor, it’s offered in two distinct versions: Trackday and Competition. The GT4 Clubsport Trackday was built specifically for amateur racing drivers that like to spend weekends at the race track without participating in FIA events. The Competition model features a more complex suspension system, and it’s a direct replacement for the old GT4 Clubsport, as it is eligible for GT4-spec competitions in Europe, North America, and Asia. According to Porsche, the new race car features improved driveability, and it’s capable of quicker lap times.

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The 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is Here and the German Competition Should be Scared

The 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is Here and the German Competition Should be Scared

The new version looks almost identical to the old one, even down to the presentation livery

Porsche’s new Cayman GT4 Clubsport comes with the same 3.8-liter boxer engine that’s capable of 425 horsepower thanks to a new intake manifold and a six-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox. All of which, by the way, is hidden underneath an aluminum body that’s strikingly similar to the 2015 model, save for a bigger rear wing and a more aggressive splitter up front. Two versions will be available: a track day one and another that’s suited for full-blown competition.

The GT4 category in circuit racing has been burgeoning in the past few years. A decade ago, puny BMW Z4s, Nissan 350Zs or other sports cars with a virtually showroom-stock appearance to them romped away in this category. Now, however, things are vastly different. Huge automakers have put their money where their mouths were and invested in highly-advanced racing cars to race in this revamped category that, while still a step below GT3, is very serious indeed but still friendly enough to cater for gentleman drivers.

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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman T

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman T

Extra sporting cred for the Stuttgart bantamweight

While most automakers these days are occupied with searching for new methods of extracting more and more power from their sports coupes, Porsche seems more concerned with something even more elusive - lower weight. As such, the German automaker has given birth to a string of lightness-adding model variants, including the likes of the 911 Carrera T. Now, Porsche is applying a similar performance philosophy to the Cayman. Like its 911 big brother, this fresh two-door takes the name “T” and offer a more driver-focused experience thanks to slightly less heft, a variety of standard performance equipment, and a few new aesthetic upgrades.

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If You Like to Keep it Simple, the 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman T or 718 Boxster T Might be for You

If You Like to Keep it Simple, the 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman T or 718 Boxster T Might be for You

The no-nonsense T treatment extends beyond the 911 Carrera

A no-nonsense, old-school take on the modern Porsche 911, the Carrera T has been a big hit with enthusiasts. Porsche is now building on the momentum with T-badged versions of the 718 Boxster and Cayman.

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The 2019 Porsche Cayman T Will Sit Between the Cayman S and GTS with More Power and Less Weight

The 2019 Porsche Cayman T Will Sit Between the Cayman S and GTS with More Power and Less Weight

Focus is on making it more of a performance car

After the 911 T, the Cayman T will be going under the knife. Well, not for the looks, but for weight. Reportedly, the 2019 Cayman T will be losing 44 pounds and gaining ten horses to become a faster car. These chops have happened to give the car a more focused driving experience.

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2018 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye Concept

2018 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye Concept

It Is A Rally Porsche. You Heard Me! A Rally Porsche!

Man, I can’t remember the last time I was as stoked about a rally car as I am about this one. Ever since the rally scene migrated from awesome sedans (Lancer Evo, WRX, or that magnificent Skoda Octavia), I was a bit disappointed watching small city cars tackling the courses. They are supremely fast, granted, but lack the drama, or the seriousness of the larger machines. Or sports cars. And that is where the newest Porsche Motorsport Rally concept comes into play. This is the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye Concept. A mouthful isn’t it. Well, after I saw it the first thing I thought about was the 959 Dakar Porsche from the Eighties. It was sublime and, while the new Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye isn’t a 918 Rallye, I feel happy to have an opportunity to see it at all.

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rally Concept Hints at Porsche's Return to Rally

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rally Concept Hints at Porsche’s Return to Rally

Could this be the first step towards Porsche competing in rally racing again?

There is nothing that Porsche engineers can’t do. Case in point: the Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rally Concept. The new machinery is a turnkey, track-spec race car that traces its roots to the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. It looks different than the GT4 Clubsport, in large part because it was designed specifically for rally racing use. More importantly, the concept will be in attendance at Rallye Deutschland later this month and will serve as a course car for Romain Dumas, the same man who now holds the time attack record at Pikes Peak with the Volkswagen I.D. R electric rally car.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

With the fourth-generation of the 718 Cayman coming to life in 2016 it didn’t take long for Porsche to pump out the Cayman GTS with a little extra power, nicer materials, some blacked out trim, and more features as standard equipment. It’s a car that looks fabulous in the garage and it can look fabulous on your desktop as well. So, check out our hand-picked wallpapers below and download one of five — the choice is yours.

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Video: Porsche Cayman GT4 Spied at the ‘Ring, Looks Good Sideways

Video: Porsche Cayman GT4 Spied at the ‘Ring, Looks Good Sideways

The want is strong with this one

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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Video of the Day: 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Testing at Monza

Video of the Day: 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Testing at Monza

Oh, it definitely has that naturally aspirated engine

Word was that the Cayman GT4 would be powered by a turbocharged engine, but just recently we reported that it would, in fact, have a naturally aspirated flat-six. Now we have clear-cut proof, as the GT4 was just caught testing at Monza without a hint of turbo spool, turbo whistle, or wastegate blow off. And, despite some minor driver errors, it seems like it was handling pretty damn well on the track too. And, that exhaust note? Amazing. Expect to see the Cayman GT4 debut sometime in mid-2019, if not sooner.

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A Naturally Aspirated Flat-Six Will Motivate the Upcoming Porsche Cayman GT4

A Naturally Aspirated Flat-Six Will Motivate the Upcoming Porsche Cayman GT4

No boost, at least not yet!

If you have even a passing interest in fast cars, then you gotta love the sound of a howling all-atmosphere six-cylinder Porsche powerplant. Luckily, it looks like that’s exactly what we’ll be hearing from the next Cayman GT4, as confirmed by Porsche’s head of GT car development, Andreas Preuninger.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

With the fourth-generation of the 718 Cayman coming to life in 2016 it didn’t take long for Porsche to pump out the Cayman GTS with a little extra power, nicer materials, some blacked out trim, and more features as standard equipment. It’s a car that looks fabulous in the garage and it can look fabulous on your desktop as well. So, check out our hand-picked wallpapers below and download one of five — the choice is yours.

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Comparison: 2018 BMW M2 Competition vs 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

Comparison: 2018 BMW M2 Competition vs 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS

Which car wins?

BMW just unveiled the M2 Competition, a significant upgrade to the already familiar M2. Sporting exclusive features inside and out and a turbocharged engine borrowed from the M4, the M2 Competition is a big step forward for the nameplate on the performance ladder and may open the door to a more track-prepped version in the future. With more than 400 horsepower at its disposal, the M2 Competition seems ready to take on the heavyweights of the performance market, starting with the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS. Does it have what it takes to go against Stuttgart’s mid-engined sports car? Let’s find out in the comparison below.

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Porsche Says No to All-Electric 911, But Maybe to an All-Electric Porsche 718

Porsche Says No to All-Electric 911, But Maybe to an All-Electric Porsche 718

And, the Plug-in 911 is still a few years out...

Porsche has done as good a job as any automaker in adapting to the times while still keeping its brand identity intact. A good example of that is the upcoming, high-performance plug-in hybrid version of the Porsche 911. We already know that the model is going to happen, but just because the 911 will be offered as a plug-in hybrid, that doesn’t mean Porsche is ready to take it a step further and offer an all-electric version of its most iconic nameplate. A Porsche 911 EV is not happening, though if you cross fingers, an all-electric powertrain could make it eventually find its way to the 718 twins.

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A Porsche with Less Than 2.0-liters of Displacement? Probably Not Going to Happen

A Porsche with Less Than 2.0-liters of Displacement? Probably Not Going to Happen

It’s possible to go that route, but it doesn’t make sense from a business perspective

Porsche’s decision to fit a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine inside the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster models didn’t sit too well with some of the brand’s most hardcore supporters. Fortunately, they shouldn’t worry about seeing a smaller engine on future models because Porsche has no plans of ever going that route. The German automaker indicated that it could do it if it wanted to, but it’s not considering that option because it doesn’t make sense from a performance point of view.

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The Porsche 718 Twins Come to L.A. with Extra Horsepower and GTS Badges

The Porsche 718 Twins Come to L.A. with Extra Horsepower and GTS Badges

The 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster are more potent than ever before

There are plenty of reasons to love the Porsche 718 Cayman and the 718 Boxster. Their “S” variants pack 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, good enough to get them to run at speeds that approach 180 mph. But in the event that those performance numbers aren’t enough to satisfy your thirst for speed, Porsche has a solution in the new 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster GTS models. The two units made their debuts at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, and they come packing more power to go along with the three-letter nomenclature that has come to define many Porsche models in the past.

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Hagerty Has These 2017-2018MY Cars On Track To Be Future Collectibles

Hagerty Has These 2017-2018MY Cars On Track To Be Future Collectibles

Now may be the time to scoop up any one of these cars

2017 has been quite the year for the automotive industry. We’ve seen hypercars make their debuts. We’ve seen incredible advancements and electrification and autonomous driving technology. Heck, we’ve even seen deceased brands come back to life - shout out to TVR! - with a vengeance. One of the best parts of all these releases is that at some point, some of them will inevitably skip the depreciation curve and become collectible cars. The trick is figuring out which ones will be able to navigate down that road, and if you’re trying to do that, there’s no better source of authority in matters pertaining to the collector car market than Hagerty.

It’s safe to say that when the insurance company talks, all of our ears perk up. If it says that one of today’s models is on the inside track to be a future classic, there’s a good chance that it could turn into one. Ok, so enough small talk. Hagerty’s has already released its picks of 2017-2018 models that are trending on the right path. It’s not a guarantee that these cars will earn collectible status in the future, but having Hagerty’s stamp of approval goes a long way in shaping the opinions of car collectors all over the world.

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Porsche Passport: The Smart Way to Overpay for your German Car Addiction

Porsche Passport: The Smart Way to Overpay for your German Car Addiction

For this kind of money you can lease a very nice vehicle... or maybe two

We’ve heard the story before, and for some reason, the idea keeps coming around. So what is it that I’m talking about? Well, I’m talking about car subscription services. And, the latest to jump into the ranks is Porsche with a new program that will let you pay a monthly fee for access to cars like the Porsche 718 Boxer, Cayman S, Macan S and the Cayenne. The monthly fee? Oh, just $2,000. For that $2,000 you get access to a total of eight different cars. If you want more, you can level up from the “launch” package to the “accelerate” package for an extra $1,000 – bringing the monthly total to $3,000. With that subscription, you’ll get access to models like Macan GTS, Cayenne S E-Hybrid, Panamera 4S, and the Carrera S. Basically, “Launch” gives you the basic, entry-level models while “Accelerate” gives you access to the higher trim levels.

Now, the first thought that really comes to mind is that the price seems quite high, and that wouldn’t necessarily be a wrong thought, but it does include at least some incentives. First off, the subscription includes vehicle tax and registration, insurance, maintenance, and detailing. It’s all based on a mobile phone app, and there is a one-time activation fee of $500 as well. Plus, you’ll have to pass a credit and background check too. Once users receive their first vehicle same day or future vehicle exchanges can be requested via the app. For now, the program is available to those residing in the metro Atlanta area and is made available through a collaboration between Clutch Technologies LLC and Porsche Passport. So, how does this subscription service stack up against purchasing your own Porsche? Well, let’s take a look.

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Here's Why the Alpine A110 Could Be Renault's Very Own Porsche Cayman Killer

Here’s Why the Alpine A110 Could Be Renault’s Very Own Porsche Cayman Killer

Porsche’s dominance in the field might come to an end soon

After several years of rumors and teasing, Renault finally relaunched Alpine and unveiled the brand’s first road-going sports car in more than two decades. To those who aren’t familiar with the original Alpine A110, this new sports car is probably an enigma. The Alpine name doesn’t mean much to the average Joe nowadays, while the fact that it’s developed by Renault doesn’t give it the exposure it deserves. But I think that the new A110 has the potential to become a Porsche Cayman killer, and I’m going to explain why.

For starters, this isn’t your regular higher performance car based on an existing platform. The A110 rides on a bespoke chassis developed specifically for this application, while its lightweight, aluminum body is modern, yet aerodynamic and bears a close resemblance to the original, iconic A110 of the 1960s. In other words, while the Cayman doesn’t have that much history to brag about design-wise, the A110 is based on a vehicle that was launched two years before the Porsche 911. Pretty solid heritage, huh?

But looks are a matter of taste, and as I said before, Alpine is a rather obscure brand after operating as a niche carmaker in Europe only, so let’s move to the things that really matter to a sports car.

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman by TechArt

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman by TechArt

German automaker’s newest Cayman variant gets the attention of a famous Porsche tuner

My colleague, Jonathan Lopez, made a compelling argument on why the Geneva Motor Show is the best annual auto show in the world. I wholeheartedly concur. At the very least, it’s without question the biggest and most attended auto show as automakers from all over the world showcase their latest wares, and in many cases, preview what’s to come. Aftermarket tuners are also heavily involved in Geneva with their new tuning programs and this year’s Geneva is no different with the likes of TechArt bringing with it a new tuning kit for the Porsche 718 Cayman.

As one of the industry’s leading tuners with anything related to Stuttgart’s finest, TechArt’s portfolio of Porsche tuning programs is as good as it gets. It’s worked on just about every iteration and variant of the 911. It also has experience working with the Panamera and Porsche’s two SUVs, the Cayenne and the Macan. Now, the German tuner is setting its sights on the newest member of the Cayman family with an extensive aftermarket upgrade program that tackles all important aspects of the sports car. Exterior upgrades? Check. Interior appointments? Check. Engine update? Check. Chassis and wheels? Check and check.

The result is what you’d expect from a tuner who knows its business like TechArt. Not only was it successful in dramatically altering the 718 Cayman’s appearance, but it also managed to bring more life to the sports car that only a tuner that knows what it’s doing can do.

The 718 Cayman tuning package is all set to make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. From there, expect the program to become available to eager-beaver owners of the sports coupe who are in the market for some aftermarket loving’ for their brand new Caymans.

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Is The Porsche Cayman GT4 RS On Its Way?

Is The Porsche Cayman GT4 RS On Its Way?

Australian Porsche dealerships seems to think so

The launch of the Porsche Cayman GT4 back in February 2015 was a welcome surprise for Porsche enthusiasts, but it also had the unintended effect of launching rumors on the possibility of a more powerful GT4 RS variant following suit. Two years later and we’re still no closer to seeing the Cayman GT4 RS. Or are we?

Apparently, our friends over at Car Advice came across an Instagram post from Australian Porsche dealership Porsche Centre Brisbane that essentially confirmed the arrival of the Cayman GT4 RS.

In its own words, Porsche Centre Brisbane posted this: "Attention GT4 aficionados. Due to high demand, a GT4 RS is on it’s way – with more power and a 4.0L flat-six engine, this limited will turn heads."

You can read between the lines of that message, but it appears pretty clear about what it’s trying to say, unless “on it’s way” means something entirely different in the Southern Hemisphere. The dealership didn’t elaborate on where it got the information, but an official from Porsche Cars Australia clarified to Car Advice that the Cayman GT4 RS is not in Porsche’s plan as of the moment and that perhaps, somebody from the dealership just got carried away with all the speculation surrounding the desired Cayman variant.

That said, the same spokesperson also didn’t irrevocably shoot down the possibility of a Cayman GT4 RS coming to life. It could be that the dealership has the right info on its hands, but instead of keeping it to itself like Porsche wanted, it prematurely let the cat out of the bag. Whatever the case may be, we’re not abandoning hope of seeing a Cayman GT4 RS in the future. If for nothing else, Porsche would be smart to develop one for real, especially with the success the Cayman GT4 has enjoyed since making its debut two years ago. A more powerful range-topping version would certainly add to the model’s appeal, if it hasn’t already with all the speculation surrounding it.

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Is There Room For A More Potent GT4 RS Variant In The Porsche Cayman Lineup?

Is There Room For A More Potent GT4 RS Variant In The Porsche Cayman Lineup?

Yes, there’s plenty of room for it

When Porsche unveiled the Cayman GT4 back in 2015, it did so with little idea of the demand the track-focused Cayman would end up having. But as is the case with Porsche, fans of the brand came out and gave the Cayman GT4 a rousing welcome and that reception has apparently given Stuttgart enough confidence to consider a more powerful Cayman GT4 RS that could have, among other things, a 4.0-liter engine that can deliver in excess of 500 horsepower.

Granted, Porsche has yet to confirm this plan, but according to Auto Express, the German automaker is keeping a close eye on the possibility of building a Cayman GT4 RS in order to add more potency to a Cayman lineup whose popularity has soared in recent years thanks to a dedicated approach by Porsche in giving the model, together with the Boxster, a specific niche of its own that’s independent to that of the iconic 911 lineup.

Having a Cayman GT4 RS would give the Cayman line the equivalent of Porsche’s 911 GT3. The rumored use of a detuned version of a 4.0-liter flat-six engine is one of the most notable pieces of information we have at this point. The expected power output of 500 horsepower would also give the GT4 RS a significant shot of extra power compared to the 385-horsepower GT4. To bridge that performance gap even further, there are also rumors that Porsche will make the GT4 RS as light as possible, to the tune of at least 132 pounds dropped compared to the GT4.

Needless to say, a range-topping, 500-horsepower Cayman GT4 RS has the potential to be a model-shaker for Porsche. For now though, the German automaker has yet to make any formal announcements on such a car, opting instead to focus its attention on other models that are ready for launch, including the 911 GT3, which is expected to make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

Gains turbo-four power, new name

The mid-engined Porsche Cayman was launched in 2005. Essentially a coupe version of the Boxster, the Cayman has become increasingly popular with customers as a more affordable and balanced proposition to the range-topping 911. The first-generation coupe came with 2.7-, 2.9-, and 3.4-liter, flat-six engines with as many as 321 ponies and 273 pound-feet of torque. A facelifted Cayman was introduced in early 2009, while the redesigned model arrived in showrooms in 2013, this time powered by 275-, 325- and 340-horsepower engines. As we’re moving closer to the 2017 model year, the Germans are preparing a mid-cycle refresh for the still-new Cayman.

As with most Porsche facelifts, the Cayman was originally expected to receive minor exterior and interior changes, as well as a mild output increase. However, the unveiling of the revised Boxster made it clear that the Cayman was in for a more comprehensive update.

Aside from the usual upgrades inside and out, Stuttgart’s entry-level sports car also received a pair of brand-new engines and a name that harkens back to one of the company’s most iconic race cars. Specifically, the Cayman dropped its flat-six engine in favor of turbocharged, flat-four units and will be marketed as the 718 Cayman starting in 2016.

Another premier is that the Cayman now features the same output specs as the Boxster, with the two now set apart only by their body configurations. What’s more, for the first time the Cayman is priced below the roadster, in a similar way to the 911 model. Find out more about that in our review below and have a look at the first official photos of the 718 Cayman, which was unveiled at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show.

Updated 06/03/2016: Porsche announced that the new 718 Cayman just had a successful production launch at the company’s plant in Stuttgart. With the production launch of the new 718 cayman, Porsche hopes to increase production numbers to a total of 240 vehicles per day by August - up from the current 220.

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Porsche Will Sell Watered Down Versions Of These Models In China

Porsche Will Sell Watered Down Versions Of These Models In China

Like just about every automaker in the industry, Porsche counts China as one of its biggest and most important markets. The German automaker admittedly hasn’t reached the heights it wants in the country, so to remedy that, it’s planning to offer cheaper and less powerful versions of the latest Boxster and Cayman models.

The move comes in the wake of tepid sales for the German automaker’s sports car line, a far cry from the popularity of the Cayenne SUV in the market. Speaking with Automotive News Europe, Jan Roth, the head of Porsche’s 718 model line, lamented that the company’s primary issue involves the pricing of the two models. The flat-six version of the Cayman, for example, was priced at 700,000 renminbi, which converts to about $105,000 based on current exchange rates. But according to Roth, Chinese customers are more inclined to purchase a sports car that sells for less than 600,000 (about $90,000), calling the amount the “magical threshold for customers in China.”

So to appease the market, Porsche is planning to develop “China-specific” Boxster and Cayman models to persuade reluctant buyers to consider the two models. Not much is known about how the company plans to specifically package these models, but one certainty is that both base versions of the Boxster and Cayman will utilize a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that produces 250 horsepower. It’s a slight drop in power from the traditional, 275-horsepower base Cayman model that all other markets will have, but it could spell the difference between attracting more Chinese customers to the table, especially if Porsche prices it right at the level that customers are willing to spend for the car.

That’s going to be the big question now that Porsche appears to be gearing up for this move. How much will these two base Boxster and Cayman models be priced? If Roth’s comments are any indication, somewhere in the 600,000 renminbi range is as good a guess as any at this point.

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Evo Drives The Porsche Cayman GTS: Video

Evo Drives The Porsche Cayman GTS: Video

Top-of-the-range Cayman gets a shake down on the race track

You know you’re an established publication when you can have something like a “How Fast Day” with some impressive sports cars that run F1-style timed laps to determine their abilities on a race track. There’s even a "How Fast" leaderboard to show which cars performed best on the track. Seems like a good way to let loose and push these cars to their limit, right?

EVO editor Nick Trott did just that in the 2015 staging of the event at the Bedford Autodrome. One of the cars that Trott got to drive was the Porsche Cayman GTS, the range-topping trim level of the GTS line that packs more power and improved handling.

Without spilling too much of what happened when Trott got his hands on the Cayman GTS, the six-minute video comes packed with plenty of insights about the sports car from somebody who has driven his fair share of cars in these types of events. Trott did describe the Cayman GTS as “well-balanced” and an “ideal car” for those who want to test out their skills on a race track.

It’s a good endorsement of a car that has 340 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque coming out of its 3.4-liter flat-six engine, and good handling, thanks to revised suspension components that include Porsche’s Sport Chrono package and Active Suspension Management system — both of which come standard on the car.

The result is a car that ran around the Bedford West circuit at the Autodrome about as smoothly as any sports car that participated in the How Fast event. Then again, with all the improvements Porsche made to the Cayman GTS, anything less than a smooth and quick drive around the track would’ve been a disappointment.

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Porsche Cayman And Boxster Will be Renamed To 718 Cayman And 718 Boxster

Porsche Cayman And Boxster Will be Renamed To 718 Cayman And 718 Boxster

The Porsche Boxster and Cayman are set to receive significant changes beginning with the 2016 models of both mid-engine sports cars. For starters, both the Boxster and the Cayman are scheduled to get new names. Taking a page from its traditional style of naming its vehicles, the Boxster and the Cayman will be renamed the 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman.

Porsche made the announcement in a press release, even though it didn’t exactly explain the reason behind the decision to add the historically significant “718” name to both mid-engined sports cars. Porsche purists know that the 718 designation is a reference to the ground-breaking, open-top race car that Porsche built from 1957 to 1962. The original 718 was a two-seater, 1.5-liter sports car that was adapted to compete in a number of different formulas during its years with Porsche, most notably in 1961 when it competed in Formula One and propelled driver Dan Gurney to a fourth place finish in the driver’s championship.

Neither the Boxster nor the Cayman have any historical ties to the original 718 so it’s interesting to hear why Porsche decided to dust off the name and give it to both models. Whatever rationale Porsche has, it does look more and more certain that we’re going to see the legendary 718 name back into the fold. Younger fans of Porsche may not be familiar with it, but rest assured, the historical significance attached to the name speaks to the rich and oftentimes successful history Porsche has in motorsports.

Both the 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman will be next-generation models when they make their debuts in 2016. Details have been scant at this point, but Porsche did say that the two models will be more similar than they have been in the past. That’s interesting considering both are already nearly identical to each other except for a few notable exceptions.

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2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

In 2015, Porsche launched the Cayman GT4 and started a new chapter for its entry-level sports car. Overshadowed for many years by the 911, the Cayman finally received the high-performance update it deserved, giving Porsche enthusiasts a more affordable, mid-engined alternative to the mighty 911 GT3. As soon as the Cayman GT4 arrived, rumors surfaced about a more powerful GT4 RS version, but Porsche denied it. It turns out Porsche had bigger plans for the GT4, which was being prepared to go racing.

Dubbed the GT4 Clubsport, the Cayman-based race car was unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. The mid-engined coupe will be homologated for a number of racing series around the world. In the U.S., the GT4 Clubsport will be eligible for series’ such as the Pirelli World Challenge, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, and club races run by the Porsche Club of America.

Needless to say, Porsche’s intentions with this track-prepped GT4 are more than obvious. With the 911 GT3 and its many race-spec iterations already dominating various competitions, the Germans want to up the ante in lower classes as well, where privateers have struggled to achieve success with modified versions of the Cayman S.

It remains to be seen whether the GT4 Clubsport will have what it takes to win races, but until it hits the track at full speed, let’s find out what sets it apart from its road-going sibling and what race-bred technologies it hides under the skin.

Updated 11/18/2015: The new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport made its world debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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XCAR Reviews The 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4: Video

XCAR Reviews The 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4: Video

With cars like the Porsche 911 GT3, 911 Turbo S and the Carrera GT, fans of the Cayman have felt rather neglected without a performance-based variant of the Cayman in Porche’s lineup. All of that changed with the release of the Porsche Cayman GT4. To make the GT4 what it is, Porsche used components from the 911 GT3 to make what is arguably the best Cayman to date.

In a recent video review, XCAR compared the new GT4 to the 911 GT3, and it appears they were quite happy with the GT4. Things like sport mode and the ability to dampen the noise created by the engine all make the GT4 worthy of track- and on-road performance. The GT4 uses a 3.8-liter powerplant like the 911 GT3, but it only produces 385 horsepower compared to the 911’s 475 horsepower. The GT4 hits 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds – almost a second slower than the GT3. On paper, it undoubtedly looks like the 911 is a clear winner between the two, but it’s the little things the new GT4 offers that give it an edge. Check out the video to see the full review – you’ll be happy you did.

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Porsche Cayman GT4 To Get the Club Sport Treatment

Porsche Cayman GT4 To Get the Club Sport Treatment

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is officially confirmed for production. The new sports car will make its public debut in just a month, during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, and it should put the current Cayman GT4 into the shadows.

However, don’t forget that the Porsche Cayman GT4 is a “driver’s car” and it is capable of some pretty amazing performance, while having an aggressive appearance and some internals borrowed from its larger brother, the 911. Some enthusiasts went as far as to say that this will cannibalize the 911, but true connoisseurs aren’t worried at all.

But enough with the Porsche Cayman GT4. This article isn’t about it anymore, but about the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. It may wear a similar name, but it will be such a different ride, and it will be only aimed toward track-day events and various motorsport competitions, because its future owners will not be able to drive it on public roads.

Note: Porsche Cayman GT4 pictured here.

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2016 Porsche Cayman Black Edition

2016 Porsche Cayman Black Edition

There are many aspects that make the 911 a successful sports car. The timeless design, the incredible performance, the fabulous PDK transmission, and the luxurious interior are only a few of the 911’s much appreciated features. However, Porsche also enhanced its sports car’s appeal by allowing buyers to further customize the vehicle by means of an array of features provided by Porsche Exclusive. Recently, this comprehensive catalog has become available for just about any model in Porsche current lineup, giving birth to several special-edition models, one of which is the Black Edition.

Launched earlier in 2015 for the 911 Carrera and the Boxster, the package dresses nearly every element of the exterior in black while adding a number of standard features to the vehicle’s already comprehensive list. There is a catch though. The Black Edition is only available for the entry-level 911 and Boxster, meaning you’ll have to take it Porsche Exclusive if you want a more powerful engine with the black bodywork. For 2016, Porsche has expanded the Black Edition family to also include the Cayman. Like the Boxster Black Edition, the customized Cayman will sit between the base model and the Cayman S in the lineup.

Keep reading to find out what makes the Cayman Black Edition special.

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2016 Porsche Cayman S By Porsche Exclusive

2016 Porsche Cayman S By Porsche Exclusive

Porsche Exclusive, the brand’s tried-and-tested personalization department, has been churning out some impressive programs for a handful of Stuttgart’s finest. The Cayman, in particular, has already been through the Porsche Exclusive ringer a handful of times. In 2014 alone, we saw two programs for the Cayman: the Agate Grey Metallic, and the Racing Yellow program. Now, Porsche Exclusive has released its third program for the spunky hard-top sports car. There’s no official name for it, but if we’re basing it on the dominant color finish on the car, we might as well call it the “White.”

It’s not the fanciest color finish, and I’m sure the designers at Porsche Exclusive didn’t waste too many brain cells trying to figure out a name for the program. But if you look past the lack of flair compared to the two previous Porsche Exclusive Caymans, you’ll find plenty of endearing qualities about this new program. Sure, a white color finish isn’t going to blow anybody’s socks off, but it does make the Cayman look clean and well-groomed.
Plus, the assortment of functional upgrades on the exterior and interior provides plenty of added value to the Cayman’s overall presentation.

So don’t be fooled by first glances. If you look close enough, you’ll see a lot of reasons to be excited for this new Cayman program from Porsche Exclusive.

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Porsche Boxster And Cayman Will Get Four-Cylinders Engine In 2016

Porsche Boxster And Cayman Will Get Four-Cylinders Engine In 2016

By mid-2016, Porsche will begin outfitting the Boxster and Cayman with four-cylinder engines, replacing the six-cylinder mills. The confirmation comes after years of rumors and speculation as to what Stuttgart has in store for the two iconic sports cars, with the upcoming refresh for the 2017 model year.

The news comes courtesy of Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller, who spoke with Automotive News recently about the German automaker’s plans for the new engine, saying, “First of all, we will have it in the Boxster and Cayman successor. And then we will see how it works and how successful it is and how the customers will react on that, and then we will take the next decisions.” That leaves the door open for other models in the Porsche lineup to receive the new four-cylinder.

While official details are currently hazy, we do know the pistons will be arranged in a horizontally opposed layout and will probably be boosted by a turbocharger. Expect 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engines. Output could be as high as 395 horsepower.

That would trump the Boxster Spyder’s 375 horsepower and the Cayman GT4’s 385 horsepower, both of which come from detuned versions of the naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat-sixes plucked from the 911 Carrera S. 

The last four-cylinder Porsche sold in the U.S. was two decades in the past with the 968 in 1995. The German marque currently sells four-banger versions of the Macan in British and Chinese markets.

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Porsche Trademarks GT5 Name

Porsche Trademarks GT5 Name

Porsche as thus far refused to comment on it, but we now know that the German sports car maker has been given a trademark for the GT5 name. And since there is no official word, that means we get to engage in our favorite gearhead hobby: wild speculation. This seems like it should be a pretty straightforward thing to figure out. Porsche said recently that there will be no GT version of the Panamera, or of any SUV. Moreover, Porsche has a strict brand hierarchy, and since the Boxster slots in under the Cayman and 911, a Boxster GT5 should slot in below the Cayman GT4 and 911 GT3 in the exact same way.

But it might not be that simple. The GT4 and GT3 aren’t arbitrary names; they correspond with FIA classifications for GT racing. There is no FIA GT5, so the moniker won’t correspond with anything, and therefore won’t be locked to any specific sort of car. So even though we’ve been told there won’t be a Panamera GT, there is still the possibility of a Pajun GT5. Or even, unusual as the naming structure would be for Porsche, a 918 GT5.

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2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Race Car Testing At Monza: Video

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.

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS And Cayman GT4 Star In Latest Promo: Video

Porsche 911 GT3 RS And Cayman GT4 Star In Latest Promo: Video

Already off to a great start in 2015, following the introduction of the 911 GT3 RS and the Cayman GT4, Porsche just released a short promo in order to build more hype around its new sports cars. The video begins with the two vehicles being put through their paces on a twisty road, but the footage quickly moves onto the race track, where the GT3 RS and the GT4 battle for supremacy under full throttle. In short, Porsche is simply bragging about having two new track-focused sports cars on their way to dealerships and asks viewers which one would they prefer. Make sure you watch the video above and then drop me a line about which of the two you would prefer in the comments box below.

To make things fair I’ll go first and pick the Cayman GT4. Why? It’s quite simple. As much as I love 911s in general and the GT3 in particular, I also love to row my own gears. As you’re probably aware, the GT3 RS is a PDK-exclusive machine, and that’s exactly what makes it less appealing for me. The Cayman GT4, on the other hand, is equipped with a six-speed manual that makes driving it a much more engaging experience, especially on a twisty race track. Problem is I can’t afford it just yet, so if any of you has some $90K to spare I’d be more than happy to take it off your hands.

And do you imagine that it’s coincidence that the 911 passes the
Cayman but not vice versa? Uh-huh. I think the Cayman driver just didn’t want to lose his job.

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Walter Röhrl Explains The Porsche Cayman GT4: Video

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.

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Tested On Track: Video

Porsche Cayman GT4 Tested On Track: Video

Although a more-powerful and track-ready Cayman version had been expected since Porsche started testing pre-production models in 2014, the GT4 took most people by surprise. After hardcore models like the 911 GT3 and now the 911 GT RS switched to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission exclusively, not too many enthusiasts were expecting the Cayman GT4 to come with a manual, but it did.

Not only that, but the new entry-level GT model pushes the boundaries in other ways as well, with its 3.8-liter flat-six making it more powerful than a 911 for the first time. Essentially a detuned version of the same 3.8-liter from the 911 Carrera S, the Cayman GT4’s powerplant delivers 385 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, enough to propel the model from naught to 62 mph in a reasonable 4.4 seconds using the six-speed manual gearbox.

Autocar’s Matt Prior recently had the chance to attend the GT4’s international media launch, which also included some track time on the Portimao circuit with Walter Röhrl in a lead car. The resulting review has its up and downs, with the first 2:30 minutes or so being almost incomprehensible likely because of some problems with the audio equipment. The on-circuit part is delicious to watch, but Prior’s monotonous explanations will probably make you want to mute the video. The best part is that there is virtually no music, so the flat-six howl and tire shrieks kind of make up for all the negatives.

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Porsche Denies Working On A Cayman GT4 RS

Porsche Denies Working On A Cayman GT4 RS

With some of you warming to the thought that Porsche may have already started work on an even hotter version of the Cayman GT4, I find it is my duty to inform you that a GT4 RS may be a long time coming. Andreas Preuninger, the head of GT cars at Porsche, delivered the bad news.

Speaking with Car and Driver at the Cayman GT4 international press launch, Preuninger didn’t exactly deny the viability of an even more hardcore version for the fastest Cayman, but didn’t acknowledge it either. "Look back to 1999 when we had the first GT3, and we didn’t think of an RS back then either," he said. "So I wouldn’t rule it out 100 percent. Never say never. But it’s not at the point where we have even discussed such a thing, and we have a huge number of other projects that we are considering. We have to give the right attention for every project, we can’t just say ‘let’s do it’ without considering the people we have, the resources we have. We can’t do everything, even when people tell us to."

A lighter and more powerful Cayman GT4 RS would make the car more track-focused, to the point that it would probably eat a more expensive 911 GT3 for breakfast on a circuit. Then again, this wouldn’t be the first time Porsche has built cars that cannibalize each other in sales.

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Reviewed By Chris Harris: Video

Porsche Cayman GT4 Reviewed By Chris Harris: Video

A few years ago, not many people would have guessed that Porsche would introduce a GT, high-performance model with a manual transmission. I say this because even cars like the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS are only available with a seven-speed, PDK, dual-clutch gearbox nowadays. But the 2016 Cayman GT4 is not only the most powerful production Cayman, but it’s only available with a six-speed, manual transmission and a mechanical limited-slip differential.

Chris Harris was lucky enough to get behind the driver’s seat of the Cayman GT4 on the Portimao circuit, and his video reveals exactly what you’d expect: the latest Porsche sports car is pure, unadulterated fun on wheels. The biggest difference compared to the next-best thing in the Cayman range, the GTS, is a new suspension. The front suspension has been taken straight out of the GT3 and modified to fit on the smaller Cayman, and the rear is exclusive to the GT4.

Developed specifically to be let loose on a circuit, the GT4 Cayman is equipped with a 3.8-liter, flat-six engine that delivers 385 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. These numbers translate into a 0 to 62 mph acceleration of 4.4 seconds, and a top speed of 183. Unfortunately, of the 2,500 units or so that are to be manufactured, almost all have been spoken for.

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Could Get RS Version

Porsche Cayman GT4 Could Get RS Version

It’s been only a month since Porsche launched the Cayman GT4, the most powerful and track-focused Cayman to date, and Stuttgart is already considering a more-aggressive version with an RS badge. That’s the word coming from Porsche Motorsport chief Andreas Preuninger, who said the brand would build a Cayman GT4 RS should customers ask for one.

"This is just the beginning of the era. I would be interested in doing a Cayman GT4 RS version, but at the moment we didn’t even talk about such a thing. If the customers call for something like this we could think about it," Preuninger told journalists at the Geneva Motor Show, according to Evo.

Needless to say, if customer demand is all it takes for the GT4 RS to become reality, Porsche might as well go ahead and build one. "We underestimated the success of the Cayman GT4, which shows that we were right with the concept. In England, within three days, two years of cars were sold. It happened in Sweden, it happened in Germany…everywhere," Preuninger added.

With the GT4 already a hit, it’s only a matter of time until Porsche enthusiasts will start asking for a more-powerful version. It would also make sense for the Cayman to benefit from the same lineage as the high-performance 911, which would include a range-topping RS version.

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Porsche's Head of GT Cars Talks Cayman GT4: Video

Porsche’s Head of GT Cars Talks Cayman GT4: Video

A few days ago, Porsche revealed what thousands of Cayman fans have been waiting for since the first generation reached showrooms: a thoroughbred sports version. The Porsche Cayman GT4 is in theory a smaller brother to the 911 GT3 and the mighty 911 GT2 from a few years back, but it is also in some ways the only purist driver’s model in the entire current Porsche lineup.

Unlike the latest 911 GT3, which only comes equipped with a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission, the new Cayman GT4 will be available with a six-speed manual exclusively, something which will likely bring joy to driving enthusiasts around the world. Powered by a version of the same 3.8-liter flat-six found in the 911 Carrera S, the new model delivers 385 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, more than enough to send it from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

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Porsche Cayman GTS Reviewed by Motor Trend: Video

Porsche Cayman GTS Reviewed by Motor Trend: Video

Now in its second generation, the 2015 Porsche Cayman is still the entry-level, fixed-roof model in the Porsche lineup, but that will probably never stop certain journalists from wondering if it has become a better car than its big brother, the almighty 911. With the model now also getting a speedier GTS variant, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman set out to find out if the most powerful production Cayman ever is finally posting a real threat to the base 911 Carrera, or if it is simply yet another mid-engine coupe neutered just enough to not step on its big brother’s toes. Spoiler alert - he doesn’t find anything of the kind.

Unveiled in 2014, the GTS is powered by an improved version of the 3.4-liter flat-six found in the regular Cayman S, which develops a reasonable output of 340 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Those are not exactly massive improvements compared to the 325 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque developed by the Cayman S, but any more than that and the GTS could have easily run circles around the heavier and only slightly more powerful 911 Carrera.

Despite being kept on a tighter leash than it probably deserves – at least in terms of engine power - it seems that the Cayman GTS is truly a fantastic piece of kit and a more than worthy indirect successor to the Cayman R from the first generation. Despite appearing to be fitted with the less-efficient six-speed manual instead of the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, it managed to outhandle every other Porsche that Motor Trend has ever tested on the figure-eight – minus the hardcore 911 GT3 and 911 Turbo S models, naturally. Even so, in the end there can’t really be a true answer to the question that Lieberman asks in the beginning of the review, as both the Cayman GTS and the base 911 Carrera are awesome sports cars in their own right.

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Porsche Secretly Teases the Cayman GT4: Video

Porsche Secretly Teases the Cayman GT4: Video

It’s been only 24 hours since Porsche teased the 2017 Cayman GT4 in an update for the smartphone/tablet racing game Real Racing 3, and the German manufacturer provided us with yet another glimpse of track-focused sports car. This time around, however, the teaser was cleverly "hidden" in a two-minute video showcasing how classic 911s are being restored by the experts of the Porsche Museum Workshop. The GT4 makes its subtle appearance 11 seconds into the video, as a Museum Workshop employee drives an early 911 Targa through the institution’s underground parking area. Stationed between a Boxster and a regular Cayman, the yellow GT4 appears briefly in two frames, showcasing its 911 GT3-like, fixed rear wing.

It is still unclear whether or not Porsche intended to tease the GT4 in this video, but judging by how the camera is positioned as the 911 Targa turns right while passing the semi camouflaged Boxsters and Caymans, I’d dare say it’s rather intentional.

This is our best look yet at the Cayman GT4, which appears as if it just rolled off the assembly line. It is also the first GT4 to show its rear end and wing in their full splendor, as well as the first example to sport an exterior paint different than the basic black seen on the test cars.

Although the footage isn’t very revealing, it is a strong indication that the GT4 is actually ready to hit auto show stands. The big reveal is likely to take place at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March, but the GT4 is also expected to break cover in a couple of weeks in Real Racing 3, a game that promises an "exclusive worldwide reveal" in its latest update. The announcement is accompanied by a teaser shot showing the headlamps and front end of a yellow Porsche Cayman.

Stay tuned to TopSpeed for more details and hit the play button above for a quick glimpse at the GT4’s racy rear end.

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Teased in Real Racing 3

Porsche Cayman GT4 Teased in Real Racing 3

Like most of you here, I enjoy some daily racing action on various platforms, the latest of which being EA’s Real Racing 3 for Android. Unlike most PC and console games, I find it rather easy to follow and play during the busiest of days. For those of you not familiar with the game, it features 105 cars and 12 tracks as of January 2015. New features are added by way of monthly updates, and this month’s upgrade was arguably the most surprising yet. As I opened my Nexus 7 to do a couple of laps around Laguna Seca in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, I found myself staring at EA’s newest update, which included a teaser for the upcoming 2017 Porsche Cayman GT4.

While the image itself isn’t very revealing, depicting only part of the sports car’s front end, the description that comes with it suggests Porsche will use the game to unveil the GT4, allowing Real Racing 3 to make its first-ever exclusive reveal. "Participate in the unveiling of a stunning new sports car. Take it on a global press tour, then take one home!," the update says, hinting the Cayman GT4 is already rendered for RR3, with gamers to drive it on RR3’s virtual tracks as soon as the vehicle breaks cover. The "take one home" part obviously refers to having the chance of earning a virtual version of the car for free after completing a series of in-game events.

"Exclusive Worldwide Reveal. A prestigious manufacturer is about to announce a new vehicle... Be the first to take the wheel!," the update goes on to mention, confirming the teaser showcases a global debut. Unless Porsche was secretly working on another Cayman, what we’re looking at is indeed the track-focused GT4.

Unfortunately, there is no word on when the big unveil will take place, but judging by EA’s previous updates for RR3, I expect the in-game GT4 challenge to commence sometime next month. As for the actual car, it could pop up simultaneously with the RR3 reveal, possibly at the Chicago Auto Show in a few weeks, or later at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Either way, keep it locked here for updates. Should the GT4 arrive in RR3 only at first, we’ll be back with a batch of in-game screenshots.

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