|The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport which world premiered at the LA Auto Show is a purposefully sports car created for recreational and club racing activities.|
The 385 hp mid-engine racer for motorsport aficionados, which is not meant for the road, is based on the successful street-legal Cayman GT4 sports car. Just like its exceptionally race-worthy production sibling, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine, positioned directly behind the driver’s seat. The racing version exclusively features a modified six-speed Porsche double clutch transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel and a mechanical rear-axle locking differential specifically for racing.
The lightweight strut front axle is taken from its big 911 GT3 Cup brother, which is campaigned in Porsche’s 20 one-make championships around the world. Working at the rear is an enhanced lightweight strut suspension with transverse arms adopted from the 911 GT3 Cup. The impressive racing brake system incorporates 380-millimeter steel brake discs, all round.
Fitted at the front are one-piece, six-piston aluminium fixed callipers, with a four-piston equivalent at the rear. The anti-lock brake system can be adjusted in twelve stages. At the same time, the ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and electro-mechanical steering play crucial roles when it comes to taking it hard on the track.
Tipping the scales at just 1,300 kilograms, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, delivered ex-works with a welded-in safety cage, a racing bucket seat as well as a six-point harness, is truly lightweight. The basic version is equipped with a 90-litef standard tank, with an optional 70-liter or 100-liter FT3 safety tank available. Mounted at the front axle are 18-inch five-bolt forged rims with Michelin tyres (25/64R18), with 18-inch five-bolt forged rims at the rear with 27/68R18 tyre sizes.
The new Cayman GT4 Clubsport, valid from 111,000 Euros, are available direct from Porsche Motorsport, based in Weissach. For 2016, homologation is planned for race series such as the VLN Long Distance Championship Nürburgring, GT4 series, Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, and for club races run by the Porsche Club of America, as well as for other club-level meetings around the world.