This is the new Porsche Cayman GT4, a potent Ford Mustang Rival sports car that’s been setup with a larger engine from the 911 Carrera S and given a manual gearbox.
Inside the new Cayman GT4, typical Porsche GT performance is united with the great agility and cornering dynamics of a proven mid-engine concept.
The six cylinder engine is equipped with direct fuel injection (DFI), Vario-Cam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication. These are supplemented by a variable intake manifold with switchable resonance valve for a healthy supply of air. From its capacity of 3.8 litres, it delivers an imperious 283 kW (385 hp) at 7,400 rpm. Maximum torque of 420 Nm is available in the range from 4,750 to 6,000 rpm.
When combined with a low weight-to-power ratio of 4.7 kg/kW (3.5 kg/hp), this leads to a veritable explosion of power. And a sprint to 62 mph that takes just 4.4 seconds. Top speed is TBA mph.
Porsche have also included their latest safety technology on the GT4 called the Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
PSM maintains stability, even at the limits of dynamic driving performance. In addition to the anti-lock braking system (ABS), this system also includes electronic stability control (ESC) and traction control (TC). Sensors continuously monitor the direction, speed, yaw velocity and lateral acceleration of the car.
Using this information, PSM is able to calculate the actual direction of travel at any given moment. If the car begins to over-steer or understeer, PSM applies selective braking on individual wheels. What’s special about PSM in the new Cayman GT4? The sporty setup works in tandem with extremely sensitive and precise control interventions. In addition, the systems can be completely deactivated in two stages.
Porsche had the following to say when they officially introduced the car: “The new Cayman GT4 is the long-awaited step beyond the boundary. The step over to the other side of the frontier – onto the racetrack. It’s our tribute to all the motorsport enthusiasts and performance motivators. To all those who really do mean business. To all the victories of tomorrow, to all the personal bests still to be achieved”.
“For this reason, we’ve given it everything it needs – not just to survive on the racetrack, but to blow it away. More downforce, More traction, More capacity, More thrust and More power. More than any Cayman has ever had before. That’s what makes it the Cayman GT4: the super GT with the distinctive mid-engine layout”.