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 |  Aug 04 2014, 7:12 AM

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You probably hear about cars with “go-kart-like” handling pretty frequently and Porsche is out to prove its Cayman GTS fits the bill.

A new video from the German automaker shows off the Cayman GTS and its handling capabilities as the new sports car rips it up on a go-kart track in northern Italy. The 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS will feature a 3.4-liter six-cylinder boxer engine with 340 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque and will be offered with either a six-speed manual transmission or the company’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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Standard on the new Porsche Cayman GTS will be the automaker’s Sport Chrono package. According to Porsche, the Cayman GTS with the PDK will accelerate to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, but there’s more to the car than straight line acceleration.

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  • smartacus

    If any one German company could use a go-cart track for marketing purposes, it’s the smart brand. Get a Brabus fortwo going and don’t forget to showcase its tight turning radius in the hairpins.

  • http://dbcooper.livejournal.com P.F. Bruns

    Bad idea. The smart fortwo’s turning radius of 28.7 feet is actually worse than the late Scion iQ’s. What’s more, the whole point of putting the Cayman on a go-kart track is that you wouldn’t expect it to succeed there.

    If you wanted to showcase how good the Brabus fortwo allegedly is, you’d have to put it someplace nobody would expect it to succeed: anywhere else except a go-kart track.

  • smartacus

    How about the next fortwo coming out? They say it takes back the title of narrowest turning radius

  • http://dbcooper.livejournal.com P.F. Bruns

    They mainly say that because they know that there won’t be a replacement for the iQ.