Track-Only Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Brings the Heat

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport has made its world premiere at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show.

Originally announced in October, the German automaker brought an example of the Cayman GT4 Clubsport to Los Angeles in full livery. Based on the Cayman GT4, the Clubsport is a track-only version sporting 385 horsepower thanks to a 3.8-liter flat-six engine. For the race version, the powerplant is paired to a Porsche double clutch transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel and a mechanical rear-axle locking differential.

The hardcore racer also borrows components from the big 911 GT3 Cup brother, including the lightweight suspension strut front-axle system. The Cayman GT4 Clubsport tips the scales at 2,866 pounds and comes straight from the factory with a welded-in safety cage, a racing bucket seat as well as six-point harness.

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For next year, Porsche is planning to have the Cayman GT4 Clubsport compete in numerous series including the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the Porsche Club of America, the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, the Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, the Pirelli World Challenge and other club-level meetings around the world.

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