Porsche's New Cayman GT4 Rally Car Sounds Amazing
Porsche Motorsport has built a Cayman GT4 Clubsport rally car concept, which it’s displaying and demonstrating at the WRC Rallye Deutschland later this month.
In a tweet sent out yesterday, Porsche Motorsport said it will collect feedback from the rallying world on its new Cayman GT4 Clubsport and then decide if a “similar car based on a future model could be developed.” If the feedback is positive, the car “will be made later in the year.”
The Cayman GT4-based rally racer has extra-bright rally lights, a large roof-mounted air intake, rally wheels and tires, a rollcage and other necessities for racing such as bucket seats, a tow strap and an underbody skid plate. Full technical specifications aren’t yet available, but the car uses the same 385 hp flat-six as the road-going Cayman GT4.
If the program takes off, the car will race in the FIA’s R GT category for production-based GT cars. The R GT class runs five different tarmac rally races and is currently dominated by the Fiat 124 rally car. There are also two 993 Porsche 911 GT3s racing in the class currently.
Let’s hope the rallying world responds positively to the Cayman GT4 Clubsport rally car and we get to see it race Fiat in the FIA’s R GT category in 2019. For now, you can watch it testing in Germany in the hands of the talented Romain Dumas in the video embedded below.
Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.
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