- the 718 cayman gt4 rs clubsport is the cayman gt4 rs’s race-ready sibling.
- power comes courtesy of a 500-hp version of the 4.0-liter flat-six engine from the 911 gt3 cup racer.
- plan on spending $229,000 (before taxes) for the clubsport before factoring in other competition-related costs.
need more proof the new porsche 718 cayman gt4 rs is essentially a race car for the street? then look no further than the porsche 718 cayman gt4 rs clubsport, the race-ready variant of the 718 cayman gt4 rs.
like its street-legal counterpart, the gt4 rs clubsport cribs its 4.0-liter flat-six engine from the 911 gt3—specifically, the 911 gt3 cup race car. in the mid-engine 718 cayman gt4 rs clubsport, the six-pot belts out a mighty 500 horsepower at a hair-raising 8300 rpm (porsche notes the engine spins to 9000 revs) and 343 pound-feet of torque at 6000 rpm. pushing that grunt to the ground is porsche's seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the sole gearbox the brand offers in this clubsport.
additionally, the race-spec clubsport includes race-ready bits such as two-way adjustable shock absorbers and adjustable anti-roll bars. the car’s ride height, toe, and camber are also adjustable, as is its giant swan neck rear wing.
other track-oriented features of the gt4 rs clubsport include the likes of a trio of available spring rates for the front and rear axles, massive 15.0-inch front rotors (that are kept cool by way of the car’s naca hood vents), and a track-specific stability control program. inside, porsche fits the 718 cayman gt4 rs clubsport with a welded-in roll cage, recaro racing seat and six-point harness, and a fire extinguisher. there’s also a built-in air-jack setup, as well as enough space for a 30.4-gallon fuel cell.
racing isn't cheap, and neither is the porsche 718 cayman gt4 rs clubsport. it rings in at $229,000 before taxes, not to mention the competition-related costs. those looking to save some scratch may ultimately decide the street-legal $143,050 porsche 718 cayman gt4 rs is the better cayman for their personal and financial needs. sure, the cayman gt4 rs is not a real race car, but its clubsport kin proves the roadgoing model is the street version of one.