German premium automaker Porsche has decided that motor racing fans can be found in the greenish California as well and decided to officially introduce the track-oriented Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
The circuit-only usable sports car has been designed with track enthusiasts that have not clocked too many miles on the “vibers” and takes the Cayman GT4 to a whole new level – one that needs homologation for a number of different series such as the VLN Long Distance Championship Nürburgring, the SRO GT4 series, the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, the Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada as well as the range of club races devised by the Porsche Club of America. With racing circuits in mind, the German engineers took the 911 GT3 Cup’s strut front axle and rear strut suspension and mated it to the Cayman chassis. The GT4 Clubsport also comes with a 12-stage adjustable anti-lock braking system and a modified ESC that can handle racing slicks. The race-spec braking system with six-piston aluminum front calipers, four-piston rear calipers and 380mm steel brake discs goes well in terms of safety with the standard roll cage, racing seat with six-point harness. Exterior appearance is rounded by the 18-inch forged wheels with Michelin tires.
Power comes from the 3.8-liter flat-six engine that packs a punch with 380 bhp (385 PS / 283 kW), mated to a tuned dual-clutch transmission that transfers all the grunt to the asphalt using a racing-spec mechanical locking rear differential. The car was presented in the United States but order books have already been opened at home in Germany, where pricing starts from 11,000 euros (excluding VAT).