Meet the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport rally car. It just debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new sports car is the perfect vehicle for ‘recreational and club racing'. The mid-engined racer is based on the successful street-legal Cayman GT4. But that isn't the only thing they share in common. The racing sibling is powered by the same engine, namely the 3.8-litre flat-six unit, which is positioned behind the driver's seat.
Nonetheless the transmission had to be changed a little be to be in accordance with the new racing spirit of the car. Here we have a modified six-speed Porsche double clutch with shift paddles on the steering wheel and a mechanical rear-axle locking differential.
Furthermore, we have lightweight strut on the front and rear axle, which has been borrowed from the 911 GT3 Cup. Brakes are also sporty and come on all four corners. They measure the impressively 380-millimetre and are made of steel. At the front however are fitted one-piece, six-piston aluminium fixed callipers, while the rear got four-piston equivalent. There is also anti-lock brake system, which can be adjusted in twelve stages.
Appropriately for racing, the Electronic Stability Programme has been expanded for slicks, while the power steering here is operated electro-mechanically. Other facts speak also of racing characteristics. The weight is definitely one of them, because the Porsche tips the scales at 1,300 kilograms. Other features with the same purpose include welded-in safety cage, a racing bucket seat and six-point harness.
The alloys are also captivating: at the front we see 18-inch five-bolt forged rims with Michelin tyres, while the rear has 18-inch five-bolt forged rims with bigger tires.
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is priced at 111,000 euro and the sales are currently starting with the show.