Porsche is set to expand the Cayman 718 lineup beyond the already hot GT4. The German automaker gives the GT4 the RS treatment. This should mean that the agile sports car will get even more power on the tap. How many, then? A recent Car and Driver survey says the GT4 RS is coming in with nearly 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts). That’s a substantial improvement over the stock GT4’s 414 horsepower (309 kW).
The study by Car and Driver doesn’t say how Porsche can improve the performance of the GT4. However, the report states that the RS engine would have the same displacement of 4.0 liters as that of the GT4 pump. Rumors say a revised version of the same 4.0-liter engine will be used for the GT4 RS which makes sense. We have no idea of which gearboxes are to be available.
Our spy photos caught out and around numerous GT4 RS prototype cars and it looks very much like the GT4. The car with a large rear wing shown in early spy images, but recent test cars seem to skip the part. Instead of using the same piece seen on the current vehicle.
Further opportunities available for improved ventilation and other modified external parts to help in aerodynamics and cooling.
Porsche 718 Spy images for Cayman GT4 RS
One thing that shouldn’t modify a lot is the suspension parts of the vehicle. The GT4 also heavily borrows from the 911 GT3. Car and Driver claim Porsche should make the suspension stiffer and smoother if there are any improvements, two items that will greatly improve driving stability and handling of the vehicle.
We have no idea when the hotter 718 Cayman GT4 RS will unveil by Porsche. Car and Driver’s report predicts the modified GT4 may launch late 2021 or early 2022; however, the coronavirus pandemic may change that timeframe. It could also come with a price tag of around $130,000.