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Is a Porsche Cayman GT4 on the way?
A race-bred Cayman has long been rumoured, and a camouflaged version of the car with a large rear wing has frequently been spotted traversing the Nürburgring. But this is our first major clue that a production version is on the way. And soon.
The clue comes courtesy of an owner of multiple Porsches, who posted on Instagram details of a claimed phone call from his trusted dealer, who, he says, confirmed the Cayman GT4 will be launched in February next year, with cars arriving in the summer.
The GT4, according to our source, will be built alongside the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS at Porsche’s Weissach facility, with its development overseen by GT3-wizard (not his official job title) Andreas Preuninger.
Fine news, as is the assertion it will offer both manual and PDK paddleshift gearboxes. A pleasant surprise, if true, and not something that can be said for either GT3.
A potential engine hasn’t been confirmed, but with ‘380-400bhp’ mentioned, a flat-six of either 3.4 or 3.8 litres in size would seem all but certain. Given how capably the Cayman GTS (pictured) handles its 335bhp, that would mean even the GT4 was being kept on its leash a little. Even so, the 911 Carrera S should be worried.
A GT4 badge would of course come with plenty of weight-saving measures to aid performance, while a Clubsport pack – which on the GT3 adds a roll cage and harness-ready bucket seats – could be optional, and the box to tick if you’re taking your GT4 on track.
Needless to say, none of this is official yet. “We don’t comment on future models before their release”, a Porsche spokesman told us.