Taking the Streets with the New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Become stronger, faster and more sustainable on the racetrack this year with Porsche and their newest update with the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport featuring natural-fibre body parts.
Three years after the premiere of the first Cayman GT4 Clubsport, Porsche is bringing out its successor, the new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport to new heights for race enthusiast everywhere. The new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport represents a consequent further development of the successful model made by Weissach.
The near-standard mid-engine racer will now come in two ex-work versions for the first time ever: the “Trackday” model for the ambitious amateur racing drivers and the “Competition” variant for national and international motor racing.
When developing the new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, the focus was put in both improving drivability and faster lap times and also on sustainable use of raw materials. This is the first ever production race car to feature body parts made of natural-fibre composite material.
The driver and co-driver doors and the rear wing are made of an organic fibre mix, which are sourced primarily from agricultural by-products such as flax or hemp fibres and feature similar properties to carbon fibre in terms of weight and stiffness.
The power within the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a 3.8-litre flat-six engine producing 313 kW (425 hp), increasing the performance to 40-hp from its predecessor. The power is transferred to the rear wheels via a Porsche dual-clutch gearbox with six gears and mechanical rear axle differential lock.
The basic “Trackday” version is aimed for amateur drivers who want to take part in private track and clubsport events without major effort and outlay. For this vehicle, the model features a fixed shock absorber setup. The ABS, ESC and traction control assistance systems ensure forgiving handling at the limit and can be deactivated. Also delivered ex-works is the air-conditioning system, a rescue hatch in the roof, a handheld fire-extinguisher and an 80-litre FT3 safety fuel cell.
As for the “Competition” version, the model features a raft detail relevant for racing. The shock absorbers can be adjusted in three stages. The safety fuel tank with a capacity of 115 litres is suitable for long-distance events. Thanks to a brake balance system, the balance bias can be infinitely adjusted between the front and rear axle. An integrated air jack system guarantees fast pit stops. The quick-release racing steering wheel adopted from the 911 GT3 R ensures a range of adjustment options for the individual needs of the drivers. An automatic fire extinguishing system adds another safety feature for the racetrack.
Become a new person and take the streets to the next level with the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport that will let anyone, from amateurs to professionals, feel the road in a different way. Delivery for the newer models will begin in February 2019. Contact a Porsche dealer today to find out more.