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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Profile - Large
Model
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport (982)
Years
2019 - Present
Production
Still in Production
Engine
4.0 L Nat Aspirated Flat-6
Power
414 bhp @ 7600 rpm
Torque
310 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
0 - 60 mph
4.4 seconds
Top Speed
187 mph

 (2019 – Present) Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport – Ultimate Guide

Prepared by Porsche Motorsports, the new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a track car that offers supreme performance chops. Porsche offers it in two forms: the “Trackday” model for amateur racers and the “Competition” model for national and international racing. The Cayman GT4 Clubsport features natural-fiber composite material. This is a first of any production race car ever to use natural-fiber. Porsche crafted the doors and rear wing from an organic fiber mix. The company makes this mix from a unique blend of agricultural products. This gives the composite similar characteristics to carbon fiber.

Around the back of the vehicle is the 3.8-liter flat-six engine that powers the car. It makes 425 hp, which is a boost of 40 hp from previous models. The Trackday version of the car gets non-adjustable shock absorbers; ABS, ESC, and traction control settings that are more forgiving; air conditioning; and some additional safety features. Porsche equipped the Competition model with three-stage adjustable shocks, 115-liter safety fuel tank, adjustable brake balance, integrated air-jack system, automatic fire extinguisher system, and a quick release racing steering wheel.

Both versions of the cars are available for order now and can be shipped anywhere in the world. The Trackday version starts at 134,000 Euro (about $152,000). The Competition version starts at 157,000 Euro (about $178,000).

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The Details & Story

Like with its predecessor, the car’s name is again very long and rather confusing. The official marketing names are “718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trackday version” and “718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Competition version”. Neither of them is street legal, something a “Clubsport” used to stand for in the past. The base version is called “Trackday” which used to be the synonym for club sport anyway. The 17% more expensive Competition variant is a real racer made for national and international racing events. Most of the cars will naturally be sold

While the 2016-2023 Porsche 718 is internally called as “982”, Porsche Motorsport calls the 982 GT4 racing car as “9F2”. Although the 9F2 is a bit heavier than the 981 GT4 racing car was, the newer car is significantly more powerful and that translates to 9% better power-to-weight ratio. The tyre and brake sizes remained the same as before.

The 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is the first ever production race car to feature body parts made of natural-fibre composite material. The 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.

Trackday version

  • Pre-installed mounting points for 3-piston air jack system
  • 80-litre FT3 safety fuel cell with cut-off safety valve
  • Fixed shock absorbers
  • 70 Ah lead acid battery mounted in passenger footwell, leak-proof
  • Handheld fire extinguisher

Competition version

  • 3-piston air jack system
  • 115-litre FT3 safety fuel cell with cut-off safety valve
  • 3-way shock absorbers with rebound and 2-stage compression adjustment, high and low speed
  • Lightweight 60 Ah lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery mounted in passenger footwell, leak-proof
  • Central fire extinguishing system in accordance with FIA regulations
  • CFRP steering wheel with quick release coupling
  • Brake balance adjustment via a balance bar system

 

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All cars are painted in Pure White (paint code C9A) and then wrapped upon request© Porsche
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Front tyres are 25/64-18 on 9×18″ ET28 wheels and rear tyres are 27/68-18 on 10.5×18″ ET53 wheels© Porsche
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 racing car, rear spoiler
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 racing car swan-neck rear spoiler
Swan-neck mounts of the rear spoiler allow undisturbed air flow under the spoiler. The rear spoiler is basically a reversed wing and therefore it’s lower surface adds to the aerodynamic downforce.© Porsche
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 racing car cockpit
Competition version can be told by the CFRP (carbon-fibre reinforced plastic) steering wheel© Porsche
2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Competition steering wheel
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 racing car multifunction display
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FIA Art. 277 certified welded-in roll cage© Porsche
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 racing car drifting
Drifting can look cool, but it is not racing. Drifting is more ballet than motorsport. It is rather hard to see such a waste of tyres as a mature thing.© Porsche
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2019 Nürburgring, Porsche 718 GT4
2019 Nürburgring 24 hour race CUP 3 class winning 718 GT4 (29th overall) was driven by Marc Keilwerth, Marcos Adolfo Vazquez, Rüdiger Schicht and “Montana”
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