The most significant change is the 4.0 litre six-cylinder boxer engine. This high-revving powerplant has been taken directly from the 911 GT3 Cup race car and develops 500 PS in the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport – 75 PS more than the previous GT4 Clubsport model. In addition to many upgraded details, the focus in developing the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport was on further improving overall performance. The standard 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) fitted to the car now uses all seven forward gears, rather than six. Read More
Porsche heats up the Cayman line further with the GT4 RS track-oriented model. It borrows the 4.0-liter flat-six from the brilliant 911 GT3, tuned here for 493 hp, and adds suspension revisions and aerodynamics aimed at improving lap times.
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Current Porsche 718 Cayman Lineup
The 718 Cayman was introduced in April 2016, and premiered at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The 718 featured two new horizontally-opposed flat-4 turbocharged engines at 2.0-litre (Boxster/Cayman) and 2.5-litre (Boxster S/Cayman S) displacement with increased torque and horsepower with lower fuel consumption. The S model turbocharger utilizes Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) technology. The 718 T models were released for the 2020 model year as more sport-oriented versions of the base 718 models. Later in October 2017, the GTS models were announced with their 2.5-litre engines rated at 360 hp. Since 2020, the GTS 4.0 model has been offered for both 718 models. The new model features the 4.0-litre flat-6 from the Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder, however de-tuned to 394 hp.
The 718 GTS initially used a 361bhp version of the same engine, but - in a surprise but welcome U-turn - Porsche has once again given it flat-six power. The new 718 GTS 4.0 gets a 394bhp version of the Cayman GT4's engine as well as enjoying a bit of an options list haul and looking a bit meaner and more assertive, too.
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