Inching Closer to Perfection
Porsche 981 Cayman Model Guides (2013 - 2016)
The Cayman S benefitted from the same engine and running gear as Porsche's latest 3.4-litre version of the 911 while the base Cayman a 2.7-litre engine. The Cayman GTS was introduced in 2014 and it got a slightly more powerful engine, a new body kit, new 20-inch Carrera S wheels, new Bi-Xenon headlights, and a new sports exhaust system. In 2015, the ultimate track oriented version of the Cayman was launched and it was an instant hit. The Cayman GT4 had a revised and a slightly de-tuned version of the 3.8-litre flat-six engine from the 911 (991) Carrera S. The GT4 was available only with a 6 speed manual transmission and weighed 1,340 kg, and had a number of track-focused options and hardware changes.
Porsche Cayman 981 Special Models
On 6 October 2015, Porsche announced a racing version of the Cayman GT4 called the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. As opposed to the road going Cayman GT4, the Clubsport version is fitted with Porsche's PDK double clutch transmission. For testing purposes Porsche Motorsport built a few tarmac rally cars based on the Cayman 981 GT4 racing version. The Cayman rally car was the course car for the WRC (World Rally Championship) 2018 ADAC Rallye Deutschland. The FIA R-GT Cup was contested on tarmac rounds of the ERC and WRC, like the German WRC event.
Porsche Cayman 981 Specs & Performance Summary
The biggest difference we see in the 981 is that the Cayman engine displacement has been reduced from 2.9 liters back down to 2.7 liters (like it was in 2007). The new smaller Cayman engine actually makes 10 horsepower more than the big brother it has replaced. The Cayman S engine displacement is unchanged at 3.4 liters and power is up slightly. Performance increases across the board as you can see in the below numbers.
Porsche 981 Cayman Pictures, Galleries & Videos
Watch our curated Cayman 981 videos and galleries. We have everything from the early reviews to in-depth comparisons and journalists spanking the Cayman GT4 for all it is worth. This is a great way to spend a few hours.
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