Porsche 718 (982) GT4 racing carOfficial photos: 2019 January 2
Premiere: 2019 January 2, Daytona, USA
Market launch: 2019 February
Technical specification and comparison
|2019 718 Cayman GT4 racing-version||982||3.8B6||313 kW||313 lb-ft 425 Nm||PDK 6-speed||1320 kg 2910 lb||108 W/lb 237 W/kg|
|2016 Cayman GT4 racing-version||981||3.8B6||283 kW||309 lb-ft 420 Nm||PDK 6-speed||1300 kg 2866 lb||99 W/lb 218 W/kg|
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 in the Competition trim as for a track day you typically want a street legal car. Many track day organizers demand a street legal car.
|Trackday version||Competition version|
|Pre-installed mounting points for 3-piston air jack system||3-piston air jack system|
|80-litre FT3 safety fuel cell with cut-off safety valve||115-litre FT3 safety fuel cell with cut-off safety valve|
|Fixed shock absorbers||3-way shock absorbers with rebound and 2-stage compression adjustment, high and low speed|
|70 Ah lead acid battery mounted in passenger footwell, leak-proof||Lightweight 60 Ah lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery mounted in passenger footwell, leak-proof|
|Handheld fire extinguisher||Central fire extinguishing system in accordance with FIA regulations|
|CFRP steering wheel with quick release coupling|
|Brake balance adjustment via a balance bar system|
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.
Article © James Herne / Stuttcars.com
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