Porsche 718 GT4 racing car

Date of unveil by Porsche AG: January 2, 2019
Premiere: January 2, 2019, Daytona, USA
Market launch: February 2019

2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 racing car
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Technical specification and comparison

Model Gen. Engine Power Torque Gearbox Weight Power-to-weight ratio
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 982 GT4 is a bit heavier than the 981 GT4 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.

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Front tyres are 25/64-18 on 9x18" ET28 wheels and rear tyres are 27/68-18 on 10.5x18" ET53 wheels © Porsche
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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
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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 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, AWA Racing
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, Bodymotion Racing
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, Nolasport Racing
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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"© Porsche

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