‘Rebels race harder’. That’s the promise delivered by the new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, launched in 2019. This latest racing Porsche delivers a lightweight, perfectly-balanced and truly addictive performance racer.
But is it more addictive than the original Clubsport? It’s easy to forget how revolutionary this track-only version of the Cayman was: for years, Porsche’s racing version of the iconic 911 delivered class-leading fun for both experienced racers and gentlemen drivers alike.
More Power, Greater Responsibility
Three years after the original Cayman Clubsport started ripping up the race ways and tracks across the globe, Porsche has once again upped the ante. The racer from Weissach now comes in Trackday and Competition variants for amateur and professional drivers and delivers focus on speed and sustainability.
Body parts are made from an organic composite sourced from agricultural by-products yet offers the familiar strength and stiffness of carbon fibre. Powered by a 3.8 litre flat-six with 424 bhp, the new Cayman is a little more powerful than its forebear – there’s an extra 40 bhp from that sweet-sounding engine and it runs a PDK 6-speed transmission for improved driveability.
Serious track addicts will love the sheer speed of the updated Clubsport and the drive is truly forgiving, even if you stomp on the gas like a gorilla. With its thoroughbred power train and fade-resistant brakes, this is a sensational supercar.
From street to supercar
When the Cayman debuted in 2006, Porsche made it clear that it would have no role in its racing programme. Then it received a roll cage and a serious racing seat.
The first iteration of Porsche’s first non-911 based track car featured a 3.8 liter dry-sump flat-six which generated 385bhp and 310 lb-ft of torque through its 6-speed PDK automatic transmission. The new 718 doesn’t offer a massive difference in terms of flat out performance. Porsche then stripped out every unnecessary component to create an automobile with a racing weight of just 2,866 lbs bone dry. Top speed on the original GT4 was pegged at 183mph with the 718 model offering 188mph. Whichever variant you choose, you’ll possess a hugely accomplished track toy that’s designed to guarantee maximum pleasure wheel to wheel.
Own your own classic
If the original 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR makes your heart beat faster, check out the Paddock. Racing Edge is currently selling a superb Manthey-Racing remastered Clubsport with the volume turned up to 11.
Boasting that beautiful beast of a 3.8 liter flat-six, you can enjoy that natural roar in person when you take the wheel at your next track day. Brake pads and fluids have all had an upgrade and the engine was brand new in 2018. One of the buzz points of this stunning car is the removable steering wheel, a rarity on Cayman Clubsports.
With only 421 units of the original Cayman Clubsport sold prior to its recent reinvention, this is your chance to own a piece of automotive history and experience firsthand why this supercar is the experts’ choice.