The new 718 Cayman GT4 is the perfect sports car for those who like to push the limits. For those who would rather ask ‘why not?’ than ‘why?’. For those who take fun seriously and who would rather sit in a sports seat than a leather armchair.
The new 718 Cayman GT4
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The vehicle centre of gravity: low. The distance to the road: minimal. The new 718 Cayman GT4 is in close contact with everything that is important to it. Platinum-coloured 20-inch alloy wheels, which almost completely fill the wheel arches, ensure optimum contact. The wide track, in conjunction with the sports tyres, improves both the traction and the cornering performance.
The rear is dominated by the fixed, now single-piece wing with integrated sideblades and supports in aluminium. Its race track origins are unmistakable, it provides downforce on the rear axle and correspondingly high traction – not just when cornering. Simultaneously, it ensures clarity and tells all optimists who want to overtake the new 718 Cayman GT4: forget it.
Sporty end towards the tarmac: the new rear apron. The two black tailpipes of the sports exhaust system are positioned clearly further apart, creating space for the new diffuser. No visual frills, just super sports car technology which produces very fast air flow at the rear underbody and therefore even stronger negative pressure or 40% more downforce on the rear axle than the previous model.
The rest is silence. At least among the rivals of the new 718 Cayman GT4.
Looks good. Feels good. Sporty streamlined purism, customary Porsche high ergonomics. Everything actually quite rational. Until the engine starts and makes the hairs on your arms stand on end.
Immediately the centre of attention: the instrument cluster with three round instruments and a central rev counter, on which the yellow needle skyrockets, typical of the 718. The dial face in a titanium finish is marked with a ‘GT4’ logo.
The GT-specific sports steering wheel has top centre marking and black spokes including inlays. Alcantara® on the steering wheel rim and also on the gear lever ensures good grip. In addition, the material proven in motorsport is used for the door pulls in the door panels, the lid of the centre console storage compartment as well as A-pillars and the roof lining.
The decorative stitching, on the armrests in the doors and the seats, among other places, are upholstered in silver colour. As are the ‘GT4’ logos on the headrests and the door pull loops. The dashboard trim strips and the centre console in brushed aluminium highlight the sporty character of the new 718 Cayman GT4. The brushed aluminium interior package is also optionally available in GT-specific Anthracite
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control centre for audio and communication. The latest generation features a high-resolution 7? touchscreen display which can be used to control many of the vehicle functions. On the move, you can enjoy your favourite music via the CD/DVD drive, SD cards, the USB connection or from your iPhone®, for example. Or you can simply listen to the radio.
The new 718 Cayman GT4 shows maximum performance, not only when sprinting from 0 to 100 or more, but also when slowing back down to 0. This is provided by six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers at the front and fourpiston units at the rear with red finish. For greater inherent stability and faster response when applying and releasing the brake, even under extreme loads. The composite brake discs at the front and the rear have a diameter of 380mm and are cross-drilled and internally vented – powerful braking even in adverse weather conditions.
The brakes also have efficient ventilation and cooling for high stability. This is ensured by distinctive cooling channels, as well as brake air spoilers and air guide.
So that you always know what’s coming towards you, the new 718 Cayman GT4 is fitted with Bi-Xenon main headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights as standard. Bi-Xenon main headlights in black including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and LED main headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) are optionally available.