2016 Porsche Cayman GT4

Specifications

Configuration: Longitudinal Mid-Engine

Engine: 3.8L Naturally Aspirated flat-6

Horsepower: 385 @ 7400 RPM

Torque: 309 lb/ft. @ 4750 RPM

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

0-60: 4.2 seconds

Cooling: water-cooled

Curb Weight: 2955 lbs

Porsche reentered the mid-engine market in the mid-1990s with the Boxster roadster, but it was not until the Frankfurt Motor Show in the fall of 2005 that Porsche debuted a proper, track-ready hardtop version. When the Cayman found its way into the hands of skilled drivers, it proved well worth the wait.

The Cayman and Boxster were revamped for the 2012 model year with a new platform, more power, and an available reworked seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. In 2015, Porsche wowed enthusiasts with the Cayman GT4. Tucked behind the passenger compartment was a version of the 3.8-liter flat-six from the 911 Carrera S. A lowered suspension, upgraded brakes cribbed from the 911 GT3, and enhanced aerodynamics made it a true track star. The Cayman GT4 was only available with a six-speed manual transmission.

Did you know?
The GT4 made headlines when Walter Röhrl lapped Germany’s Nürburgring in 8 minutes, 11 seconds – four seconds faster than his time in a contemporary 911 Carrera.

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