2015 Porsche Cayman GT4: Newest Member Of The GT Family
The 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 will bow at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show and will sell in Canada starting at $96,500.
The 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 is the first time Porsche is introducing a GT sports car based on the Cayman with components of the 911 GT3.
A lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nurburgring confirms the Cayman GT4 as the new benchmark of its market segment. It also makes a clear statement that Porsche will continue to promote hardcore two-door sports cars in the future – sports cars that are developed at the Motorsport department in Weissach.
The 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 celebrates its world premiere in early March at the Geneva International Motor Show. It will arrive at Canadian dealers in the third quarter of 2015 with pricing starting from $96,500.
The engine, chassis, brakes, and aerodynamic design of the Cayman GT4 are configured for maximum driving dynamics; yet the top model still retains the versatility and everyday utility that are typical of the two-seat Porsche coupe.
A 3.8-litre flat-six engine with 385 hp, which is derived from the 911 Carrera S engine, powers it. Power is always transmitted by a six-speed manual gearbox with dynamic gearbox mounts. The Cayman GT4 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds; its top speed is 295 km/h.
The chassis – which features a 30 mm lower body position and generously sized brakes – consists nearly entirely of components from the 911 GT3.
On its exterior, the 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 is clearly differentiated from related mid-engine coupes. Three distinctive inlet openings at the front and a large fixed rear wing are part of an aerodynamic package which is systematically designed for downforce.
The interior of the Cayman GT4 is designed so that the driver and front passenger can experience maximum driving enjoyment. Both occupy sport seats upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara, which offer very good lateral support.
The new GT4 sport steering wheel guarantees ideal control and direct steering feedback due to its compact dimensions.