Written by Daniel Rizkalla, Sales Executive - Porsche Brand Ambassador
The first edition of the GT4 was released in 2015(2016 Model Year) and took the sports car world by storm. The engineering pioneers of Porsche were able to pack a naturally aspirated, 3.8 litre flat 6 into a mid-engine platform and it was indeed magnificent with its whopping 385HP. This specific variation of the Cayman had an abundance of torque while revving all the way up to 7800RPM. To further enhance its appeal to driving enthusiast, it was the only GT vehicle that you could get in a manual transmission at the time. That being said, on June 17th 2019 - Porsche announced the brand new 718 Cayman GT4 and its only getting better and better!
The 718 GT4 is now equipped with a new 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine that pumps an astonishing 415HP! But that’s only the beginning, along with the new engine there have also been significant upgrades to the front axle, chassis mounts and dampening system have been taken from the GT3. These upgrades have created an even more engaging driving experience. Its stiffer, sharper, more balance and most definitely MUCH FASTER! In addition to the performance upgrades from the engine and suspension set-up, Porsche have also placed an emphasis on improving the aerodynamics of the GT4. The mid-engine platform is most definitely a very balanced vehicle when it comes to cornering but figuring out to keep the back end glued to the road can be challenging. Yet again, the engineers at Porsche AG were able to design a new rear-diffuser, a new rear wing that delivers an unbelievable 50% more downforce than the previous generation. At top speed, the GT4 generates 268 pounds of downforce.
I recently went on a test-drive with a client who previously owner a 991.2 911 GTS and we took a 2016 GT4 for a test-drive and he said it best with the following statement: “wow, this thing feels like it is on rails!”. The balance along with the engagement of using the manual transmission truly give drivers an experience that surpasses their expectations. This specific Porsche is truly an expression of driving in one of its purists’ forms with its 3 pedals, bucket seats and an exhaust note unlike any other!
Date Posted: July 18, 2019