Porsche Cars Canada Ltd.

Porsche Cars Canada Ltd.

February 04, 2015 00:01 ET

The Benchmark in Its Class: The Porsche Cayman GT4

New member of the GT family at Porsche

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2015) -

Editors Note: Two photos for this release will be available on the Canadian Press picture wire via Marketwired.

The Cayman GT4 is the newest member of the Porsche GT family. This 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 Nürburgring 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 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. It is powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six engine with 385 hp, which is derived from the 911 Carrera S engine. Its 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 car's NEDC fuel consumption is 10.3 l/100 km. 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 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. Upon request, the Cayman GT4 can be equipped even more comprehensively for sporty use. Options include the PCCB ceramic brake system, seat shells made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) as well as a custom Sport Chrono Package with the Track Precision app (not available in North America).

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.

Technical aspects of the new GT sports car especially in the field of chassis and brake system are based on the 911 GT3. As a mid-engine sports car and a prime example of driving dynamics in its class - it follows the conceptual tradition of such cars as the 904 GTS, 911 GT1, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder. GT sports cars from Porsche embody the most passionate connection possible between everyday driving and the race track and thereby the sporty core of the brand: Intelligent Performance. Four out of five drivers of Porsche sports cars with this classification also use them on the race track.

The 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.

Please note: Photographs for downloading are available to accredited journalists from the Porsche press database at the Internet address https://presse.porsche.de

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