Western publications have published photos of two test prototypes of the high-performance Porsche Cayman GT4 RS. Both cars, which received very little visible camouflage, were spotted at the Nürburgring.
The engineers of the German brand cover the outer edges of the front fascia, the tops of the front fenders and wrap the end plates of the wing of the prototypes with a special black tape. We suspect the swan-neck fender pads may be smaller on the production car because there is still a lot of foreign material left on them.
It’s worth noting that these photos show two slightly different variants of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS. The one with the LB license plate has black center-locking wheels and a different front splitter lip.
The BB version has a softer exterior, including five-eyelet wheels.
The GT4 RS ostensibly uses a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six with 500 horsepower. Gearbox details are not yet available, but it is possible that the new model uses a six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed PDK transmission from the latest 911 GT3.
Other performance improvements will include brake and suspension improvements to make the GT4 RS better on the track, which is what this model is really meant to do. A larger wing would certainly improve downforce.
We’ve been seeing the 718 Cayman GT4 RS tested since September 2019 – almost two years now and it looks like the car’s official debut can’t be too far off. Rumor has it that the RS base price will be around $ 130,000, with sales starting later this year.