A month ago, Porsche showed the 718 Cayman GT4 RS sports car, boasting about its achievements at the Nurburgring, but then almost all the technical details remained behind the scenes. Now, on the eve of a full-fledged public premiere of the coupe at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the manufacturer has filled in the gaps in our knowledge of the new product.
As expected, the most extreme “Cayman” got a four-liter aspirated from the 911 GT3 / 911 GT3 Cup, capable of spinning up to 9000 rpm. In this case, it is deformed to 500 hp. and 449 Nm, while the increase relative to the “normal” Cayman GT4 was 80 hp. and 19 Nm. The engine can only be combined with a seven-speed robot.
Compared to the Cayman GT4 without the RS suffix in the name, the acceleration time to 60 mph is reduced by half a second – to 3.2 seconds, and the top speed has increased from 301 to 315 km / h. In addition to the increase in power, this was facilitated by a weight reduced by 22 kg: the sports car received a number of body panels made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, a lightweight rear window, fabric hinges instead of door handles.
The 718 Cayman GT4 RS fixed wing is inspired by the 911 RSR racing and the 911 GT3 road and track. Combined with other new body kits, an aerodynamically optimized underbody and a 30mm lower ground clearance, it generates 25% more downforce than the GT4. The suspension of the sports car with retuned dampers and other springs is now even more track-oriented.
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For a fee, a Weissach package will be offered, including carbon fiber body parts and titanium exhaust tips. In addition, Porsche Design has prepared a special chronograph especially for customers.
Along with the civilian car, which has already been priced at $ 141,700 in the US, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport racing car will debut at the Los Angeles show. We will tell you about it separately.
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