Porsche has launched its new flagship of the 718 family – the 718 Cayman GT4 RS.
The Stuttgart manufacturer unveiled the new model, one of five additions to the Porsche range, at the LA Auto Show. The new model is fitted with the same 4.0-litre flat-six engine that currently sits in the 911 GT3.
Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, said:
“California has been a kind of second home for Porsche for many decades. In 2018, we introduced the current generation of the 911 in Los Angeles. Now we are presenting the high-performance version of our mid-engined coupé – the 718 GT4 RS.”
The vehicle is intended to be the ultimate version of the much-loved Porsche Cayman before the range goes fully electric in the not-too-distant future.
Porsche has reported that the new 718 GT4 Cayman GT4 RS has ‘outpaced its sibling, the 718 Cayman GT4, by more than 23 seconds’ with a time of 7:04.511 on the 20.6 km version of the Nürburgring Nordschliefe in the hands of Brand ambassador and development driver Jörg Bergmeister.
The new 718 GT4 RS is fitted with a 500ps (493bhp) naturally aspirated 4.0-litre six-cylinder boxer engine with a maximum torque of 450 Nm.
Deliveries are expected to start in December, the same time as the Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport makes its premiere in LA. The Clubsport is expected to be seen in multiple national and international racing series in 2022.