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    Porsche Announces Cayman GT4

      What happens when you mix a Porsche Cayman with bits from a 911 GT3? The Cayman GT4.

    For a number of years, there has been debates of which Porsche is the better one; the 911 or the Cayman. During these debates, the point comes up that Porsche would not make the Cayman as good as it should because of the fear that it would overshadow the 911. Well expect these debates to become more lively and frequent as Porsche has announced the Cayman GT4.

    The Cayman GT4 features a number of aerodynamic improvements such as a deep front bumper with three large air dams and a splitter, a large fixed rear wing, and a wide air diffuser. A set of unique alloy wheels help differentiate the GT4 from other Cayman models.

    Power comes from the 3.8L flat-six from the 911 Carrera S which produces 385 horsepower. Paired with a six-speed manual, the GT4 can hit 60 MPH in 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 183 MPH. Other mechanical changes for the Cayman GT4 include a lowered suspension, larger brakes, and chassis components from the 911.

    Porsche will provide more information when the Cayman GT4 debuts at the Geneva Motor Show next month. As for when the Cayman GT4 will go on sale, Porsche says that it will be available July with a starting price of $85,595 (includes a $995 destination charge).

    Source: Porsche

    Press Release is on Page 2

    The Benchmark in its Class: the Porsche Cayman GT4

    Atlanta. Porsche’s GT family is proud to announce the addition of an exciting new member: the Cayman GT4. This is the first Porsche GT sports car based on the Cayman and features components of the 911 GT3. Clocking a lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring, the Cayman GT4 earns the same lap time as the 2011 911 GT3 and positions itself as the new benchmark atop its market segment. The Cayman GT4 clearly demonstrates Porsche’s dedication and passion to continue to promote truly industry-leading 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 while retaining the versatility and everyday utility that are typical of the two-seater Porsche coupe. Powered by a 385 hp 3.8-liter flat-six engine derived from the 911 Carrera S engine, the Cayman GT4 transmits its power solely through a six-speed manual transmission with dynamic gearbox mounts. Zero to 60 mph is accomplished in 4.2 seconds; its top track speed is 183 mph. The chassis – which features a 30 mm lower ride height and a generously sized brake system – consists almost entirely of components from the 911 GT3.

    Ready for the race track: The first Porsche Cayman with added downforce at both axles

    The exterior of the Cayman GT4 highlights it as a member of the Porsche GT family and provides a clear distinction to related mid-engine coupes. Three pronounced 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 performance capabilities of Cayman GT4 can be taken even further. Available options include the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system, full bucket seats made of carbon fiber composite, and a custom Sport Chrono Package featuring a Track Precision app.

    The interior of the Cayman GT4 focuses on maximizing the experience of unfiltered driving enjoyment for both driver and passenger. Standard sport seats, which are upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara®, offer excellent lateral support. The new Cayman GT4 sport steering wheel guarantees ideal control and direct steering feedback due to its compact dimensions.

    Technical aspects of this new GT sports car 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 engineered by Porsche embody the most passionate connection possible between everyday driving and Porsche’s competition heritage and highlight the sporty core of the brand: Intelligent Performance.

    The Porsche Cayman GT4 celebrates its world premiere in early March at the Geneva International Motor Show. This vehicle will arrive at U.S. dealers in July 2015. The starting MSRP for the Cayman GT4 is $84,600. MSRP does not include a destination charge of $995.

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    That car is something else! In my opinion, I'd rather have that than paying even more for a Lamborghini or Ferrari. I really love the Porsche Caymen though. I'd simply install a body kit and be good to go!

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    It's a nice ride, but I would really enjoy something refreshing from Porsche. This is a refurbished version of many of their existing models. I know brands have their own particular style, but that doesn't mean they are restricted to just putting some edge on an old car.

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    I think Porsche did a great job with this model. It looks great, the power is enough for it's price range and I'm sure that it has a great handling too as any other Porsche. The price might be high, but it's a Porsche and they deliver quality and fiability as always. But, in my opinion, the greatest disadvantage of this car is it's main rival, the Corvette Stingray. I can't decide which one looks better, but I think Corvette delivers a lot more things for their requested price than Porsche. 

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