First Look: 2022 Porsche Cayman GT4 RS

This son-of-Boxster has been tuned to supercar levels of performance, though it has a price tag to match

LOS ANGELES, The golden state– Porsche’s 718 just got meaner. Much meaner. With 493 steeds screaming out of its naturally-aspirated Boxer six at 9,000 rpm, the brand-new GT4 RS is anything yet tame. With those 4.0 litres powering just 1,415 kilograms– for a weight-to-power ratio of 2.83 kilos per horse power– it’s anything however slow. And, with a price of $166,600, this supreme of 718s is anything however affordable.

Yet, with a main Nurburgring time of 7:04.511– a massive 23.6 secs quicker than the non-RS version of the GT4– that small fortune obtains you a 718 that approach supercar-mean. Seriously, not so long earlier, Ferrari’s fire-breathing 488 GTB couldn’t get within spitting range of seven-minutes-flat ’round the well known Nordschliefe.

So just how does this son-of-Boxster get to have fun with the similarity Ferrari and Lamborghini?

Well, the first thing to be improved was the power, the RS flaunting 80 equines more than the routine GT4 thanks to the upgrade to what is, for all intents as well as purposes, the 992 GT3 version of the naturally-aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six. Torque is additionally up some 15 pound-feet to 332 lb.-ft.

Meanwhile, brand-new fresh air consumption behind the B-pillar placed the chauffeur’s ears right in the stream of air hurrying to be (internally) combusted. Whether this new force-feeding program really ups the RS’s power result or just sounds like it does most likely doesn’t matter as long as they look and also appear, well, suggest.

Whatever its result, keep in mind that insinuation to supercar efficiency I made? Well, exactly how around this: Full throttle for the new GT4 RS is rated at 315 kilometres an hour, as well as Porsche says it scoots to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds. Not so long earlier, those were 911 Turbo times.

When it comes to maximizing that hair transplanted 4.0-litre giant, carbon-fibre bodywork proliferates, reducing weight (by some 35 kg) as well as decreasing the center of gravity. The rear wing is taken care of and derived from the company’s 911 RSR GT racer and, in mix with the RS’ 30-millimetre reduction in trip elevation (compared with a typical 718), the new GT4 is rather glued to the roadway. With the enhancement of variable diffusers and also other wind resistant aids, the RS creates 25 per cent much more downforce than the routine– and currently fine-handling– GT4.

As well as if $166,600 doesn’t buy you enough exclusivity, Porsche is more than ready to aid you lighten your purse a lot more, using a Weissach plan that includes titanium tailpipes and also a carbon-weaved airbox cover and also outside mirrors, and also some genuine Race-Tex product for the control panel. You can also opt for 20-inch wheels made of lighter-than-thou magnesium, simply in case you intend to have the only $200,000-plus 718 around. If you’ve obtained an RRSP needing depleting, look to take distribution in summertime of 2022.