Porsche Rolls Out a Pair of High-Power Caymans—and Its First GTS-Badged EV
The Cayman GT4 RS and RS Clubsport now sit atop the nameplate’s lineup, while the Taycan GTS brings Porsche top-line performance to its electric sedan
Porsche Rolls Out a Pair of High-Power Caymans– and Its Very first GTS-Badged EVPorsche debuted performance versions of its 718 Cayman as well as Taycan electric automobile at Los Angeles.
The Cayman GT4 RS and also GT4 RS Clubman are pure performance lorries, with even more power and much less weight.
The Taycan GTS is Porsche’s very first all-electric GTS design, readily available in sedan and also Sport Turismo body styles.
Porsche recognizes where its brot gebuttered ist, so when deciding where to introduce 2 new cars and a flashy brand-new variation of the electric Taycan, it selected the Los Angeles Vehicle Show. Porsche offers one third of its international manufacturing in the United States, and also an excellent portion of that number is demolished in Southern California.
So Angelenos got the first look at the promising brand-new 718 Cayman GT4 RS and also GT4 RS Clubsport, as well as the initial all-electric Porsche to use the GTS badge, the Taycan GTS sedan and also Sport Turismo. Let’s start with the Cayman versions.
You can enter into a Porsche 718 Cayman for “just” $60,500, according to the Porsche consumer website. That model will certainly obtain you 300 hp, a 0-60 miles per hour time of 4.9 secs, and also a top speed of 170 miles per hour. You can most definitely have a good time because auto. If you want a lot more, there were 9 different Cayman/Boxster combinations in all, peaking with the “Boxster 25 Years” at $100,000. Or, rather, we must state the line used to peak there. Since Tuesday evening in LA, there are 2 even more powerful Decks in that classification: the 718 Cayman GT4 RS and GT4 RS Clubsport.
Both get the 4.0-liter flat-six brought straight from the 911 GT3 Cup auto. “Not detuned,” claimed Frank Walliser, vice head of state of Porsche’s 911 as well as 718 version lines, throughout the introduction. The GT4 RS makes 493 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque, causing a weight-to-power ratio of 6.55, which is nearing supercar region.
To that is mated a PDK transmission, “Our quickest-shifting transmission,” Walliser stated. And it’s all put into a lighter, stiffer body. Thanks to a carbon fiber hood, front fenders, and back wing, along with an exhaust made of light-weight steel as well as magnesium wheels, the GT4 RS considers just 3120 pounds. All that integrates for a Nürburgring lap time of simply 7:09, which is 23 seconds quicker than the 718 GT4– impressive for a street-legal auto.
“A street-legal race auto,” Walliser claimed.
If that still isn’t enough, consider obtaining the GT4 RS Clubsport, which isn’t street legal. It’s based upon the GT4 RS but it features a welded-in roll cage, Recaro competing seat, six-point harness, FIA conventional fire extinguisher, and built-in air jack system for quicker rest stop. The Clubsport also obtains an FT3 gas cell that holds 30.4 gallons, as well as two exhaust systems.
Thanks to maximized air intake, the 911 GT3 engine in the Clubsport peaks at 500 hp, 75 more than the engine in the previous Clubsport. The Clubsport’s two-way flexible shocks as well as adjustable antiroll bars raise taking care of. Porsche Security Monitoring is tuned specifically for track use.
The Clubsport is suitable for various auto racing series around the world, but in the States you can anticipate to see it in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and also the SRO GT4 America as well as GT America in the 2022 season.
Cost for the GT4 RS is $143,700, and the Clubsport is $229,000.
Off the track, yet still in the efficiency realm, is the new Taycan GTS Car and Sporting Activity Turismo. The sedan is just what it seems like, 4 doors and a trunk, while Sporting activity Turismo is an elegant term for a fancy wagon. Both are all-electric. These comprise Porsche’s initial all-electric GTS offerings, with “more performance, dexterity, and also dynamics,” according to Porsche Executive Board Participant for R&D, Michael Steiner.
“No matter the kind of motive power, the GTS version of any kind of Porsche is the ideal mix of performance and also luxury, without sacrificing daily use,” Porsche said.
Both models share the very same permanent magnet front motor but the larger electric motor from the Turbo in back. This arrangement results in a total power output of 590 hp, which puts them between the Taycan four with 462 hp and the Taycan Turbo with 670. Excellent firm.
While the typical flexible air suspension with Smart Lift as well as Porsche Energetic Suspension Administration, torque vectoring, and also sporting activity chrono plan are carried over from the top-model Taycan, Porsche says the calibration as well as adjusting are all certain to the GTS. There are specific GTS badging and also indoor modifications, as well.
The sedan is $132,750 and also the Sporting activity Turismo is $134,650. Shipments will start in spring 2022.
The LA Car Show open up to the general public on Friday November 19 and runs through Sunday Nov. 28. Tickets are just $20.
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