Spring rates and damping system calibration follow the principles of the 911 GT3 RS (991 II). New shock-absorber technology and more rigid springs in conjunction with typical motorsport helper springs are used at both the front and rear. The result: a race track chassis delivering excellent cornering dynamics, spontaneous steering and thus higher cornering speeds.
The electronic adjustment of the shock absorber system actively and continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. PASM has two settings: sporty/comfortable and sporty/firm.
PSM is an automatic control system for maintaining stability at the limits of dynamic driving performance. The systems can be completely switched off in two stages. For intentionally sporty handling on the race track.
In short: PTV improves the driving dynamics. In detail: the integrated mechanical rear differential lock enables higher traction and lateral dynamics as well as significantly improved vehicle stability during load changes in corners and when changing lanes.
The highly adjustable front diffuser improves the vehicle's aerodynamic balance and is designed for minimum air resistance to achieve maximum speed. In non-road-approved performance setting for race track use, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS achieves considerably more downforce compared to the 718 Cayman GT4, optimizing the vehicle's stability, especially in fast corners. In short: the 'form follows function' principle at its very best.
Persistently defying headwinds: the front hood made of extremely light carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). The NACA ducts improve brake cooling – and make it clear to everyone that this is a sports car in its purest form.
The upper openings in the carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) fenders, the so-called louvers, optimize the wheel arch ventilation, as does the redesigned front spoiler lip with side blades that allow the flow of air from all sides. The result: a reduction in excess pressure in the wheel arch and thus more downforce.
Extremely eye-catching: the fixed rear wing made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). Thanks to the swan-neck connection from above, air flows over the entire surface of the underside of the wing, without any interference. It can also be set manually for race track use. The result: reduced loss of downforce and improved traction.
The cockpit stands for total driver orientation, accessibility, directly readable information, excellent functionality, optimal ergonomics and a focus on what really matters. Materials and details in the interior of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS, such as non-slip Race-Tex, interior trim in matte carbon fiber and door opening loops, are derived directly from motorsport. The airbox has been moved to the interior, ensuring visual and acoustic proximity to the engine.
Steering wheel rim, the top of the PDK gear selector (including gaiter) and door grab handles of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS are covered with Race-Tex. The interior trim on the dashboard and center console are made of matte carbon fiber, highlighting its race track character.
No embellishments, no frills. Instead: door opening loops like in motorsport. And simple storage nets in the doors. However, we allowed ourselves one adornment: contrasting colors, Arctic Grey – or, depending on the specification, – Deep Sea Blue – for the door opening loops and deviated stitching.
Connecting you to your Porsche and your Porsche to the world – Porsche Connect. It adds numerous services and the My Porsche app to the existing range of digital functions of your 718 Cayman GT4 RS. Navigate to your destinations in the best way possible, synchronize personal contacts and addresses and use your calendar directly in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM). Porsche Connect is your smart co-pilot for everyday life, ensuring a unique sports car experience. Before, during and after the journey.
The six-piston aluminum monobloc fixed brake calipers at the front, four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed brake calipers at the rear, all finished in red, and cast-iron and aluminum composite brake discs with an extremely large diameter of 408mm at the front and 380mm at the rear helps to ensure rapid braking – even under high loads, thanks to newly developed brake cooling.
A unique, race track-optimized combination of motorsport-tested chassis components. The lightweight spring-strut axles follow the design principle of the 911 GT3 RS (991 II). Rigid springs in combination with motorsport-typical helper springs and specific wheel mounts helps to ensure excellent traction and stability. Ball joints enable extremely precise wheel control. The height, camber, toe angle and anti-roll bars can be adjusted individually for the race track.
To ensure even greater performance, anything that was unnecessary has been removed. Or replaced by lighter materials: the hood, front fenders, side air intakes, rear fenders, decorative trims and full bucket seats are made from lightweight, durable carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). While the rear windshield is made of lightweight glass and also saves weight.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Max. power||493 hp|
|Max. power at rpm||8,400 rpm|
|Max. engine speed||9,000 rpm|
|Max. torque||331 lb-ft|
|Max. torque at rpm||6,250 rpm|
|Top track speed||196 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||3.2 s|
|1/4 mile with Sport Chrono Package||11.3 s|
|Width w/ mirrors folded||71.7 in|
|Turning circle diameter||37.4 ft|
|Curb weight||3,227 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)||3,904 lb|
|Maximum load||677 lb|
|Front luggage compartment volume||4.4 ft³|
|Rear luggage compartment volume||4.8 ft³|
|Fuel tank||16.9 gal|
|Full-size airbags for driver and passenger|
|Porsche Side Impact Protection (POSIP), comprising side impact protection elements in the doors, thorax airbag integrated into the side bolster of each front seat and head airbag for driver and passenger in each door panel|
|Remote central locking with engine immobilizer|