Flacht. Birthplace and home of Porsche race cars, located at the southern end of the Porsche Development Center in Weissach. Here, we continuously develop, test and improve our vehicles – for the one tenth of a second that can make all the difference on the race track. The engine of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS also originates from here. The low center of gravity of the mid-mounted engine that is characteristic of the 718 models guarantees dynamic cornering and outstanding performance.
An engine with a high-speed concept, directly derived from the 911 GT3 R and 911 RSR: with a maximum output of 493 hp at 8,400rpm and a maximum torque of 331 lb-ft at 6,250rpm, the centrally positioned 4.0-liter six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine is by far the most powerful in the 718 model range.
Technical highlight, visual treat and acoustic delight: the black plastic airbox with a silver 'GT4 RS' logo and newly developed air filter, which has been moved to the interior. It not only makes sure that the engine is optimally supplied with fresh air – it also provides a thoroughbred sound. With the Weissach Package, the airbox is finished in visible carbon fiber-weave finish.
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.
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.
The aerodynamic concept of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS has been further refined compared to the 718 Cayman GT4 and the overall concept adapted to its enormous achievements: performance, aerodynamics, chassis and, of course, design. This is particularly evident on the fixed rear wing with swan-neck connection and on the rear diffuser. And not only provides downforce and high traction – but also a razor-sharp track tool look.
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.
The full bucket seats made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) with carbon fiber-weave finish provide especially good lateral support at minimal weight. The seat centers are made of black, perforated Race-Tex in Arctic Grey or Deep Sea Blue. The 'GT4 RS' logo is embroidered on the headrests as standard; in conjunction with the Weissach Package, the corresponding logo featuring a stylized Weissach track outline.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is upgraded to include the Chrono Package and performance display, enabling you to view, store and evaluate recorded lap times. In this way, you can display the current lap time and distance, as well as the number of laps completed. Another eye-catching feature: the analog chrono watch on the dashboard upper section.
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.
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.
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 (with summer tires)||196 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||3.2 s|
|1/4 mile with Sport Chrono Package||11.3 s|
|Approach / departure angle (steel suspension)||6.4 - 10.6 °|
|Ramp break-over angle (steel suspension)||10.3 °|
|Max. ground clearance (steel suspension)||4.0 in|
|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|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimates not yet available.|