The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is a magnificent vehicle, but one can't help but wonder what it would be like with the 911 GT3 engine. It was assumed that Porsche would never build this vehicle in order to preserve the 911's position at the summit of the hierarchy. However, you are aware of the adage regarding assumptions. This 2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is powered by the same six-cylinder engine that generates 9,000 revolutions per minute.
The 718 Cayman GT4 RS engine produces 493 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque, which is less than the 911 GT3's 502 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque, but it is not detuned. Preunigner explains that lengthier exhaust pipes are responsible for the slight decrease. The only significant distinction between the GT4 RS and GT3 engines is the intake due to mid-engine vehicle packaging requirements. In addition to the air intakes behind the doors, the Cayman's rear quarter windows have been replaced with carbon fiber air intakes. The upper intakes are routed through the interior and into a massive airbox located in the parcel shelf location of the standard Cayman. According to credible sources, this vehicle's interior will be excessively noisy.
The GT4 RS weighs approximately 50 pounds less than a GT4 equipped with a PDK, coming in at 3,227 pounds. The hood and front fenders are made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic, whereas the rear window is made of light-weight glass. Changes to the interior, such as a reduction in soundproofing, streamlined door panels with draw straps in lieu of door handles, and lighter carpeting, also contribute to a reduction in weight. If you desire the lightest possible GT4 RS, you must select for the Weissach Pack, which includes exposed carbon fiber bonnet, mirrors, intakes, wing, swan necks, and exhaust tips. The Weissach Package comes standard with forged wheels, while the depicted forged magnesium wheels are available as an enhancement.
The GT4 RS is the ultimate manifestation of what a Cayman can be in every tangible way. In other words, this vehicle never feels as if it is holding back or muting its most insane experience in order to accommodate your daily driving requirements. Porsche spared no expense to make this Cayman a true firecracker.