Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport revealed – but there’s a catch

Porsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportPorsche has revealed a 385hp race-ready Cayman GT4 Clubsport at the LA Auto Show 2015 – and for those keen to race it in the 2016 season, the firm will start taking orders for it immediately.

There’s just one problem for those thinking it could take the Cayman GT4 it’s based upon to even greater highs: it’s only for the racetrack and is not road-homologated…

Which is a bit of a pity as it sounds amazing. It has a race-spec PDK transmission with steering wheel shifters (the road car is famously manual only), a mechanical LSD and a lightweight front axle taken straight from the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

The rear suspension also uses 911 GT3 Cup bits, there are 380mm steel discs all round and six-pot aluminium fixed front calipers. Want adjustable ABS? You’re in luck: the Cayman GT4 Clubsport offers you a choice of 12 settings.

The stability control system has also been tuned for slick tyres: they’re 18-inch rims all round and use Michelin tyres.

Overall, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport weighs 1,300kg – and that’s complete with a welded-in roll cage, racing bucket seat and six-point harness. Oh, and a 90-litre fuel tank: Porsche will also fit either a 70-lite or 100-litre FT3 safety tank, if you wish.

Price of the stunning-sounding Cayman GT4 Clubsport? €111,000 plus taxes: reckon on around £95,000 in the UK. Which, yes, is a lot for a Cayman. And may be why Porsche isn’t making a road-going version after all.

That won’t stop us lobbying for one, though.

Where can you race the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport?

Porsche is planning to homologate it for race series including:

  • VLN Long Distance Championship Nürburgring
  • SRO GT4 series
  • Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA
  • Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada
  • Club races run by Porsche Club of America
  • Other global club-level meetings