Porsche has unveiled the new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, two weeks after revealing 718 T. Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport features 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine which generates 419hp and 425Nm of torque. The engine is mated with six-speed PDK transmission which features a reinforced dual mass flywheel and an electronic control unit which has been optimized for racing. Interestingly, Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is the first model to use natural fiber composite materials on doors and rear wing. These materials are sourced from agricultural by-products such as flax or hemp fibers. Porsche says that these components have similar weight and stiffness properties of carbon fiber.
Because of these weight saving measures, Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport weighs just 2910lbs. To achieve this amazing feat, interior has been stripped off with non-essential components. The cabin features safety cage and single racing seat with a six-point harness. Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport was designed to improve driveability and faster lap time. Thus, lightweight spring-strut front suspension can be found from 911 GT3 Cup. There is also a mechanical locking rear differential and a racing braking system which has 15 inch steel discs at each wheels.
Two variants of Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport will be made available. “Trackday” variant is the entry level model and is priced from €134,000 before VAT. It will target amateur level drivers and 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport comprises of fixed shock absorbers, an air conditioning system, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. Additional noticeable features include a roof-mounted rescue hatch, a handheld fire-extinguisher and 21.1 gallon fuel cell. More experienced and track-focused driver can opt for “Competition” variant which is priced from €157,000. Buyers will also get automatic fire extinguishing system, a quick-release steering wheel and a larger 30.3 gallon (115 liter) fuel tank. Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is available for order and deliveries will begin from February.
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