Stuttgart.  Porsche has added a new sports car for recreational and club racing to its fleet:  The Cayman GT4 Clubsport celebrated its world premiere today at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  The 385 hp (283 kW) mid-engine racer for motorsport newcomers, which is not road homologated, is based on the successful street-legal Cayman GT4 sports car.   Sales of the racing car start with the unveiling at the trade show.

Cayman GT4 Clubsport 2015 LA debut: GT4 Clubsport LA debut high left-rear angle. Credit: Porsche AG
Credit: Porsche AG

Cayman GT4 Clubsport 2015 LA debut:  Shades of the 911 GT3 Cup

Just like its exceptionally race-worthy production sibling, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine, positioned directly behind the driver’s seat.  The racing version exclusively features a modified six-speed Porsche double clutch transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel and a mechanical rear-axle locking differential specifically for racing.

Cayman GT4 Clubsport 2015 LA debut: GT4 Clubsport LA debut left-front corner. Credit: Porsche AG
Credit: Porsche AG

The lightweight strut front axle is taken from its big brother, the 911 GT3 Cup, which is campaigned in Porsche’s 20 one-make championships around the world.  Working at the rear is an enhanced lightweight strut suspension with transverse arms adopted from the 911 GT3 Cup.  The impressively dimensioned racing brake system features 380-millimeter steel brake discs all round.  Fitted at the front are one-piece, six-piston aluminum fixed calipers, with a four-piston equivalent at the rear.  The anti-lock brake system can be adjusted in twelve stages.  The Electronic Stability Program has been expanded for slicks.  The power steering is operated electro-mechanically.

Cayman GT4 Clubsport 2015 LA debut: GT4-Clubsport-LA-debut-passengerr-interior. Credit: Porsche AG
Credit: Porsche AG

Tipping the scales at just 2,866 pounds, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, delivered ex-works with a welded-in safety cage, a racing bucket seat as well as a six-point harness, is truly lightweight.  The basic version is equipped with a 24-gallon standard tank, with an optional 19-gallon or 26.5-gallon FT3 safety tank available.  Mounted at the front axle are 18-inch five-bolt forged rims with Michelin tires (25/64-18), with 18-inch five-bolt forged rims at the rear with 27/68-18 tire dimensions.

Cayman GT4 Clubsport 2015 LA debut: GT4 Clubsport LA debut driver interioR. Credit: Porsche AG
Credit: Porsche AG

The new Cayman GT4 Clubsport, which is available from $118,440 USD plus country-specific VAT, can be ordered immediately from Porsche Motorsport in Weissach.  For 2016, homologation is planned for race series such as the VLN Long Distance Championship Nürburgring, the SRO GT4 series, the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, the Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada and for club races run by the Porsche Club of America, as well as for other club-level meetings around the world.

 

Source: Kind courtesy of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft