The Porsche Cayman GT4 is a car designed for the Porsche purists, hearkening back to the brand’s motorsports heritage. Though the car produces only 385 horsepower by way of a naturally aspirated flat six, it’s no secret that the new Cayman GT4 is a force to be reckoned with on the track.
The above video shows the new Cayman GT4 lapping the Nürburgring, and the results are a little faster than we had anticipated. The GT4 laps the ‘Ring in a mere 7:40, which is a time comparable to a few of its 911 cousins and even the Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
The Cayman GT4 sparked discontent from Porsche aficionados, due to the German manufacturer’s decision to only avail the car with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, instead of the company’s six-speed manual; Porsche made a similar decision with the 911 GT4. The Cayman GT4 goes on sale in July, beginning at a price of just over $85,000.
The current generation Cayman will likely be one of the last to employ the flat six engine, with Porsche set to unveil future generation Caymans and Boxsters with a new line of flat four engines. Most future models of the Porsche line will likely also be turbocharged as well, owing to the company’s drive to make its models more efficient. Porsche has already announced they will standardize turbocharging across the entire 911 model range, with the exception of only the GT4 label; such will probably be true for the Cayman line as well.