Porsche will build a 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport which will enter competition early this year…
Porsche confirmed in December 2018 that a new Cayman GT4 Clubsport would be revealed in early January. At the time of writing little was officially known about the new GT4 Clubsport other than the fact it will be based upon the 718 Cayman. The new car’s front hood, doors and rear wing will be made from natural-fibre composite, making it the first Porsche with sustainable panels. The new car is slated to make its race debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona on 26th January 2019.
Without doubt a road-going 718 GT4 will follow the racing variant in due course. It is slightly unusual for Porsche to release a racing version of a new model in advance of its road-going counterpart, however we understand that this is part of a wider plan by Porsche to create a greater racing pedigree for the Cayman – a move designed to bring the entry-level GT car further into line with the 911 which enjoys unrivalled competition heritage. We first spotted the 718 GT4 in testing during the summer at historic Monza (pictured). Visit our website in January for full official details of the new car: www.gtpurelyporsche.com
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