Porsche has taken the wraps off its third-generation Cayman GT4 race car, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport, Tuesday evening at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The mid-engined sports car is based on the recently revealed 718 Cayman GT4 RS road car.
Powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine taken directly from the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, the RS Clubsport delivers 500 horsepower, 75 hp more than the previous-gen model.
A new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission replaces the GT4 Clubsport’s six-speed version, with all gears featuring shorter ratios.
The homologated 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport is track-ready from the factory and can be used in SRO racing series around the world without further modifications, and is expected to debut in 2022.
The price of the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport is $229,000 and will be sold and distributed through Porsche Motorsport North America in the U.S.
“We thrive on competition and will always push for improvements,” said Volker Holzmeyer, President and CEO of Porsche Motorsport North America.
“This is what our customer teams expect of us and what we demand of ourselves at Porsche.
“Acting on their feedback, we’ve made the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport more capable than ever. It’s quicker, even more rewarding and confidence-inspiring to drive – exactly what drivers competing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and SRO series need to be successful.”
Porsche has sold nearly 1,000 units total of the first two generations of the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, which was first introduced in 2017 for SRO-GT4 specification.
“The GT4 Clubsport has a special place in my heart,” Holzmeyer added. “As I’ve been deeply involved with the car from the start, ever since it first began development.
Therefore, it’s also a personal ambition for me to continuously improve it, to make it better and better.”