The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is getting an RS variant for the first time, which is all set to make its global debut next month. But before that, it had to take a detour to set the obligatory 20.8 km Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap time, which is 7:09.300 minutes. The near-production prototype of the Cayman GT4 RS gobbled up the shorter 20.6 km lap in 7:04.511 minutes—23.6 seconds faster than the regular Cayman GT4.
Behind the wheel was brand ambassador and development driver Jörg Bergmeister. “It feels as nimble as a go-kart on mountain roads, yet is impressively stable and well-balanced on the racetrack. Otherwise, such a lap time wouldn’t even be possible,” said Bergmeister. “The GT4 RS is one of the sharpest cars Porsche has ever developed. And you really have to experience the breathtaking noise it makes for yourself,” added Bergmeister who has devoted more than 500 hours to the Cayman GT4 RS development.
The record car ran on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres which will be a factory option. A racing seat for the driver was another addition. “During development, we gave the 718 Cayman GT4 RS everything that characterizes a genuine RS: lightweight construction, more downforce, more power and, of course, an even higher level of responsiveness and feedback to driver inputs,” said Andreas Preuninger, Director of the GT division. “The fantastic lap time of the Nordschleife is an impressive proof of how clearly noticeable these improvements in driving dynamics are. Our customers can look forward to a pure driver’s car that makes a thrilling driving experience an absolute priority,” added Preuninger.
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