The phrase ‘race car for the road’ is more than mere marketing puff when it comes to the Cayman GT4.
When the Panamera was updated, for example, Porsche dragged its Le Mans-contending 919 around the streets of London in the wee hours saying that the two were blood brothers.
With this, it didn’t need to bother attempting to highlight the racing pedigree, nor does it need to do much marketing because you won’t find a bad word about it in any review, anywhere.
Compare the GT4 and the ClubSport car that races in championships such as British GT and you’ll notice just how close they are, from the road car’s 420bhp 4-litre and the racer’s 425bhp 3.8-litre flat-sixes to their 310 and 313lb ft of torque.
The GT4 is just 100kg heavier, too, at 1420kg. Carbon-ceramic brakes aren’t allowed in the competition, but Porsche will add them to your road car for £5597, and with the ClubSport upgrade package (as here) you’ll also get a fire extinguisher and surprisingly comfortable bucket seats with HANS compatibility.
Getting in and out is a task, but what did you expect? And you’ll be climbing in as much as possible.