Porsche Unveils New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport
3 years after the premiere of the first Cayman GT4 Clubsport, Porsche now unveils its successor. For the first time, the near-standard mid-engine racer comes in two versions: Trackday for amateur racing drivers and Competition for national and international motor racing.
In developing the new car the focus was put on the sustainable use of raw materials. The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is the first ever production race car to feature body parts made of natural-fiber composite material.
The doors and rear wing are made of an organic fiber mix sourced from agricultural by-products (flax or hemp fibers) with similar properties to carbon fiber in terms of weight and stiffness.
The 718 GT4 Clubsport has a 3.8-liter 425-hp flat-six engine that represents a 40-hp increase in performance compared to the predecessor. It combines rear-wheel drive and Porsche’s 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, plus a mechanical rear axle differential lock.
The vehicle got a lightweight spring-strut front suspension and an impressive racing brake system with steel brake discs.
The basis “Trackday” version features a fixed shock absorber setup, ABS, ESC and traction control assistance systems which can be deactivated, an air-conditioning system, a rescue hatch in the roof, a handheld fire-extinguisher and an 80-liter FT3 safety fuel cell. It costs €134,000 plus country-specific VAT.
The “Competition” model features a raft of details relevant for racing: adjustable shock absorbers, a 115-liter safety fuel tank for long-distance events, a brake balance system, an integrated air jack system, a quick-release racing steering, an automatic fire extinguishing system. This version is priced at €157,000 plus country-specific VAT.
Teams and drivers can order both versions to be delivered around the world from February, 2019.