The Porsche 718 GT4 RS is the fastest Cayman of all time

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS, the top model of the 718 series, is probably Porsche’s last sports car with a centrally mounted internal combustion engine.

The GT4 RS is equipped with a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter boxer engine with a round 500 hp and 449 Nm of torque and spins up to 9,000 rpm. This means that it is only slightly weakened compared to the 510 hp on the larger 911 GT3, while representing a significant increase over the 420 hp and 420 Nm that the Cayman GT4 has.


Unlike the GT4 which is also available with a manual transmission, the GT4 RS is exclusively paired with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission that has shorter gears. However, the driver can still change gears manually via the gear lever.


An additional 80 hp combined with an improved transmission and lower weight, has a noticeable impact on performance. As a result, the Cayman GT4 RS accelerates from 0-100 km / h in just 3.2 seconds, which corresponds to a time of 911 GT3. Top speed has also been increased to 315 km / h.


As you would expect, the tuning suspension adjustment is track-focused, with revised shock absorbers, springs and stabilizers. Ball bearings connect the suspension to the body while the car is 30 mm lower than the standard 718 Cayman.


Visually, the 718 GT4 RS is quite different from the regular GT4 thanks to the massive rear wing with a swan door design inspired by the 911 RSR and 911 GT3. It also gets several RS-specific air intakes that replace the rear windows, which in combination with the revised side intakes improve cooling for a more powerful engine.


For even less weight, there is an optional Weissach package that includes carbon fiber parts (front cover, intake manifolds, air filter housing cover, mirror covers, rear wing), titanium exhaust pipes, Race-Tex instrument panel covers and optional magnesium wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires.

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