The 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 has been presented at Geneva Auto Show. When you think about sports cars, one of the first brands that pop in your head is most definitely Porsche. German manufacturer is known for their great line up of sports cars, that are dream cars of anyone who loves fast cars.
Cayman is one of their best selling models, although it is not the most popular. Even those who love the classic Porsche 911, have fell in love with the great looks, handling and the interior of its younger brother. Now, Porsche have decided to make things more interesting – they have announced 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4.
It was spotted a few months ago on the famous Nurburgring, while testing. Although the car was really covered, Porsche enthusiasts from all over the world did not have a problem identifying the Cayman GT4. Cayman was introduced more than ten years ago, and some experts feel that it has never been able to impress experts and buyers, always shadowed by the 911. This was the case with GT versions also, however, this time is going to be different. According to the reports, German manufacturer will release a much more powerful 2016 Cayman GT4 than ever before. They do not think it will be competitor to their 911 GT3, but more of a car in a class of its own.
2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Design
When you take a first look, you can be sure that this is Cayman, however, small details and changes on the outside, which are easy to spot, reveal that this is a special Cayman. The 2016 Porsche Cayman will have a really large spoiler in the back, providing more grip for rear tires, at higher speeds. Other changes include new side skirts, new headlights, taillights and black five spoke alloy wheels. The 2016 Porsche Cayman looks like it belongs on the track and not on the open road. Large rims and large spoiler in the back really make it look aggressive, even when it is parked.
The German car manufacturer is known for great cars for drivers and big part of that appeal is the interior, which is all about the driver. However, keep in mind that the interior of the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 is going to be a lot different than the interior of the standard Cayman. Steering wheel along with the dashboard will be like the ones in race cars and the whole interior will have features and equipment that only racing cars have.
The Engine range
The most important thing in the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 is the engine. German manufacturer decided that the new Cayman GT4 needs lots of power and because of that Cayman will be offered with 3.8l V8 boxer engine with two turbochargers and should produce around 385 horsepower, bringing it closer to the Porsche 911.
An estimated top speed is around 186 mph, and , at the same time, for only 3.8 seconds new GT4 reaches 60 mph. As you can to see, with 385 hp, this performance is very good and acceptable.
|Engine type||DOHC 24-valve flat-6;aluminum block and heads;direct fuel injection|
|Displacement||232 cu in; 3800 cc|
|Power||385 hp @ 7400 rpm|
|Torque||309 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm|
|Fuel Economy||EPA city/highway: 18/23 mpg|
|Performance (C/D EST)||Zero to 60 mph: 3.8 sec|
|Zero to 100 mph: 8.5 sec|
2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Price
The 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 will cost significantly more than the standard Cayman and latest reports suggest that the price will start around $85,000.
The manufacturer did not announce the exact date, but it is expected to go on sale in the second part of 2015. The biggest rivals are: Lotus Evora S and Chevrolet Corvette Z06.