Porsche Cayman GT3: Under Consideration
The reason Porsche didn't manage to make the "R" famous is because they got the branding wrong, because they got too caught up in the history books and ignored who their customers really are. You see, it was a 911 built in 1967 called the 911 R that gave it its name. At the time, it was the lightest and most special 911 you could buy. They almost never used the "R" name, so people forgot it, especially the younger buyers who actually bought Boxsters and Caymans.
Which brings us to our story of the day. Porsche has just launched the new 911 GT3, and although we didn't love the detached manner in which the normal 991 drives, this track car is an absolute monster. For these sorts of reasons, the GT3 name is practically legendary when you're at a congregation of speed freaks. People just know it's almost as fast as some supercars, and that makes the "GT" and "3" really good for anything hot.
Porsche's next hot Cayman built on the new 981-type platform will most likely be called the Cayman GT3. The change was hinted to Australian magazine CarAdvice by Andreas Preuninger, none other than the chief engineer of the new 911 GT3.
He said tests have already begun, but a final production decision has not been made. Yeah, sure, like Porsche ever goes back on a decision like this. A track-focused Cayman sounds like something really cool for Stuttgart to offer, especially since they have so much track-to-road car experience.