2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 Rendered: More Power and a Big Wing

Despite huge demand for this mid-engined sportscar, Porsche has never allowed the Cayman to be all it can for fear that it might walk all over the base model 911. Well, look out big brother, because your close kin has gone to racing school and learned some neat tricks!
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This is the Cayman GT4, a version of the coupe that's even more focused on going fast than the recently launched GTS model. We've seen it testing across Germany, but it's still a year away from launch, which is why we're bringing you fresh renderings, created by the French graphics designer at Virtuel-Car.

The real deal will be top of the six-cylinder sportscar pecking order, of that we are sure. However, Porsche will not let slip how it gets there. At the GT4's core will be a boxer engine, though which one remains a closely guarded secret. The Cayman GTS puts down 340 hp, so if the 3.4-liter is kept, expect a boost to at least 355 hp.

However, tuners like Ruf have shown that fitting the 400 hp 3.8-liter engine from the Carrera S into the engine bay of a Cayman or Boxster is possible. For us, that would be the ultimate Stuttgart sportscar, but it might not be what's coming our way. Other reports suggest a turbo engine is to be used, though they seem unlikely to materialize.

As for the design, expect a massive rear wing to sprout over the engine deck. It will impede visibility though the rear window. But as everybody knows, cars in the rear mirror are losing. A more aggressive front bumper with a carbon splitter, lowered suspension and a carbon fiber rear diffuser flanking twin exhaust pipes will all be added.

GT4 prototypes that have so far been spotted appear to have red brake calipers, indicative of normal steel discs. This could either be because carbon ceramics will be optionally added or because steel brakes have better pedal feel.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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