Brand New Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Crash Is a Performance Driving Lesson

Customer racing cars aren't anything new, but this is a trend that has picked up tons of traction over the last five years or so. And now with these machines showing up at the race track on a daily basis, we have plenty of new opportunities to bring you performance driving lessons.
Brand New Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Crash 5 photos
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And one of the easiest paths to such online tuition comes from the times when these racecars... crash. Quickly getting over this idea, we're here to show you the latest episode of the kind, which involves a brand spanking new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport kissing a barrier on the side of the track.

The unfortunate event took place at The Thermal Club in California, with the driver being a friend of YouTube Salomondrin, who provided the piece of footage at the bottom of the page.

The Cayman GT4 Clubsport owner was on his second day with the GT4 Clubsport at the said track when the accident happened. You'll be able to see the guy losing the back end as he steps over a vibrator on the corner exit - so far, we're dealing with what can be considered a normal situation for a track day.

Alas, once the mid-engined Porscha got sideways, the driver overcorrected (you can't see the steering wheel, but it's not difficult to figure out his moves). This classic issue led to Cayman spinning the other way and hitting the metallic protection element on the left side of the track.

As for the financial side of this adventure, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a racecar that comes with a starting price of $160,000, even though, as Salomondrin mentions, its real-world price, at least in this case, sits at $240,000.

Well, the nose job highlighted in the video cost around $7,000 to fix, which, given the price of the machine, seems reasonable. So yes, we're glad we can share these lessons with you for free.

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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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