Cayman GT4 Drifts in the Uber-Skilled Hands of a Porsche Instructor

Cayman GT4 drifting 1 photo
Photo: Screenshot from YouTube
In terms of cars you can (try to) buy in a Prosche showroom today, the Cayman GT4 is the ultimate expression of the handling balance that has made Zuffenhausen machines stand out over the years. But what happens when the driver decides to screw all that and use the GT4 for drifting?
We've got a decent answer to that question, one that comes in the form of the video below. The clip shows a Porsche driving instructor sliding the hell out of a 911-engined Cayman, which happens to have been aptly configured in Racing Yellow.

Those of you curious about where the action takes place should know this is Mexico's Autodromo Amozoc Puebla.

Unlike most such pieces of footage, the camera was pointed at the occupants of the vehicle instead of facing the direction the car would've been heading, had it been driven without shenanigans in mind.

Then again, we won't complain about it and there are two main reasons for that. First of all, we can still catch the... drift - given the mid-engined nature of the Cayman, this Porsche is more determined to enter four-wheel slides than go fully sideways like a Neunelfer would. Remember, the Cayman GT4 borrows the suspension of the 911 GT3.

Which brings us to the second point - the guy manhandling the GT4 is Wim. As we told you yesterday, he works for a third party that collaborates with Porsche. And if you'd like to see a "normal" drifting video from Wim, you can simply check out this story.

Spoiler alert - that link will take you very, very far down the rabbit hole, in a world where the Porsche 911 GT3 and the 911 GT3 RS are involved in a drifting comparison that takes places on Arabian tracks.

P.S.: With the camera capturing the driver's and the passenger's facial expressions, we might as well go ahead and consider this an addition to the dash-mounted chronograph included in the Sport Chrono Package. It's not difficult to imagine this camera measuring the spm (smiles per minute) level, is it?

If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Andrei Tutu
Andrei Tutu profile photo

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.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories