First Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Racers Go for a 2016 Nurburgring Shakedown

While we've all admired the Cayman GT4 Clubsport racecar in the official videos, the time has come for Porsche's track-confined tool to hit the vibrators. And where else should we expect this to happen if not on the Nurburgring?
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We assure the sight in the image above is not a copy/paste Photoshop job. You are, indeed, looking at a pack of wild Cayman GT4 Clubsport spending their time on the infamous German track (helmet tip to Bridge To Gantry for the pics).

No, the Nordschleife doesn't open until March, but these Porsches were enjoying their shakedown on Müllenbachschleife, the bottom loop of the GP course. We're talking about a short, uber-technical track that will expose all the handling treats of a car - they don't use it for the Nurburgring Drift Cup by accident.

These racecars were yet to be delivered to their owners, hence their immaculate white "liveries." In fact, we are dealing with the Manthey racing team completing the final step of the pre-delivery process here.

Those of you who are unfamiliar with Manthey should know Porsche holds the majority stake in the team, a move that came natural after the endurance racing victories linked to this name.

According to the source above, this GT4 Clubsport pack saw almost 20 units of the racer being manhandled on the track. Sticking to the engine break-in procedures, the rev limiters were far from having been used, but throwing the cars around on the circuit allows Manthey to ensure everything is ready for the season of abuse that lies ahead.

Unlike the street GT4, the Clubsport featured a PDK transmission, so the driver tasked with putting these cars to the test has a bit of an easier job. In fact, that's not an accurate description for a task that saw the man having to flog the Caymans over the designated three-hour period.

We know, saying it like that makes it sound as if he was pushing supermarket trolleys at the end of a work day, but it's all part of an overly rewarding job when you work for Manthey.
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