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Porsche 911 GT3 RS Drag Races Cayman GT4, The Struggle Is Brutal

We've said it before and we'll say it again - it is a great pleasure to keep retired versions of Porsche sportscars in the headlines. And we've brought along a fresh example of this, which involves 991.1 911 GT3 and the Cayman GT4.
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While drag racing is not the top priority of these two Zuffenhausen beasts, their owners decided to throw the machines at each other in a straight-line battle.

The drag race took place on an airfield, which meant the two had all the space they needed to stretch their mechanical legs.

Since the GT4 is a Neunelfer-engined special, both toys are animated by naturally aspirated flat-six motors. However, while the mid-engined model comes with 385 ponies, the Rennsport model packs 500 hp.

Then there's the gearbox difference. Rumor has it that Porsche initially tested the Cayman GT4 with a PDK and after noticing the lap times of the machine were a threat to the Neunelfer, the carmaker decided to offer the mid-engined machine in manual-only form.

And while the GT4 obviously doesn't stand a chance against the 3RS, we have to mention that the drivers of the two turned to the obvious trick in a bid to keep the audience on its toes - the Cayman got the hit.

Note that the piece of footage documenting the battle also involves other fights, so you might want to pay attention to the full clip.

Since we mentioned the GT4, we'll remind you the Germans are preparing to introduce the 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4.

As confirmed by the automaker, the newcomer will maintain the naturally aspirated flat-six power. And we're expecting it to sport a detuned version of the 4.0-liter unit animating the GT3 and GT3 RS.

Once again, the street car will be offered in manual-only trim, while the Clubsport track-only version will sport a PDK.

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