Well, not exactly. The racecars had to travel in the proximity of the Green Hell, but the no-plates machines were sent on the street on their own. Instead, they were fitted with special yellow lights and integrated into a convoy led by two road cars, which also came with roof-mounted yellow lights.
Despite the Nordschleife having only opened its gates for the 2016 season in March, the wild Cayman GT4 Clubsports were hanging out at the 'Ring as early as January. That's because the racecars were having their shakedown completed on the Müllenbachschleife, the bottom loop of the GP course.
Back then, the Porsches were manhandled by the Manthey racing team, a crew whose majority stake is held by Porsche - the pro drivers aimed to complete the final check of the racecar, before these were delivered to their customers.
We'll remind you the Clubsport badge means the GT4 ditches the three-pedal setup of the street car, going for a PDK dual-clutch setup instead.
As for Porsche matters that take palce on the Nurburgring itself rather than the roads around the circuit, the topic of the moment has to be the 'Ring time of the upcoming second-generation Panamera Turbo. Zuffenhausen recently let it slip the new Panamera Turbo will be able to lap the Nordschleife as fast as a Carrera GT, which makes us wonder: will the third incarnation of the Panamera rival the 6:57 (current Nurburgring production car record) of the 918 Spyder?