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Porsche Spied Testing Track-Only Cayman GT4 as New Entry-Level Racecar

Now that Porsche has introduced the 2016 Boxster Spyder, don’t expect the Germans to close the Cayman GT4 chapter. We have proof of their continuous development in the video below, which shows a race-prepped Cayman GT testing on the track. Think entry-level customer racing.
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The footage was captured during a recent private Porsche test day on the Monza track in Italy and shows us just how spectacular things can become when a Porsche test driver dials things up to the max.

The man behind the wheel even loses the rear end on the gravel at a certain point - this is where we get to see what Porsche’s handling balance means. The car hates going sideways, all it wants is to stay on the grip and go.

The prototype might be wearing the Cayman GT4’s GTS-borrowed front apron and that massive rear wing, but it’s wearing racing slicks. It also has its cabin decorated with a roll cage, but then again, most, if not all, prototypes use such a safety feature.

At the moment, the easiest way to race a Zuffenhausen machine is to get your hands on a 911 GT3 Cup, but this is more likely about to change. That’s because what we have here, ladies and gentlemen drivers, is most likely a customer racing GT4-spec Cayman.

Before the road-going Cayman GT4 was launched, Porsche did confirm they were considering introducing a racecar slotted below the 911. This also means Porsche will allow racers to play in the mid-engined league, as opposed to the Neunelfer’s rear-engined architecture.

In the back of your mind, some of you are probably thinking “nope, you’re wrong, this is the Cayman GT4 RS.” Well, as much as we’d love for that to happen, we’re pretty sure the company Rennsport division has its hands full at the moment. And having to pay close to 100 grand for a Cayman would be quite a step, even for Porsche.

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