Designed as a track day tool that's still usable on the road, the GT4 is the fastest Cayman ever to lap the Nurburgring, where it set a blistering time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds. That's exactly the same time as the 2009 model of the legendary 911 GT3 and the SLS AMG. Heck, it's only 2 seconds slower than a freakin' Ferrari 458 Italia.
That has been made possible by the combination of extra power, better aerodynamics and a track-honed suspension system. A new front fascia has massive air intakes feeding the brakes and a spoiler to create downforce. However, the most distinctive feature is a fixed rear wing that they bolted onto the tail. The model also has a center-mounted dual exhaust system, a new suspension kit that brings the body 30mm lower and high-performance brakes borrowed from the 911 GT3.
And if that's not enough, the €85,779 Cayman GT4 can also be optioned out with carbon ceramic brakes, the Sport Chrono Package with a special Track Precision app or lightweight clamshell bucket seats made from CFRP.
The interior is a sporty combination of Alcantara and yellow stitching. Porsche also provides the option to "delete" the air conditioning, sound system and screen to make the car lighter. We love the new GT4 steering wheel, which looks totally modern yet has no buttons whatsoever. Porsche says it's more compact and will provide the driver with ideal feedback from the road.
Look for the yellow devil of the Nurburgring to debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show and also make it into US showrooms in July with a starting price of $84,600.