The Porsche Cayman GT4 Can Drift Like an Animal, But this Driver Isn't Up To It

Any Zuffenhausen aficionado, or diehard sportscar fan, for that matter, knows Porsches are built for lap times and steering wheel enjoyment, not drifting.
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However, with slip angle adventures slowly, but steadily taking over the motoring realm, the German automaker has started integrating drifting into its ways.

From commercial to customer performance driving tuition, Porsche has assured it doesn't miss out on the sliding craze. Even so, its go-fast machines won't go sideways with full grace unless a driver with an astounding level of skill is playing with the pedals.

And we're talking about three pedals here, since the drifting episode we've brought you here for involves a Cayman GT4.

Any Boxster can be tricky to drift, but when it comes to the GT4, which has borrowed the 911 GT3's suspension, the sideways stuff gets even trickier. Well, the driver drifting the GT4 in the piece of footage at the bottom of the page seems to need some extra tires to practice on.

And the best argument for this is the fact that a small part of his figure eight tire-smoking adventure is indeed perfect. The rest of it, though... is not.

Don't get us wrong, though, we always appreciate a man making steps towards the ideal drifting path. And those of you coming from countries that drive on the left might be tricked into believing Shmee was the one drifting his Cayman GT4 here, keep in mind that the Youtuber is British. As Boosted Boris, the... moderator of this show, would say, the GT4 probably needs to get trunk in order to lower its grip threshold. Or perhaps a custom wheel alignment could lead to an easier tail-happy adventure.

Then again, it's not like we haven't shown you downright brutal drifting sessions being performed in the 911 GT3 or GT3 RS.

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