2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS – We’ve been able to see our first glimpse of the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS. The next evolution from the 718 Cayman family was unveiled shortly before this that is the greatest racing development of the Cayman family. It’s the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport, made exclusively for race tracks as an all-inclusive race car. This means that the Clubsport isn’t street-legal however this is what the brand new Cayman GT4 RS is for.
2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Redesign
The Clubsport takes all of the RS features and cranks them up into 11 at the 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six positioned behind the driver and connected with the dual-clutch seven-speed PDK gearbox. Similar to the RS it’s also an RS engine that is a descendent of Porsche’s 911 GT3, though in the Clubsport it can produce 500 horsepower (373 Kilowatts) at the dot. It’s an increase of horsepower (56 Kilowatts) from the earlier Clubsport and Porsche offers two exhaust systems based on the noise levels on tracks. With the naturally-aspirated motor spinning up to 9,000 rpm it makes a bit of a roar.
The engine comes by utilizing an improved suspension which comes with new damper technology. The shocks are adjustable in two ways and adjustable anti-roll bars. an adjustable ride height, as well as adjustable the camber as well as the toe in essence, everything regarding the suspension is adjustable. Porsche offers the Clubsport three spring rates. To harness the power racing brakes with 15-inch multi-piece brakes are used. The special programming of Porsche’s Stability Management System focuses on track-attack and includes controls for traction as well as anti-lock brakes.
The visuals of visually, the GT4 RS and the Clubsport are almost identical. Both models have significant aero enhancements, such as the adjustable rear wing, however, the Clubsport comes with additional options. GT3-inspired fender events and new diffusers, front diving planes, and a bigger front spoiler can help to make the GT4 RS Clubsport stick to the road. Porsche also makes use of a specific flax-based material rather than carbon fiber on some of the body panels, resulting in an extremely lightweight design that’s eco-friendly.
In reality, the Clubsport isn’t that different from the GT4 RS, mechanically speaking in any way. The major changes are through its form of race-ready gear that transforms this Cayman into a true race car. Safety equipment is standard, including the roll cage, which is welded and has a Recaro race seat and a harness that has six points as well as a complete fire-suppression system. A 30.4-gallon fuel cell is fed to the engine and the air-jack system has three points fitted underneath. The addition of foam on the driver’s side makes the GT4 RS Clubsport legal for the SRO racing series. In this regard, Porsche says the GT4 RS Clubsport is FIA-compliant right out of the box, and the cars are already scheduled to compete with the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and the SRO GT4 America and GT America series, which will begin in 2022.
“We thrive on competition, and will always push for improvements,” said Volker Holzmeyer the President and CEO of Porsche Motorsport North America. “This is what our customer teams expect of us and what we demand of ourselves at Porsche. Acting on their feedback, we’ve made the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport more capable than ever. It’s quicker, even more, rewarding and confidence-inspiring to drive – exactly what drivers competing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and SRO series need to be successful.”
2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Price & Release Date
Driving the car costs drivers $229,000, including tax. The cars are available to purchase via Porsche Motorsport North America.