2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 revealed - price, specification and exclusive pictures

Performance Cayman GT4 comes with 380bhp and is on sale now for £64,451...

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Mark Tisshaw
3 Feb 2015 23:01 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

This is the Porsche Cayman GT4, a new range-topping version of the mid-engined sports car that will reach the UK in late March.

What is it?
The Cayman GT4 is a potent motorsport-developed version of the mid-engined sports car that’s been equipped with a larger engine from the 911 Carrera S and hooked up to a manual gearbox.

What engines can I choose from?
There’s only one. The engine is a 3.8-litre six-cylinder unit taken from the Porsche 911 Carrera S. In the Cayman GT4 it has 380bhp at 7400rpm and 310lb ft at 4750-6000rpm and drives the rear wheels.

It is connected to a six-speed manual gearbox taken from the Cayman GTS. It can get from 0-62mph in 4.4sec and reach a top speed of 183mph. Combined economy is 27.4mpg and CO2 emissions are rated at 238g/km.

How much equipment does it come with?

Standard equipment includes xenon headlights, a sports exhaust system, various driving assistance systems and 20in alloy wheels,

Inside, the steering wheel is new for the GT4 and the sports seats are trimmed in leather and Alcantara.

You can opt against having items such as air-con and sat-nav to save weight, but Porsche expects very few buyers to go for this option because removing them will harm resale values.

The options list includes items such as carbonfibre-reinforced, plastic-backed seats for the two-seat interior. These weigh 15kg each and are inspired by the 918 Spyder. Further performance driving assistance systems are offered as options, as are carbon-ceramic brakes.

How much will it cost?
The Cayman GT4 is on sale now from £64,451. This is just under £10,000 more than the Cayman GTS. The first deliveries are due in late March.

Can I get a discount?
No. There are no discounts to be had on Porsche Cayman models, and the range-topper will be no different.

How good are its rivals?
A Jaguar F-Type coupe is the closest match to the Porsche Cayman, and is a four-star car. But the Cayman GT4 is a much more performance-focused car, and is intended for track use more than the F-type. As such, there are no real direct rivals at this price point.