The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rally concept was successfully testedAugust 21, 2018
Unexpectedly, but interestingly decided to enter the company Porsche with its track Cayman GT4 Clubsport. In early August, it became known that engineers will prepare a rally version of this sports car, and now the first information appeared from the past tests. And the tests were carried out within the official ninth stage of the WRC ADAC Rallye Deutschland championship last week in Germany.
Unfortunately the car participated in the race outside the official standings, and rode ahead of the entire starting field. The pilot of the new car was the famous racer Romain Dumas, who participated recently in the Pikes Peak.
According to preliminary information, the car can appear in small-scale production in the medium term, but only after thorough tests and obvious interest of customers. Romain did not fight with anyone, but acted de facto as a judicial crew. But the pace of the rider was still far from the promenade.
The rally version of the Porsche GT4 Clubsport Rally was prepared according to the regulations of the FIA R-GT. Under the hood is installed the opposite engine with a working volume of 3.8 liters, capable of developing up to 385 horsepower. In pair with it the robotic transmission PDK works.
Unfortunately, until now there are no exact details about the differences between the rally version and the track version. But of course the car got additional protection of the bottom, new air intakes on the roof are visible, the suspension has probably been altered for other conditions of the competition, and the power unit and transmission could be reconfigured.
The company also added a navigational seat, additional energy-absorbing foam in the doors and a rally digital gadget. So far, nothing is known about the company’s intention to take part in the rally. But if the model likes the pilots, it will definitely be produced for other teams.