Manthey Racing puts the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 on a diet
Porsche vehicles don’t usually require lots of expensive upgrades to dominate racetracks, but Olaf Manthey and his Manthey Racing team believe only sky is the limit.
This Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is their latest track-oriented build, and it manages to weigh 46 kilos (101 lbs) less than the original car. The drivetrain and suspension stay largely stock, but both bumpers, fenders, the rear engine cover and the windows are all new. The windshield in particular is made of clear polycarbonate, and the headlights sport lightweight LEDs in slim covers.
A smaller starter battery helped shave off another couple of kilos, and a special kind of organic fiber was used for the rear diffuser, resulting in a part that would not be lighter in carbon. In the end, the Cayman weighed in at a record-low 1,274 kg (2,808 lbs).
We don’t know how fast this specific car is in a straight line, but it is reported that the mods cost around €18,500 over the price of a new Cayman.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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