Porsche unveils Cayman-based rally car concept
The sport division of Porsche has held a presentation dedicated to a rally car concept based on the Cayman GT4 Clubsport coupe. The vehicle will be piloted by Romain Dumas during the 2018 ADAC Rallye Deutschland.
Porsche may later design a similar prototype vehicle on the basis of the 718 Cayman GT4 powertrain, but whether this happens or not depends on the outcome of the race.
Compared to the main Clubsport series, the rally car has different lighting, a roll cage, air intakes on the roof, lightweight wheels clad in off-road tires, and a reinforced bottom plate.
The company doesn’t reveal anything about the engine, but car professionals speculate that the car might end up with a 3.8-liter opposite-cylinder engine capable of 385 hp (287 kW). If true, it will ship with a six-speed semi-automatic transmission. Equipped with the same engine, the street-legal Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport accelerates 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 4.4 seconds and can ultimately hit the 300 km/h mark.