Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS video review: sensational 'Rennsport' driven on road and track

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The ultimate Cayman is finally here, and every bit as special as you’d expect

What happens when you put the screaming 500-horsepower flat six engine from the latest Porsche 911 GT3 into Porsche’s brilliant-handling mid-engined sports coupe, the 718 Cayman? With the launch of the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS, which comes to the UK market this spring, we’ve finally found out.

This is a real wild child of a two-seater from Porsche‘s Weissach-based GT department. It revs to 9000rpm; it’ll accelerate to within touching distance of 200mph, with room enough to run into; it has proper motorsport-developed aerodynamics and adjustable track suspension; and it’s the first Cayman ever to wear Michelin’s very stickiest road-legal Pilot Cup 2 R tyres.

On the market from £108,370, this car is the fastest and most hardcore Cayman created so far in the car’s seventeen-year, multi-model-generation history. Fully-loaded examples will cost in excess of £140,000; which begs the question, might this car be even better than the celebrated 911 GT3? Matt Saunders took to the track at Estoril, and its surrounding roads, to find out.

Source: Autocar

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