The Porsche 718 Cayman was always seen as the entry version into the Porsche world, it is the perfect all-rounder and ideal entry model into the sports car industry. That was until they released the all-new GT4 RS, and this might look like a basic Porsche RS model but this semi-skimmed version can keep up with the big league including but not limited to the 911 GT2 RS and the iconic GT3 RS.
What do you get for your £108,000 starting price? Pure and simple, power, speed and performance. As with any RS range, the GT4 RS comes with the almighty PDK gearbox which is enough to propel it from 0-62 mph in under 3.2 seconds and onto a top speed of 196 mph. Equipped with a 4.0-litre flat-six turbocharged engine producing 493 bhp and 450 Nm of torque, and weighing in at under 1500kg makes this a proper track killing monster not to be messed with.
Exterior changes are quite significant with the most prominent being the extensive use of carbon around the car, with a carbon hood, carbon swan rear wing and splitters. Another outstanding feature is the air intakes found where the small rear windows would be, which creates an exquisite sound for the driver and its occupant.
The interior is pretty well equipped, it isn’t stripped like other track-focused sports cars. Instead, you are enmeshed with luxuries like carbon, leather and Alcantara to name a few. It comes with Porsche’s latest infotainment system, stopwatch to record your lap times and its world-leading launch control system.
To sum up, the Porsche GT4 RS is a track-focused sports car that the market may have been missing out on. It’s significantly cheaper than its older siblings, but still offers the same amount of thrills, performance and excitement. Previously the Cayman had a rather bad reputation, being a stockbroker’s and banker’s car, though now it sits in a league of its and it is a car to be proud of.