Porsche has just unveiled their Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rally Concept, and it comes with a lot of power.
From Porsche’s Motorsport Twitter feed comes a very special car announcement. We’ve seen all sorts of Porsche, from GT racers to boutique retro Speedsters, but it’s a rare occasion that we get to gaze upon a concept car for something as down and dirty as rally racing.
With pics straight from Porsche’s garage, we see a Cayman GT4 Clubsport looks amazing wearing all of its rally-inspired fineries. Everything is FIA certified and ready to race at the drop of the flag, including all necessary safety equipment (ie. a roll cage and a 5-point harness).
It’s not road legal (sad face) but who cares? Just look at this thing!
On the front, you have the quad-pack of LED rally lights that look big enough to light up the moon at night. A roof scoop allows the rear-mounted engine to breathe in fresh oxygen while the lower portion of the car is covered in dust. Skid plates protect the Porsche’s delicate internals from rocks and recently deceased wildlife that was too slow to get out of the way.
A pair of OMP nylon loops allows the less-than-road-legal car to be towed to and from races, or easily hauled out of a ditch. A set of Michelin Pilot Sport tires adorn each wheel so hopefully falling into a ditch is less likely.
The Cayman GT4 Clubsport is just a concept car for rallyes. At the German @wrc round Rallye Deutschland 🇩🇪 we will collect feedback from the rallye scene. The decision if a similar car based on a future model could be developed will be made later in the year. pic.twitter.com/5ivCActHbH— Porsche Motorsport (@PorscheRaces) August 8, 2018
We have no details on suspension upgrades, but there has surely been something done to this Cayman. If nothing else, it appears to be raised an inch or two over the regular Clubsport.
The regular Cayman GT4 Clubsport comes with a 3.8-L naturally aspirated flat-six producing 385 hp. That sounds like enough for a proper rally racer, but you could easily slap a turbo in that bad boy and push it to well over 400, and maybe even flirt with 500 horses. We don’t know what Porsche has hiding under the hood but expect it to be the same 3.8-L with a few new bells and whistles.
Porsche will have the Rally Clubsport at next week’s Rallye Deutschland where they’ll take in feedback from rally enthusiasts. If all goes well, they’ll provide us with a decision to make a production version later this year.
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