Available at Porsche Philippines’ showrooms is the 2024 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS that — like all Porsche RennSport (RS) models — is defined by a lightweight construction, a dynamic chassis set-up and increased downforce. Whether on winding roads or on racetracks, the flagship 718 Cayman model delivers maximum driving pleasure.
Serving as its centerpiece is the naturally aspirated, 4.0-liter, flat-six used in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racecar and the 911 GT3 production model. In the 718 Cayman GT4 RS, this engine revs as high as 9,000 rpm, creating a unique soundtrack, and outputs 500 hp and 450 Nm. A seven-speed, PDK dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters is matched to the engine. The combination allows the model to sprint from rest to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 315 km/h.
Among the aerodynamic features of the 718 Cayman GT4 RTS are air intakes behind the driver and passenger windows, improving airflow and sound entering the cabin. Intakes in front of the rear wheels direct cooling air toward the engine. The new fixed rear wing, with its swan-neck attachment and aluminum supports, is derived from the Porsche 911 RSR GT racecar and was first used in a Porsche production car with the 911 GT3.
Combined with a ride height that is 30 millimeters lower compared to standard, vents on the front wheel arches, underbody paneling, front and rear diffusers, and side blades, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS generates 25% more downforce than the 718 Cayman GT4.
Also contributing to the 718 Cayman GT4 RS’s higher performance are special modifications to the chassis. Model-specific ball joints bind the chassis tightly to the body, delivering even more precise and direct handling. The adjustable, circuit-ready chassis also has an RS-specific shock absorber setup, as well as modified spring and anti-roll bar rates.
All the enhancements make the 718 Cayman GT4 RS the most uncompromising and sharpest member of the 718 family. This is particularly evident on the Nurburgring Nordschleife when, during the model’s final phase of setup adjustments, the model lapped the 20.6-kilometer track in 7:04.511 minutes — 23.6 seconds faster than the 718 Cayman GT4.