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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4: Speculations From the Collective Rumor Mill

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The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has been getting attention online ever since its spy shots came out in January. Based on these spy shots, the new 718 Cayman GT4 bears some resemblance to the 718 Cayman GTS. A new video came out online with three black preproduction 718 GT4s lapping around the Nürburgring just a few days ago.Their aggressive roars left people wanting more. As the anticipation continues to build up to its release date, here are some details we’ve gathered from the rumor mill about the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4.

Anticipation among car lovers and enthusiasts continues to build up since the spy shots of 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 came out earlier this year.

Anticipating the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4’s Arrival

Engine

Rumors between the two engines that will power the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 are spreading like wildfire. The first engine suspected is the 3.8-liter naturally-aspirated flat six from the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. This power plant produces 420 horsepower. It could be enough to propel the car from 0-60 mph in four seconds flat and reach a top speed of 185 mph. Having this engine would be a logical choice given that this is the engine in the Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car.

Other rumors suggest that the 718 Cayman GT4 might get a detuned version of the four-liter naturally-aspirated flat-six from the Porsche 911 GT3. This engine can max out at 550 horsepower. The 718 Cayman GT4 would still be adequately powered even if the 911 GT3 engine is detuned by 100 horsepower.

The previous generation 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 came with a 3.8-liter flat-six capable of 385 horsepower. It is not unlikely that the upcoming model will have more power than its predecessor.

Bodywork

The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is expected to be a hundred pounds lighter than its predecessor. Its panels might be made of the same natural fiber composite used on the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. If this ends up in the car’s road version, the Cayman GT4 will benefit in acceleration and handling.

The spy shots reveal the 718 Cayman GT4’s aggressively aerodynamic styling. The test cars have larger intakes on the front bumper, most likely to help cool the radiator and brakes. On its rear is a fixed wing supported by two frames.

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Price

It is rumored that the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 will be sold for more than $100,000. The rumored price tag is $28,000 more than its 2016 predecessor priced at $72,000.

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is the race version of the 718 Cayman GT4. These two versions of the Porsche 718 Cayman will most likely be similar to one another. The official Porsche website describes the car as,

“The new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport represents pure motorsport. The recipe is well known and proven: lightweight, well-balanced performance. Whether driving it at a track day or in wheel-to-wheel competition, it is in its element. But be careful: the more you drive it, the less you want to stop. The new 718 GT4 Clubsport is more than a commitment to the racetrack, it is a declaration of addiction to motorsport.”

Based on its spec sheet, the Clubsport is equipped with a 3.8-liter aluminum flat-six engine. It produces 425 horsepower and 313 lb-ft of torque. The engine block is matched to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Its body is made of aluminum-steel composite and supported by a fully-integrated roll cage compliant with the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) homologation.

Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

It is rumored that the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 will debut at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in July. The lack of camouflage wrap and a revealed Porsche badge on the test car could support this rumor.

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