It certainly has been the busiest week this year, with news pouring in one after the other. Just recently – we have seen the new 2016 Ford Focus RS and the Ferrari 488 GTB both of which include staggering performance numbers. Now though, we get the touchdown with a baby Porsche 911 GT3 – The new 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 with manual hairy 6 speed transmission and many upgrades sourced directly from the 911 GT3, this is ladies and gentlemen the toughest Cayman yet.
Expect power to be delivered via a mid-mounted 3.8 Liter flat six engine up-rated to 385 horsepower punching you in the guts thanks to the rear-wheel drive power delivery, and then some. Transmission benefits from dynamic gearbox mounts to minimize oscillations and vibrations through the entire drive train thus offering a smoother ride altogether.
The 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 is claimed to hit 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds while reaching a top sped of 183 mph. And what would a serious GT Porsche be without Nürburgring lap times, 7:40.00 is what Porsche managed to lap the new 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 on the infamous German Nürburgring, which is certainly comparable to the 997 Porsche 911 GT3.
Porsche lowered the suspension by 30 millimeters from the stock version to further aid handling performance, while new body additions like front inlet openings and a large fixed rear spoiler give the Cayman GT4 better down-force. On the options list however, Porsche offers a more extreme package – carbon ceramic brakes, light-weight sport carbon fiber bucket seats and a custom Chrono Package to aid the driver in calculating lap times.
The 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 cabin is embellished in an Alcantara trim, fine leather, contrast stitching and a proper racing steering wheel. The Cayman GT4 was made to handle both the road and track, but Porsche is also releasing a pure racing version, which will be revealed in the near future.
Prices for the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 are expected to be around $85,595 with a $995 destination charge – which should be around Aed 337,640 if not more when it does make it to Dubai, UAE and other GCC Countries. The 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 will make its world debut on March 3 at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, while expected to hit showrooms in July 2015.