Geneva 2015: Porsche Cayman GT4 Revealed Ahead Of Show Debut

geneva 2015 porsche cayman gt4 revealed ahead of show debut

A fan of Porsche’s 911 GT3, but would prefer something smaller? How about the Cayman GT4?

Power for the first-ever Cayman GT comes from a 3.8-liter flat-six derived from the engine pushing the 911 Carrera S along. A six-speed manual with dynamic gearbox mounts is the sole transmission available. Top speed is 183 mph, and zero to 60 comes in 4.2 seconds.

Braking, suspension and chassis components throughout the Cayman GT4 come from the 911 GT3, with ceramic composite brakes available as an option. Other features include extensive aero; leather and Alcantara bucket seats with optional carbon fiber composite; sport steering wheel providing direct feedback to the driver; and a Sport Chrono Package with Track Precision app.

The Cayman GT4 is set to bow at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show in March before heading into U.S. showrooms in July. The price of admission will begin at $84,600, plus $995 destination.

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  • Tjh8402 Tjh8402 on Feb 05, 2015

    Bless you Porsche for this wonderful gift. The Panamera, Macan, and Cayenne are easily forgiven with offering such as this.

  • Focal Focal on Feb 09, 2015

    I'm so tempted by this car to launch me into my first sports car. I'm the perfect age to have others call this a mid life crisis, compensation for deficiencies and to maximize my show off nature. serious note, my one week hesitation may damn me for ever to get a 2nd hand as the first year allotment is probably sold with 2016 supplies starting to dwindle. Hesitate for a few more weeks and I may even miss out on the 2017 (if even available). This GT4 defines all I want out of a sports car. My value oriented nature may even say the base Cayman with a few performance options is the perfect fit, but your inner "wants" will mean you want the best of this generation of Cayman. sucks to dream, YOLO is such a passé cliche but the inner want is drawing me to this car. It's so impractical but utterly desirable. Maybe I'm just tired of being so prudent all my life. who knows. I will be a road douchebag before I'm 50.

  • FreedMike Back in the '70s, the one thing keeping consumers from buying more Datsuns was styling - these guys were bringing over some of the ugliest product imaginable. Remember the F10? As hard as I try to blot that rolling aberration from my memory, it comes back. So the name change to Nissan made sense, and happened right as they started bringing over good-looking product (like the Maxima that will be featured in this series). They made a pretty clean break.
  • Flowerplough Liability - Autonomous vehicles must be programmed to make life-ending decisions, and who wants to risk that? Hit the moose or dive into the steep grassy ditch? Ram the sudden pile up that is occurring mere feet in front of the bumper or scan the oncoming lane and swing left? Ram the rogue machine that suddenly swung into my lane, head on, or hop up onto the sidewalk and maybe bump a pedestrian? With no driver involved, Ford/Volkswagen or GM or whomever will bear full responsibility and, in America, be ambulance-chaser sued into bankruptcy and extinction in well under a decade. Or maybe the yuge corporations will get special, good-faith, immunity laws, nation-wide? Yeah, that's the ticket.
  • FreedMike It's not that consumers wouldn't want this tech in theory - I think they would. Honestly, the idea of a car that can take over the truly tedious driving stuff that drives me bonkers - like sitting in traffic - appeals to me. But there's no way I'd put my property and my life in the hands of tech that's clearly not ready for prime time, and neither would the majority of other drivers. If they want this tech to sell, they need to get it right.
  • TitaniumZ Of course they are starting to "sour" on the idea. That's what happens when cars start to drive better than people. Humanpilots mostly suck and make bad decisions.
  • Inside Looking Out Why not buy Bronco and call it Defender? Who will notice?