For quite some time now, there have been calls for Porsche to simply let loose on the mid-engined Cayman sports car and create a world-beating sports car. However, Porsche has yet to do so because it doesn’t want the Cayman to outperform the 911. According to new reports however, Porsche could be preparing a new range-topping Cayman dubbed the Porsche Cayman GT4 within the next three years.
Details about the car remain unclear and it isn’t yet known if the Porsche Cayman GT4 will be based around the next-generation Cayman or simply the current car. Either way, Porsche has two powertrain options.
The first is an upgraded version of the flat-six engine currently utilised by the Cayman and Boxster and currently producing 340 hp in range-topping Cayman GTS specification. However, there is a possibility that the Porsche Cayman GT4, also likely to be offered in Boxster specification as the RS Spyder, will make use of an inline-4 cylinder turbocharged engine which could utilise a similar hybrid setup to the Porsche 919 Hybrid endurance racer.
It remains unclear just how much power the Porsche Cayman GT4/Porsche Boxster RS Spyder could produce but it could cost around $125,000 in the United States and feature a similar PDK transmission to the incredible one found in the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3.