Race Car News #Update
Porsche motorsport engineers in late April conducted early tests of several race cars coming for 2019 in Monza, Italy. Among the cars tested was the racing version of the upcoming 718 Cayman GT4 road car, which is expected to carry the Clubsport name of its predecessor (2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport).
There aren’t any solid details on the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport but we can expect a naturally aspirated flat-6 behind the cabin, possibly displacing 4.0 liters this time around. The engine should be the same unit fitted to the 718 Cayman GT4 road car.
One other key change with the new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport will be increased availability; Porsche built roughly 400 examples of the Cayman GT4 Clubsport but this is expected to be increased for the 718 version to meet growing demand particularly from emerging markets.
Some of the eligible competitions that await the car include the VLN series, GT4 European Series, British GT Championship, Sports Cup Challenge, Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge and the Pirelli World Challenge.
While the 718 Cayman GT4 road car, which may don an RS badge too, will be revealed later this year, the racing version isn’t expected until early next year.