Porsche has launched a new variant of the Cayman GT4 at the 2015 LA Auto Show. Called the Clubsport, the new car is not street legal and is meant for motorsport newcomers.
The new Clubsport features a 3.8-litre flat-six engine producing a healthy 380bhp. This power is sent to the rear wheels through a modified six-speed Porsche double clutch transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel and a mechanical rear-axle locking differential made specifically for racing.
The lightweight strut front axle and lightweight strut suspension with transverse arms at the back are taken from the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car. The car features an electromechanical power steering system.
The brakes are 380mm steel disks on all wheels. The front set are fitted with one-piece, six-piston aluminium fixed callipers at the front and a four piston system does the job for the rear brakes. The ABS system has 12 adjustable settings and works along with the ESP system which has been programmed for use with slick tyres from Michelin. The tyres are mounted on 18-inch five-bolt forged rims.
The Clubsport tips the scales at 1,300 kilograms, about 40 kilograms less than its road going brother. This is achieved through a welded-in safety cage, a racing bucket seat and by basically tossing outalmost everything that made the GT4 a road car.
The basic version of the car is equipped with a 90-litre tank as standard, with an optional 70-litre or 100-litre FT3 safety tank also available.Porsche plans to adapt the Clubport to compete in race series such as the VLN Long Distance Championship Nurburgring, and club races run by the Porsche Club of America as well as for other club-level meetings around the world.
The new Cayman GT4 Clubsport, is available from 111,000 euro plus country-specific VAT and can be ordered immediately from Porsche Motorsport.