2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Preview

2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RSOfficially, the 2023 Porsche 718 Cayman enters the year unchanged, but there have been rumors that a high-performance RS version of the stylish Spyder model is in the works for customers. The Porsche 718 is offered in seven trims for 2022, with each offering a distinct level of style and performance. These trims include Base, T, S, GTS 4.0, GT4, and GT4 RS. With the exception of the Spyder trim, which is only offered with the Boxster’s soft-top body, the Cayman is the coupe model and is offered in all trim levels. The top performance variants, the GT4 and GT4 RS, are currently only offered in Cayman form.

2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS

2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Exterior

The new 718 Cayman GT4 RS’s body is available in nine standard colors: White, Black, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, Carrara White Metallic, Gentian Blue Metallic, GT Silver Metallic, Arctic Grey, and Shark Blue. Customers who choose the optional Weissach Package can also choose from a variety of special paint finishes to suit their preferences. Porsche Exclusive Manufactur provides a palette of 115 pre-approved colors for the Paint to Sample program.The new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS’s striking design makes no bones about how powerful it is. The GT4 RS is easily identifiable as the top-of-the-line model in the 718 lineup thanks to its prominent rear wing with its swan neck attachment, NACA air intakes in the bonnet, and additional air intakes behind the side windows. The 718 Cayman GT4 RS produces 25% more downforce than the 718 Cayman GT4 when the front diffuser and rear wing are put to their performance position, a setting designated for usage on racetracks.

2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS

2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Interior

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and a navigation system with Porsche Connect are included as standard features on the 718 Cayman GT4 RS. Additionally included as standard equipment are Apple CarPlay┬«, Safety Services, Security Services, and Car Connect Services with Remote Services. The navigation system can calculate routes dynamically, respond to voice commands, and get automatic map updates. The typical internet services can be used more easily thanks to the integrated LTE module with SIM card reader. It is possible to order the car without the infotainment system, which will result in a six-kilogram weight loss. The Porsche Vehicle Tracking System Plus and a smartphone compartment are two additional optional features (PVTS Plus).The latter mechanism checks to see if the authorized driver is actually behind the wheel using a driver card. In the event that the 718 Cayman GT4 RS is operating without a Driver Card, PVTS Plus silently alerts the Porsche-commissioned alarm center and notifies the lawful owner’s Porsche Connect App.

2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Interior

2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Engine

The new 718 Cayman GT4 RS is the most potent sports vehicle in the history of the well-liked mid-engined line thanks to the free-breathing 4.0-litre flat-six engine positioned between the seats and the rear axle. The new vehicle offers performance numbers that are often reserved for race cars: a maximum engine speed of 9,000 rpm, 450 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm, and 500 PS (368 kW) of power at 8,400 rpm. The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup will compete with the same engine with nearly identical performance data in the Porsche Mobil 1 Super Cup, proving that this engine is in fact used in motorsport.The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS accelerates to 100 km/h in under 3.4 seconds thanks to the fast response of the naturally aspirated flat-six. After 10.9 seconds, the 200 km/h threshold is hit, and the acceleration keeps going all the way to the maximum speed of 315 km/h. According to NEDC and WLTP, the average fuel consumption is 12.3 and 13.2 l/100 km, respectively.

2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Engine

2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Price & Release date

End of 2022 is the anticipated launch date for the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS in the USA. Naturally, with all of this additional equipment, the GT4 RS is by far the priciest Cayman, with an MSRP of $143,050. Preuninger anticipates that even though the Weissach Package will probably cost five figures, 70% of buyers will choose it. Nevertheless, the GT4 RS costs about $20,000 less than a GT3, and considering its components, it will surely be a fantastic vehicle.