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Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport set to go rallying

By Chris Thompson, 09 Aug 2018 News

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport rallying news

New ‘concept’ likely points to a new rally car from Porsche Motorsport

Porsche Motorsport has revealed in a couple of Tweets it’s planning to run a new Cayman GT4 Clubsport as a course car during Rally Germany this month.

The rally-spec Cayman is fitted with four rally-style lights across the bonnet, as well as having roll cage and other race features such as tow straps, bonnet pins, and a flat underbody.

The car will hit the gravel later this month at Rally Germany, where Porsche Motorsport will gauge interest in the car. Given some reactions we’ve seen online (some from our own staff), we’re optimistic.

“Porsche is testing a concept study based on the current Cayman GT4 Clubsport as a course car at Rallye Deutschland from 16-19 August.

“The driver of the rallye study will be Romain Dumas.”

If Dumas’ name sounds familiar, it could be because he was the driver of the fully electric Volkswagen ID R which took to the hill climb at Pikes Peak earlier this year, when he smashed the outright record.

Porsche says it’s considering turning the car into a proper model, if feedback points to that as a good idea. It seems a likely scenario.

“The Cayman GT4 Clubsport is just a concept car for rallyes. At the German WRC round Rallye Deutschland we will collect feedback from the rallye scene.

“The decision if a similar car based on a future model could be developed will be made later in the year.”

Given Porsche’s readiness to announce the car and that it’s considering developing a proper rally version of the Cayman, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen.