As we reported last week, Porsche Motorsport has built a Cayman GT4 Clubsport rally car, which is great news for rally fans.
Now Porsche has revealed more official information about it, and we’ve got a look at what the car looks like as it hits the gravel.
Set to appear with Porsche works driver Romain Dumas at the wheel as the course car during Rally Germany, the Cayman GT4 rally car is undergoing testing and evaluation.
It’s running Porsche’s 3.8-litre flat-six in rear-drive form, tuned for 283kW, with a PDK gearbox.
To increase its rallying capability, it’s got full underbody protection and pod lights mounted to the bonnet, as well as ‘an energy-absorbing foam element’ in the doors as found in WRC cars to absorb damage upon impact – something only recently added to rallying’s top tier.
Porsche VP of Motorsport and GT Cars Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser says the hype around the car could lead to the development of a proper Cayman rally car.
That other mid-engine rally car: Stratos driven
“We’re looking forward to seeing how the rally world responds to our FIA R-GT concept study,” says Walliser.
“I would like to invite every interested driver and team principal to visit the service park and take a close look at our rally concept car.
“Based on the feedback and the interest from potential customers, we will then decide by the end of the year whether we’ll develop in the mid-term a competition car for near-standard rallying based on a future Porsche model.”
Keep an eye out for the Cayman GT4 rally car at Rallye Deutschland, from 16-19 August.