Porsche unveils new Cayman racer to be homologated in GT4

Porsche has unveiled the new Cayman club racer set to be homologated in the GT4 category next year

Porsche unveils new Cayman racer to be homologated in GT4

The wraps came off the 385bhp Cayman GT4 Clubsport as scheduled at the Los Angeles motor show today.

The car, which is based on the road-going Cayman GT4, has been conceived as an entry-level racer that will sit under its existing range of GTE, GT3 and one-make Cup contenders based on the 911.

The Clubsport GT4 has not been specifically developed for the category with which it shares its name, but Porsche motorsport vice-president Frank-Steffen Walliser revealed the marque's ambitions to homologate the car for GT4 racing last month.

"Our priority is to produce an attractive car for customers and then homologation for GT4 will come some time later next year," he told AUTOSPORT.

That would mean the car would become eligible for the secondary class of the British GT Championship, in which a GT4-spec Cayman developed by the German PROsport Performance squad raced at the series finale at Donington Park in September.

The Clubsport is also set to be homologated for the VLN long-distance championship on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife and the Continental Sports Car Series in the USA.

The new Cayman racer, which is to be built on the road car production line, is powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six engine and has a double-clutch six-speed paddle shift transmission.

It borrows its front suspension from the latest 991-shape 911 GT3 Cup one-make racer.

A price of $165,000 (equivalent to £108,000) has been announced for the US market.

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