The Germans do it again. Porsche brings us an extremely fun and brutal machine to play with. The 2016 Cayman GT4 is visceral and don’t want any assistance when hit the road. Less technology, more fun, I think.
With a classic engine from previous models, the 2016 Cayman GT4 represents a pure driving experience, when the abilities of the driver are more determining than before. A track-focused Cayman for everyone with a big budget.
Let’s review some of the main features.
Engine and Forceful-Specs for the 2016 Cayman GT4
The 2016 Cayman GT4 packs a naturally aspirated 3.8 L flat-six coming from the 911 Carrera S. This creature can produce 385 hp at 7400 RPM and 309 lb-ft of maximum torque.
The standard six-speed manual transmission had become the favorite feature for the experts. It provides an extremely fun driving experience, more oriented to hitting the track with fury and little brain. This setup allows the Cayman GT4 to go from standstill to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and topping a speed of 183 mph (294 km/h).
The long gear ratios from the gearbox are highly criticized by the specialized media, who thinks this directly affects the performance and the acceleration.
In other subjects, the braking capacity come from the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system, called as PCCB. It also features 20-inch beautiful wheels with Michelin Pilot Sports Cup 2 tires.
The Sports Exhaust system exploits the engine’s outcome in order to create the loudest ride possible, always delivering racing-like moments.
Improved Form and Driving Skills
The 2016 Cayman GT4 design is the always classic from Porsche, this time with a more threatening and aggressive stance. The chassis is made of almost all the 911 GT3 components.
This wild rear-wheel-drive supercar has a front fascia dedicated to maximizing cooling through radiators and excels in terms of downforce. In this matter, downforce reaches a performance of 220 lb (99 kg) of performance, thanks to both front air takes and rear wing.
Deeper front splitter for even more aerodynamic capacities. The large side air intakes have the greatest role at cooling and feeding the naturally-aspirated engine.
Its improved aerodynamic and downforce maintain the GT4 held to the road, but for many reasons, it is really hard to control on wet pavement. Despite this, the critically-acclaimed manual gearbox makes this Cayman a worthy experience.
The interior was designed under the common guidelines of Porsche. The seats, even the sport-focused carbon fiber ones are good enough, providing comfort and a good position during diving. The visibility isn’t decreased by the composition and form of the seats, like other similar sports cars.
On the 2016 Cayman GT4, the user will have only the equipment necessary. Air conditioner, stereo, and 7-inch screen works fine. Porsche didn’t reduce more than necessary. The pull-strap door handles feels really good, improving the racing-like experience.
The Bottom Line
The new 2016 Cayman GT4 has a more aggressive stand, based on the line classic design without a doubt. The ride is both exciting and smooth. A brute jaunt. In fact, on paper, it is the fastest Cayman ever produced by the German maker.
The GT4 offers a driving experience free of electronic intervention. Pure track-like performance ready to hit the road. Officially, the 2016 Cayman GT4 has an estimated price tag of US$85.595.
But, there are several reports of scarce units available at this price. In this interesting situation, Porsche dealers are selling it above the US$100.000 mark.
About some serious competition, only the 911 GT3 is on the same segment with an even higher performance, but the specialized media is convinced that it isn’t necessary better due to its greater specs. Mainly, the manual gearbox makes the 2016 Cayman GT4 too good to be true.