Want the narrowly focused, high-performance new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS even more narrowly focused and with even more performance? Have $229,000 and a desire to take your mid-engine Porsche racing and never, say, on actual streets? Then the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport is just the ticket!
The Clubsport is the racing version of the Cayman GT4 RS, itself the most muscular production 718 Cayman sports car you can buy. Homologated for SRO racing worldwide, the Clubsport is even harder-core than its street-roaming sibling, with the 911 GT3 Cup car’s 4.0-liter flat-six and a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission featuring shorter ratios than the old GT4 Clubsport‘s six-speed unit.
Not only does that GT3 engine net the Clubsport a whopping 75 more horsepower than it had in its previous, non-RS incarnation sold between 2019 and now (which used a smaller 3.8-liter engine), it edges out the regular GT4 RS’s (also GT3-derived) 4.0-liter six by seven ponies. That peak 500 hp arrives at 8,300 rpm, 800 higher than in the 3.8L, and the new flat-six can rev to the same 9,000 rpm as the road car’s unit. Peak torque rises from 313 lb-ft to 343 lb-ft at a lower 6,000 rpm; that torque figure also beats the roadgoing GT4 RS’s by 13 lb-ft.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.