The latest member of Porsche’s GT family has finally arrived—the 2016 Cayman GT4. It may not be as impressive as its uber-popular stable-mate, the classic Cayman, but it surely breaks performance. In the segment where Porsche unquestionably dominates, GT4 lands on third place.
Under the Hood
It is a driver’s car with its 6-speed manual gearbox and the mid-placed flat 6 engine can summon 385 of horsepower and 309 lb.-ft of torque. GT4 actually got a larger engine compared to any of its Cayman brethren but uses a lighter flywheel. It is good enough to sprint the 0-60mph time in mere 4.1 seconds; and since it comes with manual transmission, drivers are permitted to be saturated on their driving prowess.
Power and Performance
GT4 is authentically Porsche and genuinely a Cayman simply because it excels in these two: power and performance. Though it may not be as quick as Cayman GTS at road-legal speeds, its steering is the best available type as per record. On skidpad, though, GT4 exerts reliability as opposed to Cayman GTS. It shows reduced grip even if it has the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. On racetrack, it is a total performer and even Andreas Preuninger certifies unto this. He stated that even Carrera S is more powerful and more expensive, GT4 beats it when it comes to speed.
- Category : Sports car
- Engine : DOHC 24-valve flat-6, mid placement
- Transmission : 6-speed manual
- Drivetrain : RWD
- Power : 385hp
- Torque : 309 lb.-ft.
- 0-60 mph : 4.1 seconds
- Top Speed : 183mph (drag limited, mfr’s estimate)
- Mileage : (city) 18 MPG; (highway) 23 MPG
- Price : starting at $85,595 to $104,815 (as tested)