How does the 2020 Porsche Cayman 718 GT4 differ from the previous generation? Let’s start with the rear wing which produces 20% more downforce, add to that the rear diffuser that came from the 718 Spyder that was released at the same time as the GT4 & it wasn’t part of the GT4’s design process. The previous engine was a 3.8 litre, the new one is now a specific GT developed engine. The engine is now a 4.0 litre & will rev up to 8000 rpm. This engine produces 420hp, 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 304km/h.
Going from the rear of the car, we will now go to the front and talk aero, this is where Porsche have introduced their “Air curtains”, which are located each side of the front bumper in front of the front wheels. These air curtains are design to channel the air from the front bumper and accelerate the air down the side of the GT4 for improved aero. The front bumper splitter is also larger from the previous GT4, the new GT4 gets newly design wheels exclusively for the GT4 which are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres which have been developed for this car. You can option to have carbon ceramic brakes on the new GT4 which are the same as its big brother the GT3 RS. Also borrowed from its bigger sibling the GT3 is all the suspension.
On to the interior, which has had some small revisions from the previous generation, these include the updated infotainment system with Apple Car play. The interior includes the 918 carbon backed bucket seats and the most important part, the short throw six-speed manual gearbox. Porsche have also renamed a button near the gear stick, from “Sport Mode” to “Auto Blip”. Where before Sport Mode did the auto blip for rev matching like heel and toeing. This model allows you to switch that off so you can heel and toe and interact with the car yourself.
At the end of the day, you can get yourself a mid-engine Porsche which is the top of the range in its line up or spend $25k more for a more traditional rear-engine 911. So many models, so many choices.