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Old 07-10-2014, 01:12 PM
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3.8L TT is not going to happen. It'll either be 3.8L NA (most likely) or turbo 3.0L from facelift Carrera/S (less likely). It's possible that they were testing with 3.8L TT on the Ring, simply because that's the only currently available plug-and-play motor available on the shelf.

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Old 07-10-2014, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by sin911 View Post
Holy ****! The Cayman GTS made the same lap time as a 996 GT3, and the 996 had AD08 tires, rose joint suspension bits and pagid pads. Wow! I was not expecting that.

Guys, this Cayman GT4 is going to be a beast! I just hope they will keep it N/A...
The telling thing for me was when he was driving the GT3, you heard him say "I want this car". It's softer on the track, etc, and might even be slower on identical tires and particularly if the GTS was speced with PDK, but ask him which one he'd rather drive...

So far that's been my experience with the Cayman, close but not quite, and that's the real challenge for the GT4 I think. On paper it's the smaller platform and should have a shot at it, but we'll see if it can capture the 911 magic.
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Seems like a huge leap from GTS to this fantasy turbo charged Unicorn.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Petevb View Post
So far that's been my experience with the Cayman, close but not quite, and that's the real challenge for the GT4 I think. On paper it's the smaller platform and should have a shot at it, but we'll see if it can capture the 911 magic.
Will also be interesting to see if the 991 can capture the 911 magic (I've only driven C2S and it didn't)
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WTF Porsche. Its not complicated just do this:
Cayman 275hp
Cayman S 325hp
Cayman GTS 340hp
Cayman R 370hp (3.4L from 991 w/ tune)
Cayman RS 400hp (3.8L from 991S)
Cayman GT4 430hp (3.8L from 991S 50th ed.)
Cayman GT4 RS 460hp (3.8L from GT3 w/ detune)
Cayman GT5 RS 620hp (3.6L from G2RS )

Where do I sign?

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Old 07-10-2014, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
WTF Porsche. Its not complicated just do this:
Cayman 275hp
Cayman S 325hp
Cayman GTS 340hp
Cayman R 370hp (3.4L from 991 w/ tune)
Cayman RS 400hp (3.8L from 991S)
Cayman GT4 430hp (3.8L from 991S 50th ed.)
Cayman GT4 RS 460hp (3.8L from GT3 w/ detune)
Cayman GT5 RS 620hp (3.6L from G2RS )

Where do I sign?
GT numbers go down, not up, with more power. Perhaps if I pooped on your head, you would have gotten it right?
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
WTF Porsche. Its not complicated just do this:
Cayman 275hp
Cayman S 325hp
Cayman GTS 340hp
Cayman R 370hp (3.4L from 991 w/ tune)
Cayman RS 400hp (3.8L from 991S)
Cayman GT4 430hp (3.8L from 991S 50th ed.)
Cayman GT4 RS 460hp (3.8L from GT3 w/ detune)
Cayman GT5 RS 620hp (3.6L from G2RS )
Why detune the GT3 motor? BTW, how much do you think you'd need to pay the Porsche Exclusive guys to make that car for you, with a manual...? Do they even do that kind of thing any more? Or do you just need to be a oil sheikh with sealed lips?

I don't see the Cayman chassis ever putting 620 hp to the ground with any kind of grace. Not with struts at the rear, anyway- those engineers are good, but they are not that good...
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:09 PM
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Even if the Cayman GT4 puts has 400hp that will be very interesting to me at least...
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:22 PM
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I look at the suspension set-up, wheels/tires, brakes, and aero on that prototype, and have a hard time believing they will put an off-the-shelf engine in it. Unfortunately, a variation of the GT3 engine or a new turbo-4 (would be my bet) means PDK only, which is a deal-breaker for me. So I'm not getting my hopes up.
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Originally Posted by Cyrek View Post
turbo charged Unicorn.
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Originally Posted by MayorAdamWest View Post
GT numbers go down, not up, with more power. Perhaps if I pooped on your head, you would have gotten it right?
dont you mean my feet?!

anyway my sales contact has an uncle whos son's friend works in a starbucks near the factory and he overheard some Porsches engineers mention that it will work the opposite way on the Cayman platform. there you have it.
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MayorAdamWest- I did need a good laugh. That was actually funny
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From latest issue of Panorama (PCA Mag):

"*PORSCHE MOTORSPORTS *in Weissach has been testing a version of the 981 Cayman referred to as the "GT4" - with, apparently, plans to homologate the car for GT racing when it goes into production in 2015. That would mark a watershed departure from Porsche's historic philosophy that its 911 is the "flagship", the "one and only" model approved for racing - a cause for heartache among racers who believe that the mid-engine Cayman would be the ideal model in which to compete.

The car is said to be powered by a 3.6-liter flat six developing 400 hp. Curb weight has been reduced to 1300 kg (2866 lbs) vs. 1345 kg (2965 lbs) of the GTS. A reworked PDK appears to be part of the plan. The car will have much in common with the 911 GT3RS, which in itself is the subject of a hot rumor in Germany."
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Originally Posted by GrantG View Post
From latest issue of Panorama (PCA Mag): "*PORSCHE MOTORSPORTS *in Weissach has been testing a version of the 981 Cayman referred to as the "GT4" - with, apparently, plans to homologate the car for GT racing when it goes into production in 2015. That would mark a watershed departure from Porsche's historic philosophy that its 911 is the "flagship", the "one and only" model approved for racing - a cause for heartache among racers who believe that the mid-engine Cayman would be the ideal model in which to compete. The car is said to be powered by a 3.6-liter flat six developing 400 hp. Curb weight has been reduced to 1300 kg (2866 lbs) vs. 1345 kg (2965 lbs) of the GTS. A reworked PDK appears to be part of the plan. The car will have much in common with the 911 GT3RS, which in itself is the subject of a hot rumor in Germany."
WOW. Thanks for posting. Wonder about the engine specifics. And no mention of stick option?
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Originally Posted by GrantG View Post
From latest issue of Panorama (PCA Mag):

"*PORSCHE MOTORSPORTS *in Weissach has been testing a version of the 981 Cayman referred to as the "GT4" - with, apparently, plans to homologate the car for GT racing when it goes into production in 2015. That would mark a watershed departure from Porsche's historic philosophy that its 911 is the "flagship", the "one and only" model approved for racing - a cause for heartache among racers who believe that the mid-engine Cayman would be the ideal model in which to compete.

The car is said to be powered by a 3.6-liter flat six developing 400 hp. Curb weight has been reduced to 1300 kg (2866 lbs) vs. 1345 kg (2965 lbs) of the GTS. A reworked PDK appears to be part of the plan. The car will have much in common with the 911 GT3RS, which in itself is the subject of a hot rumor in Germany."
That sounds.... fun

I know everything is still rumor and conjecture with the GT4 but that does sound like a very plausible outcome. If it does have a lot in common with the GT3-RS (rumored to be ~150k USD) it does make me wonder if the GT4 might start at 100k USD or higher when it finally does come to market.

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