It was pretty much inevitable – Porsche was bound to bring us something fresh based on the new 718 Cayman utilizing the inspiration from their lineage of “RS” 911s. In a mid-engine platform, the 718 is a champion that many gloss over mostly due to what the Porsche 911 embodies. However, like myself, many have come to appreciate all of what the 718 is made of and with an all-new 718 Cayman GT4 RS there’s a new hype surrounding the Porsche brand in terms of affordability in a “high performance” variation of their lineup.

The new 2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is one of the few last hurrahs in the automotive industry that stuns enthusiasts with an internal combustion engine, one that is naturally aspirated and has the proper collective of parts to instill automotive bliss.

2023 porsche 718 cayman gt4 rs side

Powered by the same flat-6-cylinder engine in the new 911 GT3, the GT4 RS is happy to rev to 9,000 rpm to make 493 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. That power figure may be a little short of the new 911 GT3’s 502 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque but it’s not due to any detuning. Instead, the GT4 RS’ output is a little down from the need for longer exhaust pipes and intake packaging to fit the confines of the mid-engined setup of the 718 Cayman.

There’s also a lot of different materials used throughout the 418 Cayman GT4 RS not only making it unique but adding a performance-enhancing purpose to every single change. There are carbon fiber inlets where the Cayman’s rear quarter windows would

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By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: New Car Preview: 2023 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
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Published Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 15:35:40 +0000