Looking for a new toy for trackdays? Porsche recently revealed the all-new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, a successor to the Cayman GT4 Clubsport introduced three years back. Like it’s predecessor, the new Clubsport model is not homologated for road use, instead it is strictly for track use only.
So what’s new on the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport? Porsche says it now uses body panels made out of lightweight natural-fiber composite materials such as flax or hemp fibers. According to the automaker, the material is more sustainable to make than carbon fiber but features similar properties in terms of weight and rigidity. It also gets a revised aero setup which helps produce more downforce.
While the road-going 718 Cayman did ditch its flat-six for a turbocharged flat-four, the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport continues to use the same 3.8-liter flat-six found in the previous Clubsport model. Power output is now up at 425 PS from the previous 380 PS thanks to a new intake manifold. It is then sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed PDK transmission.
Step inside the GT4 Clubsport, and a welded-in roll cage, bucket seats, and a six-point harness come standard. Suspension-wise, it uses the front suspension arrangement as the 911 GT3 Cup car. Large brakes all around together with a brake booster help stop the car. The forged wheels are then wrapped in grippy Michelin slick tires. All in all, the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport only weighs 1,320kg.
Porsche will be offering the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport in two versions – Competition and Trackday. As the name implies, the Trackday version is intended for those who want a weekend track car for both private track and clubsport events. It continues to have ABS, ESC and traction control which can be turned off. In fact, it even still have air-conditioning. Meanwhile, the Competition is intended for privateers or racing teams. It has adjustable shock absorbers, a larger fuel tank and a quick release steering wheel from the 911 GT3 R.