Price (as tested) 💲: $178,900
Powertrain ⚙️: 4.0-liter Flat 6-cylinder
Output 💪: 493 hp/331 lb-ft of torque
Transmission 🕹: 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic
0-60 MPH 🚦: 2.9 seconds
Top Speed 💥: 196 mph
MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 15 city/17 hwy/16 combined
Curb weight ⚖️: 3,242 lbs
All star teams, bacon burgers, kite surfing, and the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS.
What do they all have in common?
An effort to combine the best elements of each category into a single, ultimate product.
Some combos work incredibly well (is a burger ever NOT better with bacon?), but others can create a worse result than the individual components (the problem with all-star teams? A bunch of all-star egos).
The Cayman GT4 RS should be spectacular. Plop the 911 GT3’s 4-liter flat-6 in the Cayman’s mid-engine architecture, pull the limited-slip differential from the GT3, tweak the PDK with GT3 RS software and shorter gearing, and finish it off with GT3-derived aerodynamics. It’s a Porsche fan’s deepest desire.
But when forum rants meet the road, the GT4 RS doesn’t deliver on dreams – it screams you awake with 9,000 rpm of expletives.
Intakes mere inches from your ears, a blaring 6-cylinder riding where insurance-friendly seats might otherwise go, and neural-linked steering found between your hands, the RS is a consuming driving experience.
The only thing better than flogging the Cayman GT4 RS on an open canyon road is finding a small burger joint at the end with a 3-item menu: