Reviewing the latest photos and video of the Cayman GT4 is quite perplexing. Who is this $84k machine aimed at?>
Perhaps 911 GT3 aspirers, but for half the cash?
The 4.2-second sprint to 60, intensely upgraded aero all around, sport exhaust and slammed ride height all point firmly toward the racetrack.
But even Porsche knows it has a problem: there is no Cayman badge on the back of the car. Just Porsche and GT4 letters to mark out the model.
And that is the crux of it: this is a halo Cayman that hopes to ramp up excitement around the $52k Cayman… but this GT4 appears is embarrassed about that link.
Not a happy place, for this car, no matter how joyful the drive experience undoubtedly is. The options and builder bumps the price up even more radically: custom paints, race seats or adaptive sport seats and other goodies can take the car’s price to $99k. Fierce competition in that price range, obviously, from Porsche’s signature model. Not to mention the Corvette Z06, Nissan GT-R, BMW M5, Mercedes CLS63 AMG……..
So who is this GT4 actually… “for”?
At the end of the day, this car is still massively over-priced and under-amazing. There is nothing on this GT4 that justifies a $30k price bump. It is basically a few spoilers, an ECU reflash and new muffler.
2016 Porsche CAYMAN GT4
The new Cayman GT4 is a huge bit of news! An ultra-hardcore model with 380-horsepower and a chassis overhaul complete with 911 GT3 tech bits throughout, this sweet new Cayman flagship will make many Porsche Club members thrilled.