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News New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS to Debut in November

New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS to Debut in November

If Porsche affixes an “RS” to any of its cars, it’ll be the best of the best like the new 718 GT4 RS


  • The GT4 RS is a real RS.

  • It lapped the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in 7:04.511 minutes.

  • That’s 23.6 seconds faster than the 718 Cayman GT4.


Porsche will officially reveal the 718 Cayman GT4 RS next month and the premium sports car brand says it is ready for the spotlight.

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Prototype | Photo: Porsche

Porsche is not a brand known for throwing around trims and badges lightly. If one of their vehicles sports a GTS or a Turbo badge, everyone knows exactly what to expect. The lesser-used “RS” moniker commands even more respect than the latter and, on production cars, has only been associated with the 911 in recent memory.

“The 718 Cayman GT4 RS is an uncompromising driving machine. It feels as nimble as a go-kart on mountain roads, yet is impressively stable and well-balanced on the racetrack. Otherwise, such a lap time wouldn’t even be possible,” says Jörg Bergmeister, brand ambassador and development driver. “The GT4 RS is one of the sharpest cars Porsche has ever developed. And you really have had to experience the breathtaking noise it makes for yourself,”

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The 718 Cayman GT4 RS will be fitted will all the necessary accessories to make it a true RS, namely a racing seat, more downforce, more power, and an even higher level of responsiveness and feedback to driver inputs than the already ultra-impressive Cayman GT4.

With Bergmeister at the wheel, the Cayman GT4 RS set a 7:04.511 minutes lap time of the shorter 20.6 km track, or a whopping 23.6 seconds faster than its little brother, the 718 Cayman GT4. On the longer 20.832-kilometre Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit, a lightly disguised production GT4 RS completed the lap in only 7:09.300 minutes. This is one car we really hope to drive next year.

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Prototype | Photo: Porsche

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Prototype | Photo: Porsche

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Prototype | Photo: Porsche

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Prototype | Photo: Porsche

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Prototype | Photo: Porsche

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Prototype | Photo: Porsche

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Prototype | Photo: Porsche

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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