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Porsche have introduced the new Cayman GT4, with a 911-based motor and a proper manual transmission.

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The new Cayman GT4 is the latest addition to the iconic brand’s GT line of high-performance sports cars. Based on the Cayman, the GT4 shares more than spirit with the 911 GT3. It sits 30mm lower than the standard car. The motor, a 3.8-litre flat-six motor from the 911 Carrera S, has been tuned down to 385 PS, giving the mid-engined sports car a much-appreciated performance bump. What’s more, a six-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels is the only available configuration.

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The Cayman GT4 has lapped the Nürburgring in 7:40, putting it at the head of its class. It accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and goes on to a top whack of 294 km/h. The Cayman GT4 gets three obvious large air intakes on the nose and a big wing on the back. Options include the Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes, CFRP seats, and two package options: the Sports Chrono or a Club Sport.

The Porsche Cayman GT4 goes on will be priced £64,451 (Rs 60 lakh) in the UK and Ireland but will celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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Porsche 911 Targa 4 Targa 4S Launch India web

Porsche India, meanwhile, have formally launched the 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S models. The Targa 4 is powered by the 3.4-litre flat-six with 350 PS and 390 Nm of torque, and costs Rs 1.56 crore. The 4S gets the larger 3.8-litre motor with 400 PS and 440 Nm, and is priced at Rs 1.76 crore; both prices ex-Maharashtra. The 4S can be optionally equipped with the Carrera S Powerkit which boosts output to GTS levels with a jump of 30 PS.

Story: Jim Gorde


About the author: Jim Gorde


Automotive Correspondent at Bike India and Car India.
Believes that learning never stops. Loves V8 engines as much as a good breakfast.
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