In the past, Porsche has been accused of purposely watering down or limiting the performance of its smaller mid-engined sports cars, the Cayman and Boxster, so they do not begin to step on the heels of the ever-important 911. Those days might soon be over though, as the Stuttgart-based automaker has just been caught testing a hard-core GT4 version of the Cayman at the Nurburgring.
The changes done to this Cayman are immediately apparent. The front end is reminiscent of the 991-generation 911 GT3 with aggressive aero and intakes which appear large enough to fit your head in. A large wing at the back and lightweight alloy wheels with enlarged brakes at all four corners round out the visible performance enhancements on the prototype.
The spy shots, originally posted by Autoblog, don’t tell the whole story of this hopped-up Cayman. The best part about a Porsche is the way it drives, so we’re itching to find out what alterations to the chassis, suspension and engine were made in going from the GTS to the GT4. That info will trickle out eventually, in the meantime, you can check out the spy photos right here.