Where most of Porsche’s racing efforts are focused on its 919 e-hybrid, and the automaker offers a variety of 911-based race cars to its racing customers, there is reportedly a new Porsche Cayman GT4 race car in the works for teams that are more, erm, strapped for cash.
Every Cayman-based race car up to this point has been constructed by an individual team, and not the factory. But while the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, the 911 RSR, the (soon to-be dropped) 911 GT America, and others compete in the mid- to high-level classes in various racing series, Porsche still won’t have a lower-level offering for racing customers until this Cayman GT4 comes to market.
The Porsche Cayman GT4 race car is expected to compete with the likes of the Nissan 370Z Nismo GT4, as well as the coming BMW M235i racing car that’s set to replace the old M3 GT4. A road-going version of the Cayman GT4 to slot above the range-topping Cayman GTS is also in the pre-production phase, with a prototype recently having been spotted testing at the Nürburgring.