In case you haven’t yet heard, the Porsche Cayman GT4 achieved an official, documented hot lap on the Nürburgring Nordschleife of 7 minutes, 40 seconds. That’s an incredible feat, putting the new top-level Cayman variant right up there with the 997-gen Porsche 911 GT3, Mercedes SLR McLaren, and just a few ticks behind the excellent Lexus LFA.
It goes without saying that both in terms of nomenclature, and in terms of raw performance, the Porsche Cayman GT4 was bred with the track in-mind. To celebrate the elite sportscar’s conquering of the Nürburgring, Porsche put out this adrenaline-inducing and glamorous video of the GT4 tackling the curves of the Green Hell.
Holy cow, the car sounds terrific.
Granted, who knows how much of that lies in the video’s post-production. And on that note, a post from Jalopnik reveals that the folks at Bridge to Gantry take umbrage with said post-production.
See, we like to think that excepting those who work, drive, and live on the Nürburgring just about daily, the guys at Bridge to Gantry are just about some of the most well-acquainted Nordschleife historians on the planet. As such, our inclination is to take them at their word. And according to them, plenty of the corners in this promotional Porsche Cayman GT4 video are faked, whether that be through computer rendering, or clever photographic tricks.
They don’t doubt the 7:40 Porsche Cayman GT4 ‘Ring time, mind you; they simply don’t believe that this promotional video was actually shot entirely on the Nürburgring. We aren’t expert enough to weigh in one way or the other, but we have more than half a mind to trust their judgment.
At any rate, knowing this doesn’t detract from the sky-high levels of pure enjoyment and excitement that we undergo viewing the video. Call us crazy, but we’ll willfully close-off our minds to the possibility that it’s fake, and buy whole-heartedly into the sultry, fantastic, blood-rushing lie: