The 2015 Geneva Motor Show has come along and left us with (among other things) the new Porsche Cayman GT4; the car that’s been built to scratch the itch of every hardcore and demanding mid-engined Porsche enthusiast in the world.
But has it managed? Or is there room for a Cayman with a little more go-fast gusto?
The folks over at Evo recently sat down with Porsche Motorsport Head Andreas Preuninger, who suggested that a Porsche Cayman GT4 RS could by all means become a reality. “We underestimated the success of the Cayman GT4, which shows that we were right with the concept,” Preuninger told the site. “In England, within three days two years of cars were sold. It happened in Sweden, it happened in Germany… everywhere.”
After all, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS was also just unveiled in Geneva; why should the rear-engined cars get to have all the fun? While a Porsche Cayman GT4 RS could conceivably chip away still more at the mighty 911’s pedestal, we prefer not to think of that at all. Instead, we like to think that Porsche is finally showing the same dedication to maximizing the mid-engined layout as it did to working out a car with the engine in the rear. It’s overdue, if anything.
Preuninger also told the Evo guys: “This is just the beginning of the era. I would be interested in doing a Cayman GT4 RS version, but at the moment we didn’t even talk about such a thing. If the customers call for something like this we could think about it.” Please be sure to write your local Porsche spokespersons about such a thing, boys and girls.