If ever there was any doubt in your mind as to whether the Porsche Cayman GT4 could possibly live up to the hype, we have something to show you; Motor Trend just took the car out to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for a hot lap and evaluation by Randy Pobst, and he hops out of the driver’s seat thoroughly impressed.
According to Mr. Pobst, the Porsche Cayman GT4 isn’t entirely without deficiencies. For instance, the racing driver noticed an unsavory amount of understeer mid-corner, and remarks that he had to consciously remind himself to delay getting back on the throttle. And, he says, the Porsche Cayman GT4’s gearing is a bit too tall for the track; second gear is good for over 80 mph, he says. The car could perhaps do with a shorter final drive ratio.
But all in all, everything from the power, to the braking, to the competency of the chassis is more than satisfactory on the Porsche Cayman GT4. It almost makes one wonder: if Porsche were to push its mid-engined sportscar to the absolute practical limit, would the rear-engined 911 finally see itself entirely left in the dust?