When Porsche unmasked the Cayman GT4 Clubsport back in 2015, it was essentially a watered down 911 GT3 Cup race car. Porsche took the already capable Cayman GT4, put it through a strict diet and slapped on some 911 GT3 Cup parts on to produce the FIA-compliant Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
Also in the same year, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) surprised Malaysians with the manual only Cayman GT4. Understanding very well that while the Cayman GT4 may have track-oriented components, it does not offer the full fledge race car experience. If you’ve always been keen on piloting a Porsche race car but stepping into a GT3 Cup car is just a stretch too far, SDAP has the perfect solution for you – the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
|Name||Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport|
|Engine||3.8-litre naturally aspirated straight-six|
|Transmission||6-speed dual clutch PDK automatic|
|Max Power||385 hp|
|Max Torque||420 Nm|
First, let’s draw our attention to the gearbox. The six-speed manual transmission is replaced by a race optimised six-speed dual clutch PDK automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Enthusiasts may mourn over the lack of driving engagement with the PDK, but trust us, in a race prepped car you won’t miss it at all.
The PDK gearbox is mated to a 911 Carrera S sourced 3.8-litre naturally aspirated straight-six engine to send 385 hp and 420 Nm of torque to the rear wheels. No performance figures were revealed to us but it should outperform the standard 4.4 seconds century sprint time.
To transform the regular car to a full on race car, Porsche has fitted the GT4 Clubsport with a mechanical rear-axle locking differential, spring-strut front suspension taken from the GT3 Cup, 380 mm steel brake disc all round, larger rear wing, welded-in safety cage and a racing bucket seats with six-point harness. The Malaysian unit gets an upgraded 100-litres safety fuel tank and 24-hours headlamp system.
As mentioned before, the GT4 Clubsport had some extensive weight savings. The interior was completely stripped, down to the head linings. Even the side doors were swapped out for carbon fibre material and the side windows are now plastic. The carbon doors are so light that even the slightest gust of wind is enough to swing it wide open.
SDAP claims that this would be the perfect bridge between road cars and the GT3 Cup cars for amateur, young and gentleman drivers. For those keen on the Porsche GT4 Clubsport, further enquiries can be made directly to SDAP at +603 5030 9911.