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Porsche Cayman GT4 RS confirmed via dealer tweet?

February 13, 2017

The Porsche Cayman GT4 is one of the purest machines you can buy, with a 3.8-litre, 283kW/420Nm flat-six borrowed from its big brother the 911, but mounted amidships, in an 80kg lighter package than the GT3 RS. Unlike that car, it is exclusively available with a proper six-speed manual, instead of the PDK seven-speeder of the larger, rear-engined car.

If a Tweet from Porsche Centre Brisbane is to be believed, the 4.0-litre from the GT3 RS might be migrating to the mid-engined and supposedly entry-level sports car.

In the GT3 RS, the 4.0-litre makes 368kW and 460Nm, and has an 8800rpm redline. With this kind of power it could become the quickest Cayman ever.

All examples sent to Australia of the GT4 were quickly snapped up, so a GT4 RS would no doubt be a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scenario.

In an age where most cars have become turbocharged and the dual-clutch gearbox reigns supreme, the idea of a big-banger naturally aspirated Porsche with a manual gearbox fills us with excitement.

This car may be revealed at the Geneva motor show, so we will keep you updated. Porsche is yet to officially confirm the news.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.