Porsche’s New 2022 718 Cayman GT4 RS to Arrive in Australia
Powered by an updated version of the GT4’s 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six engine
Porsche has unveiled a faster, grittier, and hardcore take on its 718 sports cars yet, the all-new 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS. The car will be available in Australian showrooms from 2022.
The 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS will be powered by an updated version of the ‘standard’ GT4’s 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six engine, developing 368kW and 450Nm. It will also have a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The car is expected to reach 0-100km/h in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 315km/h in seventh gear.
The 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS will have air vents above the front wheel arches, a deeper front splitter with projecting end plates, NACA bonnet ducts, carbon-fibre bonnet and a swan neck rear wing, all combining for a 25 per cent increase in downforce
The car also has intakes in place at rear side windows, which help feed air to the mid-mounted engine and improve engine sound. It also has 20-inch centre-locking, forged aluminium alloy wheels as standard.
It also has unique suspension ball joints, RS-specific dampers, modified spring and anti-roll bar rates.
The 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS weighs 1415 kgs, and the less weight is thanks to the carbon-fibre reinforced plastic used for the front quarters and bonnet, reduced sound deadening, lightweight rear glass, and lightweight door panels with textile loops. It also has lightweight carpets and storage nets, not plastic door bins.
Inside the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS, you will find a new gear selector and a suede steering wheel. Australia’s standard features will include cruise control (manual), auto-dimming mirrors with rain sensors, rear parking sensors, the Light Design Package, a reversing camera, and digital radio.
Buyers keen maxing out the performance can choose the Weissach package, which adds a carbon weave finish for the bonnet, cover of the airbox, window and body side air intakes, exterior mirror caps and rear wing.
Also included in this pack is a titanium half roll cage, a Race-Tex suede dashboard, Porsche logo in the rear window, and a set of titanium tailpipes. The Weissach package buyers can also opt for 20-inch forged magnesium wheels for an additional cost.
With the performance upgrades Porsche was able to do a Nurburgring Nordschleife lap time of 7:09.300 around the official 20.832km layout of the circuit, or 7:04.511 for the shorter 20.6km configuration – the latter was 23.6 seconds quicker than a standard GT4, and 9 seconds slower than the 992 generation of 911 GT3.
The highlights inside include racing bucket seats, a new gear selector and a suede steering wheel.The Weissach pack cars features black leather and blue suede seat upholstery, appropriate badging, and blue stitching for contrast.
Porsche customers can also opt for a bespoke Porsche Design chronography, with coloured internals, RS badging, with a dark grey finish.
The standard features in Australia include auto-dimming mirrors with rain sensors, cruise control for manual, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, the Light Design Package, and digital radio.
The 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS will arrive in Australia in mid-2022. Pricing starts at AU$300,800, but expect them to sell out quickly.
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
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