By   October 16, 2015

Porsche Cayman GT

Porsche Cayman GT4

When we first heard of the Porsche Cayman GT4 the first thing we thought was that it has finally been built. The Cayman (and Boxster) platform has always been held back to keep it from threatening the 911. Thanks to its mid-engine layout the GT4 is much more balanced than its rear-engined sibling.

The keys to the high performance version of the Cayman is an engine sourced from the 911 Carrera S and many suspension parts from the GT3. It is wider and has more aggressive styling that just begs for you to drive it hard.

The 3.8-liter flat-six engine puts out a strong 385 horsepower. The power plant is mated to a manual transmission and a dual-clutch transmission is only available in the track oriented Clubsport model.

With details like seats that are the same as in a 918 Spyder and the colored cord door handles it gives the feel of a much more expensive machine. It must be taken on a track to be truly enjoyed and yet it can be a perfect daily driver.

In this video from our friends at XCAR they drive the GT4 on some great back roads. They also talk about why the Cayman may just be the perfect sports car. It does have a few small imperfections, but overall it is quite possibly the best sports car currently available (we’ll sort of, since they are all accounted for).

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