The Porsche Cayman GT4 just may be a perfect car. It has suspension components from the track tested 911 GT3, an engine from a 911 Carrera S and a six-speed manual transmission all in a mid-engined package.
The GT4 is perfect for track days, weekend drives on a winding road or a daily commute. The styling gives a hint that this is not a normal Cayman in the same way a GT3 separates itself from Carrera. But can it be even better?
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If you had attended the Pebble Breach Concours d’Elegance a few years ago and then attended this year then you may have been asking where the Porsche display was. For a number of years the German performance car maker had a display at the top of Peter Hay Hill.
However, the last few years this has not been the case and their presence of the headline event of Monterey Car Week has been absent. Just where has Porsche been during Pebble Beach?
Monterey Car Week is about to hit its grand finale with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In the time leading up to the show we have captured quite a few images of some of the impressive cars in the area. Many are on display and there are also quite a few just driving around the Monterey area to attend various events.
Below are some of the pictures that we have taken so far. Check them out and then let us know which is your favorite.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, 911 Turbo S and Boxster Spyder
A few days ago we wrote about how the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR could potentially position a replacement for the 911. The rear-engined 911 is the car that the German performance car maker is best known for, but it has a layout that is less than ideal for handling. When looking at Porsche’s latest models the GT4 and Boxster Spyder represent the biggest challenge to the king thanks to their 991 sourced flat-six engines.
While neither the Spyder or GT4 are the cheapest Porsches that you can currently buy new, they are both more affordable than the 911 – although not by much. Both also have potential to be better performers than the base 911 Carrera. But what if the folks in Stuttgart did decide to replace the rear-engined car that has been with us for over 50 years now? Would you purchase a 718 Boxster or Cayman that had the same specs and quality as the 911, but with a mid-engine layout and for a higher price?