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Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport: Built for the Track

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport: Built for the Track

A Track Performance Car by Porsche

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a car truly built for the track. First, and foremost, this car is not street legal. This is due to the heavy emphasis on race track specs. Sticking to tradition, this car runs a RWD system with a flat six engine. From there, the list only extends down to the floor with amazing race tech. To not surprise, this car wears components of the Cayman GT4 as well as the 911 GT3 Cup. Lastly, and recently, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport was used by Porsche for a one-make challenge at Pikes Peak. Basically, it was a competition with one car between 8 drivers, amateur and pro.

3.8-Liter Mid-Mounted Flat 6 Engine

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport - Front in Motion - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport – Front in Motion – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport sports a 3.8-liter aluminum DOHC mid-mounted flat six engine. This motor produces 385 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, the engine works in combo with a 6-speed PDK transmission that has an optimized shift application. And, even furthermore, the motor and PDK have a water-cooling system with thermal management. These components work together to hit 60 mph in only 3.8 seconds! Lastly, the GT4 Clubsport can reach a top speed of 183 mph!

Racing Technology Highlights

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Inside out, the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a basically a thoroughbred. With this emphasis on racing, this car wears the crème of the crop. Firstly, the GT4 Clubsport has a race series retaining frame with no differential lock and no sound insulation. This leads to a mean engine with a roar. Secondly, this car sports fade resistant brakes in front and rear. On the front, there are 6-piston aluminum fixed brake calipers. At the rear, there are 4-piston aluminum fixed brake calipers.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport - Brake & Wheel - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport – Brake & Wheel – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Thirdly, the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport has a 911 GT3 Cup front axle. Fourthly, the suspension contains a Pure Motor Racing lightweight spring strut. Furthermore, there is a modified wishbone from the 911 GT3 Cup. Fifthly, this car has an amazing safety level meeting FIA certification. Between the welded roll-over bar, fire extinguisher, racing bucket seats, and 6-point harnesses, this car is ready for a track experience. Sixthly, there is an electromechanical power steering system. And, seventhly, and finally, there is a 90 I series tank with 70 and 100 FT3 safety tanks optional.

MSRP of Only $165,000 USD

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport – (Track) One Take – TheSmokingTire – YouTube

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport starts with a MSRP of only $165,000. Not being street legal, this price is reasonable for a track car. Just remember, it is not wise to attract the police in a car like this. Not only will the GT4 visit the impound, but the fines will surmount to an unsatisfying level. Either way, this car is an amazing track toy ready to hit the Nürburgring Nordschleife. First, getting there is the tough part… driving about the track is equivalent to taking joy in We Happy Few. In conclusion, the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a phenomenal track-only race car.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Below, feel free to check out the two PDFs offered by the Porsche website on the GT4 Clubsport!

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Vehicle Description PDF  (Porsche Website)

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Catalogue

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport - Rear in Motion - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport – Rear in Motion – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Porsche Explains Brake Squeal Issue via YouTube Video

Porsche Explains Brake Squeal Issue via YouTube Video

The Known & Dreaded Brake Squeal

Over the years, people with high performance braking systems, particularly on European cars, complain about brake squeal issues. One major manufacturer with this dilemma is Porsche. But, according to Porsche, brake squealing is rarely a sign of trouble. It is actually quite inevitable. The concern with Porsche brake squeal noise is not restricted to one manufacturer, but any using performance braking systems. Thankfully, Porsche uploaded a video to YouTube in which engineers explain the propensity for squealing. Even with top-of-the-line brakes, the squeal can occur due to corrosion, humidity, and/or temperature. Let’s dive a bit deeper below!

The Physics Behind Brake Squealing

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport - Front - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport – Front – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

As mentioned above, Porsche brake squeal is not limited to one manufacturer, but many. Companies including Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz have come across this dilemma as well. Brake squeals occur when the energy of motion converts to hear in minute vibrations. From there, the heat dissipates via the braking system. This generates the beautiful nose of brake squealing.

In this event, the rotor basically acts as a speaker for the microscopic vibrations, known as stick slip. With large rotors and pads, the pad pressure distributes differently, leading to squeals at low speed. To put it simply, every material in existence is subject to vibration when acted on by a force. This creates what is commonly known as coupled frequencies. Although manufacturers test materials for friction and vibration, the squeal is typically unavoidable. But, the focus is on minimization, which Porsche is constantly working towards.

Brake Squeal is Typical for HP Brakes

Brake Squeal Explained – Porsche – YouTube

Unfortunately, brake squeal is typical for any high-performance brakes. Porsche brake squeal is no different, with considerably the crème of the crop braking systems. People buying sports cars want high horsepower and torque, but that comes with the price of the squeal. Is the squeal worth it? Yes. Is it annoying? Yes. Porsche actually adds masses to the braking system in attempt to minimize squeal. Furthermore, these systems have 4 times the stopping power necessary for the strongest Porsche motors. In conclusion, the brake squeal issue is known and manufacturers will continuously work to minimize it moving forward.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR Defeats Aventador SVJ Ring Time

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR Defeats Aventador SVJ Ring Time

A Victory for Porsche in the Ring!

On October 25, 2018, a modified Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR defeated the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time. With tweaking by Manthey-Racing, the car finished the lap in only 6 minutes and 40.33 seconds. This defeats the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ time of 6:44.97. This makes this car the fastest street car lap at the 12.9-mile Nordschleife.

”In this test drive, we simply wanted to assess the potential of the vehicle once more. The result is quite impressive. It really is a fabulous time. This shows again very clearly the exciting possibilities of this sports car.” – Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Porsche Motorsport

The possibilities of the 911 GT2 RS MR almost seem endless. This car is a beastly machine, and with mods, is even better. Now, let’s take a deeper look into the car!

Modifications by Manthey-Racing

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR - Front Corner - Nürburgring Nordschleife - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR – Front Corner – Nürburgring Nordschleife – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Under the hood, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR is untouched by Manthey-Racing. But, on the exterior, changes are made to improve handling. Starting with a new aero package, this car has a larger wing and dive planes. Next, there is new suspension hardware and magnesium wheels. Furthermore, there are better brake pads, fluids, and stainless-steel lines. But, the engine’s 700 horsepower is plenty to accomplish this feat.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR - Front Corner in Action - Nürburgring Nordschleife - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR – Front Corner in Action – Nürburgring Nordschleife – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Manthey-Racing’s modifications allowed this car to set the record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. This racing team currently runs Porsche’s 911 RSR World Endurance Championship program. On top of this, they offer mods for the Cayman GT4 Clubsport and 911 GT. This company is largely owned by Porsche, making a greater connection. In combination with the expert track driver, Lars Kern, this GT2 RS MR project set the record. This is an amazing feat that will sure be challenged by future models.

The 911 GT2 RS is King of the Ring

New record: 911 GT2 RS MR laps the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6:40.3 minutes. – Porsche – YouTube

In the end, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR is now king of the ring. With such a low time, 6:40.33, this car beat out the Aventador SVJ’s time of 6:44.97. Even crazier, this car did better than the McLaren P1 LM, which had a time of 6:43.2. Furthermore, the P1 GTR is also behind on this number. Now, the new race will aim for a time below 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This should be an interesting battle of the supercar.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR - Record Setting Team - Nürburgring Nordschleife - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR – Record Setting Team – Nürburgring Nordschleife – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

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