The Porsche Cayman GT4 rally car is officially a go

Coming in 2020 and based on the 718 GT4 Clubsport race car
by Stephen Dobie | Jan 22, 2019
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Good news! The Porsche Cayman GT4 rally car has definitely made production. After Porsche told Top Gear that the model needed 100 sales to get the green light, it appears you’ve stepped up and bought them. Well done.

While the concept car—pictured above putting in its first public show on snow and ice in the Austrian mountains—is based on the old Cayman GT4, the one that’ll be in the hands of actual customers next year will be a rally-homologated version of the latest 718 GT4 Clubsport race car.

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That means a 420hp flat-six engine and some panels made of natural materials. It is—to a small extent—an organic race car.

Quite what form it’ll take when the lamp pod is on and with more knobbly tires fitted, we don’t know, but the end product will conform to the same R-GT regulations that have previously seen cars as diverse as the Abarth 124 Spider and the Porsche 911 GT3 compete on snow, tarmac, and gravel.

Porsche says the 718 GT4 rally car should be ready for the 2020 season. Excited?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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