EVERY time I drive a new Porsche, it instantly becomes my lottery winning car.
If you had asked me this time last year what I would buy if my balls magically dropped, I would have said the 911 GTS.
About a year before 718 Cayman GT4. I’ve changed my mind again – now it’s the Cayman GT4 RS.
You don’t have to be a Porsche nerd to realize that the GT4 RS is a faster, more extreme version of the Cayman GT4 – a car that I didn’t think could be improved upon when I drove it in 2019.
But this is Porsche. It always leaves something in its back pocket to squeeze more money out of people looking for something even sharper, even more eye-catching.
The GT4 RS is a flashy car, but only because of all the trackday tinsel that Porsche has added to justify the extra £30,000 over the ‘regular’ GT4. The point is, everything has a reason.
The Instagram-friendly carbon fiber hood saves weight (the RS is 35kg lighter overall than the GT4).
The Le Mans-style gooseneck rear spoiler contributes 25 percent more downforce. The curved brake calipers provide more stopping power.
My favorite part, however, are the air intakes behind the rider’s head. As the RS is powered by the same 4-litre engine as the 911 GT3, it had to do some top-level gadgetry to get it fit.
The 911 has a rear engine, but a Cayman has a mid-engine.
So a lot of stuff was moved, and Porsche decided that the engine’s air would be sucked into an airbox housed in the parcel shelf in the cabin.
The result? The best sounding car in the world, at least on the inside.
The noise is phenomenal. You can hear what the engine is up to in Dolby Surround Sound, and when you drive it hard it’s as if your own personal orchestra is providing a soundtrack.
Makes it a bit difficult to talk to the other half, but some might see that as a plus.
It’s not just the noise that makes you fall in love – the RS is practically an out-of-the-box race car.
Its road manners aren’t as terrible as you might think, but anyone who buys this car and doesn’t use it on the track is an idiot. End of.
That’s the lottery winning car for me and I’m sticking with it.
Until Porsche comes out with something new.
PORSCHE 718 CAYMAN GT4 RS
Engine: 4 liters of petrol
Performance: 500 hp
0-100km/h: 3.4 sec
Top speed: 196mph
THE END: To be allowed to
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