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Porsche launches the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS

The vehicle demonstrated superior dynamic capabilities during the final tests and evaluations

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 gets a bigger sister, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS, as the new top model of the 718 range will be presented for the first time in the world this November.

The first 718 with the ‘RS’ badge demonstrated its superior dynamic potential during tests and final evaluations on winding mountain roads and on the racetrack.

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Brand ambassador and test driver Jörg Bergmeister completed a full 20,832 km lap at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:09.300 minutes in a partially camouflaged 718 Cayman “GT4 RS”, while the car completed the shortest lap of 206 km, which was the test benchmark in The previous time, in 7:04.511 minutes, which is faster than the time of her little sister, the 718 Cayman GT4, by 23.6 seconds.

The mid-engined sports car is equipped with a racing seat to protect the driver, as well as Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires, which will be available as an optional equipment, and the notary has certified the car’s standard condition and weight.

“The 718 Cayman GT4 RS has given us all the hallmarks of an RS model: a lightweight chassis, great downforce and a superb engine, with the highest levels of driver response,” said Andreas Breuninger, head of Porsche’s GT division. .

“The car’s lap time at the Nürburgring Nordschleife is evidence of the results of these improvements in driving dynamics,” he added, noting, “Our customers can look forward to a car that takes driving pleasure to the highest levels.”

He continued, “The 718 Cayman GT4 RS is a supercar par excellence, as it enjoys the agility of small karts on mountain roads, and the highest levels of stability and balance on the racetrack. Otherwise, she would not have achieved such a wonderful lap time.”

The global driver, who has dedicated more than 500 hours to selecting and tuning the engine of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS during the car’s design phase, said: “The GT4 RS is one of the most powerful Porsche cars ever, and it’s a car that makes you feel special when you drive it.”

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