The latest track-day weapon from Porsche.
The lineup for the 718 Cayman continues to grow more enticing with the reveal of the new 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS. This new variant is filled with upgrades that make it a more suitable choice for the track and, honestly, a very good-looking Porsche. It all starts with the engine, which in the new Cayman GT4 RS is the same flat-six found in the 911 GT3. Pumping out 493 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, the new 718 GT4 RS is able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, half a second quicker than the 718 Cayman GT4. Handling the gear changes for the 718 Cayman GT4 RS is a seven-speed PDK transmission that Porsche notes is the only option for the vehicle.
From the images, you can see that the 2022 718 Cayman GT4 RS has new exterior components that offer up both functionality and good looks. Porsche has added a new fixed rear wing, rear diffuser, adjustable front diffuser, front spoiler lip, side-blades, air intakes behind the side windows, and also lowered the ride height by 30 mm. These modifications not only make the 718 Cayman GT4 RS look great, but also reduce the weight by 49 lbs (total weight is 3,227 lbs) and increase downforce by 25% when in Performance mode compared to the 718 Cayman GT4.
Porsche has also announced an optional Weissach Package for the 2022 718 Cayman GT4 RS that makes carbon fiber the material used to create many of the exterior components (the example pictured in this article is equipped with the Weissach Package). Other enhancements from this optional package include the titanium exhaust tips, Race-Tex upholstery for the upper part of the dashboard, and a large Porsche logo on the rear window.
The price for the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is set at $141,700. Expect deliveries to start in summer 2022.