Porsche Will Build Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rally Car, If You Will Buy It

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport R-GT

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport debuted at Rallye Deutschland in August 2018, built in line with FIA R-GT regulations.

Porsche is no stranger to unpaved roads. Whether it was the factory and privateer efforts of the Seventies, or the two Paris-Dakar Rally titles of the early and mid-Eighties, the sight of a 911, 912, or 924 flying through the corners and above the big bumps more than left a last impression among rally and Porsche enthusiasts alike.

Should a few customers step up to the plate, we’ll soon see another Porsche join the pantheon of off-road sports cars. Petrolicious says the Cayman GT4 Clubsport rally car will be put into production, but only if at least 100 are ordered.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport R-GT

The mid-engined Porsche bowed at the 2018 edition of Rallye Deutschland back in August as a course car built to the specs and standards of the FIA R-GT class. The class, open to lightly-modded production sports cars, doesn’t see much factory support for the teams. While Porsche isn’t going to change things now, Porsche Motorsport boss Frank-Steffen Walliser says Stuttgart is willing to build the Cayman for customer teams if 100 orders come in.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport R-GT

“We are in conversations with the FIA about the R-GT category,” said Walliser. “I expect if we enter a category, others will follow. Like in GT3, which we started with Ferrari. There had been some GT4 racing cars around but it was never very popular. Then we entered the scene and you have 11 manufacturers in GT4.”

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport R-GT

Though not much has been said about what the Cayman GT4 Clubsport R-GT is packing, the car will likely carry over the 380-horse 3.6-liter flat-six as found in the regular Clubsport, plus necessary rallying bits like a roll cage, skid plates, foam-filled doors, and more. We can’t wait to see 100 of these Porsches fling dirt, gravel, and snow like its older brethren.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

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