Late last year, Porsche introduced its fastest and most powerful Cayman, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS. We all know what he can do on racetracks and short distances, but how will he behave on long journeys and is this one of the all time greatest Porsches? Well, the answer to this question tried to give Henry Catchpole from the YouTube channel Carfection.
Henry Catchpole drove a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS on over 1,700 miles (2,700 km) long road trip, from Portugal to Stuttgart. The car is made of lightweight materials, which reduces the weight by 28 lbs compared to the GT4 model on which it is based. It is equipped with improved adjustable suspension, optimized adaptive aerodynamics, central locking magnesium wheels.
He was impressed by the sound of the 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat six engine with 493 hp (368 kW) and 331 lb-ft (449 Nm) of torque. The car weighs 3,120 lbs (1,415 kg) which is a 20 kg advantage over the GT3 model. It reaches 62 mph in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 196 mph (316 km / h). Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a seven-speed double – clutch automatic transmission (PDK).
The interior of the vehicle, made in a combination of leather and Alcantara, makes you feel warm. Beautifully designed comfortable carbon buckets are standard in the RS model.
During the road trip, he used different road conditions, just to test the car a little bit more. It was stable and controllable even when sliding. Satisfied, with a smile on his face, he enjoyed driving the mountain roads of northern Spain. What bothered him was the large rear wing that obstructed the view of the rearview mirror, and the price of magnesium wheels.
After three days, he ended his journey in the museum next to the beautiful original 718 RS.
Source: Carfection via YouTube