Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS On Ice

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS On Ice

Late last year, Porsche introduced the fastest and most powerful Cayman, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS. After showing its potential at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, this model did the same at the recently held GP Ice Race in Austria.

It 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, and optimized adaptive aerodynamics.

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is powered by a 4.0-liter flat six engine with 493 hp (368 kW) and 331 lb-ft (449 Nm) of torque. With a weight of 3,227-pound (1,464-kilogram) 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 fact that GT4 RS uses synthetic fuels, which reduced CO2 emissions, attracted the most attention of visitors. Porsche Board Member for Research and Development Michael Steiner said: “Different regions of the world are adopting electric mobility at varying speeds, meaning vehicles with combustion engines will remain on the road for decades to come.” For that reason, Porsche started building a factory for the production of eFuels. The factory will be built in Chile and is expected to produce around 130,000 liters of eFuels by the end of this year, which Porsche will primarily use in motorsport racing.

Source: Porsche