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Possible Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Touring Spied In Snowy Sweden

motor1 logo motor1 2/11/2019 Chris Bruce
a police car parked on the side of a snow covered road: Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Touring Spy Shots

Why is Porsche testing what appears to be a 718 Cayman GT4 with a less aggressive body?

Our spies have uncovered Porsche testing a mystery version of the 718 Cayman. The odd model has the exhaust layout from the upcoming GT4 variant but lacks some of that machine's aggressive exterior parts. Until better intel comes in, we are speculating that Porsche might have a more civilized Touring version of the Cayman GT4 under development in these shots.

a car covered in snow: Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Touring Spy Shots© Provided by The Motorsport Network Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Touring Spy Shots

In comparison to earlier spy shots of the Cayman GT4 (gallery below), this one has the same front fascia with three big openings. However, it rides on a set of classic looking five-spoke wheels, rather than the more complex, V-spoke design from the previous test mules. The louvers in the side intakes appear less prominent here. The fixed wing is gone, too, and the 718 Cayman's regular active spoiler is on the back. Both models share an exhaust layout with two pipes and a wide separation between them.

A recent rumor suggests that Porsche intends to debut the 718 Cayman GT4 in July. At launch, it would exclusively be available with a manual gearbox, but an automatic allegedly joins the lineup in late 2020. Perhaps, these new spy shots are our first look at this variant. Conceivably, Porsche could differentiate the two versions by giving the one with the dual-clutch gearbox a slightly more docile appearance and orienting the other as the hardcore track car. 

a car parked on the side of a snow covered road: Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Touring Spy Shots© Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Touring Spy Shots

The 718 Cayman GT4 is going racing, too: Porsche's Rally Car To Be Based On 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport | Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Hits The Track With 420 HP

Presumably, both models would share a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat six that reportedly makes 420 horsepower (313 kilowatts). The GT4 allegedly also has thinner glass and fewer amenities in the cabin that should help slice off around 110 pounds (50 kilograms).

Source: Automedia, Carpix


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