Porsche, the German luxury car manufacturer, will exclusively premiere the top-of-the-line 718 Cayman GT4 RS in India for the first time on January 25 at its 'Festival of Dreams' event, also dubbed as "Porsche's own expo". The upcoming event in Mumbai on January 26 will commemorate the brand's 75th anniversary in the industry and will be open to the public as well. In addition to the eagerly anticipated Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS, the automaker will also display its other models. These include the Porsche 718, the Taycan EV, the 911, the Cayenne, and more. For the uninitiated, Porsche did a soft launch of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS in India with a price tag of Rs 2.54 crore (ex-showroom) last year. The GT4 RS is the top model in the 718 lineup, and unlike the GT4, it is only offered in a coupe body style.
The new GT4 RS receives several performance enhancements. First and foremost, with a kerb weight of 1,415 kg, it is marginally lighter. This was accomplished by using fibre-reinforced plastic on the bonnet and front wings. The rear windscreen is also new and has been swapped for improved airflow; it is also lighter than the one included with the GT4.
The GT4 RS will be powered by the same 4.0-litre boxer-six engine as the GT4, but it produces 80bhp more power, at 494bhp. Porsche claims that the GT4 RS can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds and attain a top speed of 315km/h. Only a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is used for transmission.
In terms of design, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS will have 20-inch forged aluminium wheels, 408mm front disc brakes, and 380mm rear disc brakes. A swan-necked rear wing, new air vents, and an adjustable front diffuser are some additional significant modifications made to the GT4 RS that strengthen its track credentials. Besides that, the ride height has been lowered by 30mm in comparison to the standard 718 Cayman, which has resulted in a 10 per cent increase in downforce. The downforce rises to 60 per cent when in track mode.
The 718 Cayman GT4 RS also comes equipped with a number of cutting-edge technologies, such as Porsche's Track Precision app, which lets drivers track and assess their lap times and driving abilities. The car will also have a rearview camera, a premium sound system, and a touchscreen infotainment system.
The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS competes with other track-oriented vehicles in India, including the AMG GT R and the McLaren 720S.