The next 911-beater is actually a Porsche!

Porsche Cayman GT4 prototype

Whenever a new sports car is made manufacturers usually pitch it as the next big thing to knock the 911 off its perch. Well, it looks like even Porsche is getting in on that act now with this Cayman prototype spotted lurking menacingly in Germany.

Expected to carry the GT4 nameplate this Cayman should take its general concept from the 911 GT3. Well, except the dodgy engine, of course. That means it should be a bit lighter, a bit stiffer and have a half roll cage fitted as well.

There’ll be more power, of course, but it’s uncertain in what form that power will arrive. The simplest option would be to upgrade the Cayman’s 3.4 litre flat six. Sliding upwards along the increasingly unlikely scale is the option of a 3.8 litre Carrera S engine, right up to the delightful, albeit cost-prohibitive, prospect of using a descendant of the 2.0 litre turbocharged V4 from the 919 LMP1 car.

Whatever the outcome is we know we’ll want one. Even with its crumby-but-excellent PDK transmission.

[Source: Car & Driver]

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