Spotted getting canned around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, this all-black, uncamouflaged, Cayman-shaped prototype rocks the same big grilles and some bits found in the GT4 Clubsport racer unveiled earlier this year.
Paying attention to the sounds this car makes, it becomes pretty clear the new 718 Cayman GT4 will come with a manual transmission – the shifts heard here are way too slow to be the work of a PDK. As for the engine note itself, we (along with many commenters) couldn't help but notice that this has sound quite as loud and howly as the 3.8-liter, naturally aspirated flat-six found in the previous GT4 despite the video description and Road & Track's insistence that the new race-wide 71
Reception to Porsche's decision to run off two of its entry-level sports cars' cylinders has been slow, to say the least. Here's hoping we'll see a return to the mid-mounted six.
In any case, the 718 Cayman GT4 is the most powerful car in the 718 range and, like the last GT4, drop a considerable amount of weight thanks to stuff like lightweight glass and fabric strap by pulls.