Fast Test: 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4

2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 | Shaun Keenan
2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 | Shaun Keenan

The Porsche Cayman GT4 does not pretend to be something it isn’t. So, what is it then? The all-new GT4 is pure unadulterated fun for the enthusiast driver, and it is available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission to appease purists. Compared to the GTS, it is lighter (by 35 kg, for 1,340 kg ), more powerful by 45 hp, faster by 0.4 seconds from 0-100 km/h (in 4.4 seconds folks) and better looking (big wing and all). It absolutely has a purpose, and that is to excite! The 385-hp 3.8L flat six gets a sport button, two-mode suspension and two buttons that turn off the electronic nannies mostly or fully, but that’s about it. The rest of the interior is underwhelming in terms of features and uniqueness though (it’s just like most other Porsches), which is a good thing if you’re the weekend warrior type.

2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 | Shaun Keenan
2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 | Shaun Keenan