If you’re an aspiring racer looking to dip your toes into the world of competitive motor racing, Porsche has just provided a reason to rejoice. For the first time in recent memory, Porsche will be releasing a non-911-based, factory-built racing car to the public in the form of the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. This track-ready speed machine is the German marque’s latest entry in the club racing segment, and takes the road-going Cayman GT4 — which is an outstanding performer in its own right, as well as the fastest Cayman yet — to breathtaking new heights.
Separating the blisteringly-quick track specialist from the regular GT4 are features like a race-spec suspension, roll cage, racing seat and a race-legal fuel cell. There’s also a bespoke race-oriented PDK transmission, 380mm steel disc brakes and a front suspension taken from the 911 GT3 Cup, while the 3.8-litre flat six now produces 385 horsepower in its lighter, competition-worthy form. And, while the GT4’s performance isn’t quite up to par with the proven 911 GT3 Cup, it’s certainly easier to drive and attain for aspiring racers — the Clubsport will be priced around US $165,000 and can be picked up directly from your local dealer.