The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS was voted Top Gear’s ‘Performance Car of the Year’ for 2022. This is not the only accolade the 718 Cayman has received this year as Auto Express also assigned it the same title back in June when they announced their 2022 category winners.
A highly agile mid-engine concept with 4.0-litre displacement and a six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine allows the Cayman GT4 RS to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds. Developed in Flacht, the 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) with a new PDK gear selector looks like a manual gear lever, for sporty, succinct gear changes. The GT4 RS airbox has been moved to the interior and features a newly developed air filter for a throaty interior sound and optimum airflow. Its acoustic output has been honed to emphasise driver engagement. This is a vehicle designed with Purist sound and a motorsport character.
Lauded for its steering feel and braking performance, as well as praised for its high-revving engine, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS can produce 500 PS (368 kW) and 450 Nm of torque, and the engine revs to 9,000 rpm.
Jack Rix, editor of Top Gear, said: “ The 718 Cayman GT4 RS is a sports car that ticks all the boxes for people like us who see driving as an event or passion, rather than a way to get from A to B. Its zingy, zappy and revsome engine is a triumph of combustion, amplified by genius….”
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