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Meet the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport rally car

Published: 08 August 2018

 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport
 Testbed for a a Cayman rally car
 Tested at Rallye Deutschland

You're looking at a one-off testbed for a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport rally car. Essentially a concept car for the motorsport scene, Porsche admits it could go into production if enough privateers and teams show interest.

Announced via a tweet from Porsche Motorsport, little is known at this stage about the racing Cayman, which is designed to compete in tarmac rally stages.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

'The Cayman GT4 Clubsport is just a concept car for rallys,' the tweet said. 'At the German @WRC round Rallye Deutschland we will collect feedback from the rally scene. The decision if a similar car based on a future model could be developed will be made later in the year.'

So as yet you can't buy a Clubsport, but you might be able to soon... We live in hope!

Sounds mega. Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport specs and details please

It's a conceptual look at what a 718 Cayman rally car would look like if designed to compete in the FIA R-GT category for road rallying.

A testbed from Porsche Motorsport: the 2018 Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche has confirmed it has 380bhp from its 3.8 flat six engine, reminding us that competition GT Porsches will continue to use six-cylinder power; none of this namby-pamby downsizing to four-pots here. 

As befits that evocative Clubsport badge, it's stripped back with toughened suspension, a chunky rollcage, reinforced undertray for rallying, that charismatic four-strong auxiliary lighting bar on the bonnet and a 'snorkel' air scoop on the roof. You may glimpse it being used as a course car at the German leg of the World Rally Championship later this month.

Read our Porsche 718 Cayman review

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet