► Porsche announces Cayman GT4 Clubsport
► We take a look at its ancestors
► Serious weight-reduction a recurring theme
Race-ready riot: Cayman GT4 Clubsport (2015)
Love the Cayman GT4 but hate manual gearboxes? Here’s the solution. Unfortunately, you’ll also need a trailer and a lot of track time to enjoy the Clubsport’s dual-clutch auto – it’s aimed at recreational racers and isn’t road legal. 1300kg, 380bhp, GT3 Cup suspension and yours for €111k plus tax
Rave-era refugee: 968 Clubsport (1993-1995)
The 968 Clubsport was remarkable – not least because it cost less than the standard car, despite 100kg weight reduction, bigger wheels and lowered suspension. Perhaps it was the bold paint (actually it was the barebones equipment). Ace reviews helped revive Porsche’s flagging fortunes at the time.
Club V8: 928 S4 Clubsport (1988-1989)
Not the most obvious candidate for Clubsport treatment at this remove, but the 928 CS was the real deal. 190kg lighter and powered by a tweaked 330bhp 5.0-litre V8, it made the most of its uprated suspension and limited-slip diff.
Derek Bell’s company car on steroids: 924 GTS Clubsport (1981)
Legendary racer Derek Bell famously owns a 924 GTS, given to him by Porsche when they were new. But much as the GTS was a limited-run 245bhp evolution of the 210bhp 924 Carrera GT, 15 GTS Clubsports were also produced, complete with race-spec bodywork, roll cage and 280bhp.