This year’s Rally Germany will feature a new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rally Concept. The car may not be too new as it is essentially a stripped down version of the Cayman GT4, but there’s still plenty to be excited about. The Clubsport still features a mid-mounted, naturally aspirated flat six engine. For the Cayman, that means 380 horsepower being routed to the rear wheels through a six-speed PDK. What that means for the Clubsport is anyone’s guess so far. But the Clubsport is reportedly 84 pounds lighter and has a race-spec mechanical locking rear differential.
The frunk sports an extra set of lights. You’ll also find a roof scoop, as well as a flat bottom protected by skid plates. Porsche opted for Michelin Pilot Sport tires. OMP tow loops on the front and rear also stand out. The doors also feature side-impact foam, something new to World Rally Championship cars.
Based on reception at the WRC’s Ralley Deutschland, Porsche will be deciding whether to take the car out of the concept stage and into development. Romain Dumas, who drove the Volkswagen I.D. R electric rally car at Pikes Peak and claimed the time attack record, will be piloting the Clubsport, so if the car is up to the challenge, you can expect good things to happen.