For Porsche-philes with a weakness for the track — or knowledge of quiet mountain roads — the 2022 718 Cayman GT4 RS should be a short-list option. Porsche introduced the car this week in a press release, and although its north-of-$140K base sticker puts it in the upper-middle pricing tier of the Porsche regular production catalog, the RS variant of the 2022 718 Cayman GT4 has a lot to commend it to the serious driver.
The 718 Cayman GT4 RS is outfitted with the same naturally aspirated flat-six that graces the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 Cup variants. In this case, the engine produces 493 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque; max rpm is 9,000, top speed is 196 MPH, and the variant’s 0-60 time is 3.2 seconds. Like all RS cars, the 718 Cayman GT4 will come with a seven-speed PDK.
Performance features of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS include shorter gearing than the non-RS version, additional intakes on the sides of the car, an adjustable, track-tuned suspension with an RS-grade damper, and that very serious-looking fixed rear wing. Porsche’s Weissach Package is available, and magnesium wheels may be optioned. Lightweight materials abound in the build, including special glass, door panels, and carbon fiber-reinforced plastic fenders and hood.
The 718 Cayman GT4 RS will be in Porsche dealerships next summer. pricing starts at $143,050.