You've been forsaken by the all new Porsche 911 GT3. It has more power, but it's heavier. It has more tech. It also has no option for a manual gearbox. Meet your savior, the manual-only Porsche Cayman GT4. Hallelujah.
In this video from our friends at Evo, Jethro "Jethro" Bovingdon takes an in-depth look at the GT4 with Porsche GT development head/all-around Porsche badass Andreas Preuninger. What do we learn?
The GT4 is an amalgam of 911 parts underneath a Cayman body shell. The engine is the 3.8 liter from the Carrera S, but with some modifications so it can fit. It makes 385 horsepower, though Preuninger says they are "conservative" power numbers. It makes "at least" 385. The hubs are from the 911 Turbo, the suspension systems and brakes are from the 991 GT3. The gearbox is straight out of the Cayman GTS.
It's a Frankencar. But in a good way.
Preuninger says that after the introduction of the 991 GT3, there was a call for a hardcore, manual only car from enthusiasts who didn't necessarily care about lap times. This is that car. We cannot wait to drive it.