Would You Pay $165,000 For A Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport?

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Because that’s apparently how much the most hopped-up, race ready Porsche Cayman GT4 will cost you. At least before you start adding options, anyway.

Citing insider info, Automobile Magazine reports the upcoming track-only Cayman GT4—which packs a 3.8-liter flat-six engine, a PDK gearbox, suspension bits from the 911 GT3 Cup, racing brakes, a safety cage and a six-point harness all from the factory—will start in the mid-$160,000 range.

And then you start adding options, which will push the Cayman GT4 racer into Audi R8 V10 Plus/McLaren 570S territory:

Other factory options are reportedly limited to air jacks ($4,200), Recaro bucket seats ($3,900), and a package of spare parts that will cost between $9,000 and $10,000. The spares kit includes a replacement front and rear bumper, as well as new brakes and wheels. That could put the car’s true sticker price at $182,100-$183,100.


Then again, this isn’t a street legal supercar—it’s a track-only variant. It’s a race car. It’s designed to do battle in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy, the Pirelli World Challenge and more.

So yeah, when you think of it that way, it’s kind of a bargain, even if it’s “just” a Cayman. How hardcore are your track days, bro?

Expect the Cayman GT4 Clubsport to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

Contact the author at patrick@jalopnik.com.

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Last week I would have said yes. Now, with my ears still buzzing from lapping Thunderhill Raceway’s 5-mile course yesterday...no.

$165K. Take a chunk of that, build a dedicated E30/Miata/S2000/FRS/Lotus etc. track car. Spend the rest on maintenance, consumables and shutting myself to/from the track.

Half my battle is simply getting out to the track more, extra cash would certainly help appease the Mrs.