Porsche returns to the rally with the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport

The German company confirmed its development to participate under the FIA ​​R-GT rally regulation. It will debut in 2020.

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Porsche He has already decided on his return to the world of rallying. For this, its competition department is developing the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, according to approval FIA R-GT. The car will be ready to compete in the season 2020.

A key factor in this decision was the positive reception it had the Cayman GT4 Rallye Concept Car on his debut, which occurred in the Rally Germany 2018. The French Romain Dumas He drove the spectacular prototype that he served as car 0.

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport prepares to drift
This is the Cayman GT4 Rallye Concept Car.

In contrast to the prototype, the future rally car will not be based on the Cayman GT4 Clubsport built until 2018, but on the new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport unveiled earlier this January.

Designed for GT4 championships as well as club events and track days, the new customer competition sports car is powered by a 3.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that achieves 425 horsepower.

In developing the car, the focus has been on performance, handling and sustainability. For the manufacture of the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, for the first time, various body parts were made of natural fiber composite material.

THE FIA R-GT CATEGORY

La International Automobile Federation (FIA) created the R-GT regulation for the 2011 season. The aim of this category is to give client teams and private drivers an opportunity in challenging rally races at a reasonable cost.

The relatively low operating costs of the new R-GT homologated vehicle are a significant advantage, as it is close to production.

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport prepares to driftPorsche has a long history of rally success. The absolute victory in the Paris-Dakar 1986, with the Porsche 959, it is remembered as a milestone. The Porsche 953, based on a version of the 911 With four wheel drive, he also won the Dakar. Much earlier, in the late sixties and early seventies, Vic elford y Björn waldegard achieved great triumphs with the Porsche 911 in the legendary Monte Carlo Rally.

In recent years, many private drivers have relied on different Porsche 911 models to compete in national and international competitions. In addition, the official Porsche drivers, Timo Bernhard and Dumas, have had their own private rally projects with the nine-eleven.

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