ATLANTA — The 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4, a performance-oriented version of the Porsche Cayman coupe, arrives at U.S. Porsche dealerships in July with a price tag of $85,595. The Cayman GT4 will make its world debut in March at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.
The price includes a $995 destination charge.
This is the first Porsche GT sports car based on the Cayman and features components of the Porsche 911 GT3.
Porsche spokesman David Burkhalter told Edmunds the car will be sold through Porsche Cars North America dealerships and not Porsche Motorsport North America. The Cayman GT4, while a stalwart track warrior, is road legal here.
Car shoppers may cross-shop a number of rivals, including top-of-the-line versions of the Audi RS 5, BMW M3, Chevrolet Corvette — and particularly, the Porsche 911. The 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 starts at $131,395, including a $995 destination charge, according to the Porsche vehicle configurator.
The Cayman GT4 is powered by a 385-horsepower 3.8-liter flat-6 engine derived from the 911 Carrera S engine. The engine is linked to a six-speed manual transmission.
The car sprints from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, according to the automaker.
Options include a $7,400 Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system, $4,730 full bucket seats made of carbon-fiber composite and a $1,850 custom Sport Chrono package featuring a Track Precision app.
Special exterior paint, in either Carmine Red or GT Silver Metallic adds $2,580 to the bottom line.
Edmunds says: The under-$100,000 price tag should make this a compelling choice for car shoppers considering this new GT sports car from Porsche.