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2022 Porsche 718 GT4 RS

2022 Porsche 718 GT4 RS Bites At The Heels Of The 911 GT3 With 493-HP

The top shelf Porsche 718 Cayman.

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$ 147,000+

The 2022 Porsche 718 GT4 RS was unveiled at the LA Auto Show. This new model is the Cayman’s final form under gasoline power – probably. However, it is the most powerful Porsche 718 ever produced, with performance stats that bite at the heels of its larger sibling, the GT3. Fitted in the middle is a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine used in the 911, with redline stamped at 9,000 rpm. It produces 493-hp and 331 lb.-ft, which is a mere 10-hp less than the Porsche 911 GT3.

A seven-speed dual-clutch PDK is the only transmission option for the 2022 718 GT4 RS. Nevertheless, Porsche designed the gear lever to look like a manual transmission for drivers to manage gear shifts. In addition, the RS variant wears air slicing aero with weight-saving components and a track-ready suspension setup. As a result, the 718 GT4 RS sprints from zero to 60 mph in 3.2-seconds and onward to a top speed of 196 mph. Furthermore, Porsche claims the RS variant generates up to 25 percent more downforce than the 718 GT4 for razor-sharp handling.

To achieve these results, the Porsche 718 GT4 RS wears a swan-neck rear wing, a front splitter with integrated side fins, gills on the side fenders, and diffusers in both front and rear. In addition, the car’s rear quarter windows have been replaced with RS-specific air intakes. The GT4 RS also sits 30 mm lower than the standard 718 Cayman with track-prepped dampers, springs, and anti-roll bars. Using carbon fiber, lightweight glass, and interior details like fabric interior door handles, the 2022 Porsche 718 GT4 RS weighs less than 3,230 lbs. In addition, there is an available Weissach Package, which saves more weight by adding carbon fiber parts, a titanium exhaust, and Race-Tex upholstery with optional magnesium wheels. The sticker price for the 2022 Porsche 718 GT4 RS starts at $147k. However, expect to pay more for what will surely be a high-demand model. The Porsche 718  GT4 RS goes on sale in the US in the summer of 2022.

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2022 Porsche 718 GT4 RS

Porsche 718 GT4 RS

$ 147,000+
  • Engine: 4.0-liter flat-six
  • Transmission: 7-speed PDK
  • Max Power: 493-hp
  • Top Speed: 196 mph