CAYMAN GT4 FOR GENEVA: The new Porsche Cayman GT4 will make its debut at the 2015 Geneva auto show in March before arriving in SA later in the year. Image: Porsche
STUTTGART, Germany - Porsche will present two "extreme" sports cars at the 2015 Geneva auto show - the SA-bound Cayman GT4 and a second that will be named at the show on March 3.
Its two premieres continue Porsche's tradition of presenting motorsport-tuned vehicles on shore of Lake Geneva. The 911 GT3, 918 Spyder and 919 Hybrid each made their debut in Geneva in recent years.
CAYMAN GT4 FOR SA
Porsche will extend its local Cayman line-up with the launch of the GT4 later in 2015 - the first Cayman coupe to have Porsche's GT badge on its tail.
Deliveries are expected to arrive in South Africa mid-2015 and the it will retail for R1 136 000. The new GT4 follows the conceptual tradition of other top Porsche models, among them the 904 GTS, 911 GT1, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder.
IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4
VIDEO: Cayman GT4 in action
It is powered by a 283kW, 3.8-litre, flat-six engine derived from the 911 Carrera S. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox with what Porsche calls "dynamic gearbox mounts". There's currently no PDK option.
NEW 911 GT3 RS?
Porsche's second model at Geneva could be a track-orientated car - the 911 GT3 RS.
According to sources: “The second new model is another exceptional Porsche that sets new standards on the racetrack. This newcomer will confirm the sports-car manufacturer’s commitment to high-performance cars that make a very special link between everyday driving and motorsport."
IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Porsche 911 GTS RS (Spy)
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS could derive its power from a new four-litre, normally aspirated, flat six-cylinder engine capable of 368kW/460Nm and mated to a seven-speed PDK transmission.
A live webcast will be available in German and English.