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SPIED: Porsche Cayman GT4

2014-05-15 10:59

SPOTTED IN ACTION: The new Cayman GT4 boasts large alloys, a lower ride height and an assertive bodykit; it will lead the range when it heads into production. Image: Automedia

It’s been less than a month since Porsche introduced the Cayman GTS at the 2014 Beijing auto show in China and spy photographers have captured images of a new version in the works.

The unit spotted undergoing testing could be the new Cayman GT4, set to narrow the gap between the Cayman and the 911 even further.

GALLERY: 2014 Porsche Cayman GT4

Automedia reports that the new sports car could see a hybrid version, depending on Porsche’s success with its 919 race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race

If the 919 gets on its feet by June 2014 (the new vehicle struggled in the first two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championships) then the Cayman GT4 will receive a turbo four-cylinder plug-in hybrid similar to that fitted to the race car.

Power is driven to the rear wheels through the automaker's twin-clutch transmission (PDK).

If the 919 continues to struggle and fails to make a positive impression at Le Mans, Porsche is likely to opt for a flat-six unit but without giving up on hybrid assist.
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