The original Cayman GT4 launched in 2015 to unanimous, unfaltering praise - and one of the wildest waiting list scraps in modern performance cars. Porsche had finally allowed its littlest car to fulfil potential previously stymied by the 911’s place in the market. Well, so the conspiracy theorists would have it.
Fitted with a new engine, a 4.0-litre that’s actually derived from the 3.0-litre turbo in 911s rather than parachuted down from GT3s. An odd route to reach a seemingly similar result, though its outputs sit somewhere between the old GT4 and contemporary GT3: they’re now 414bhp and 310lb ft, good for 0-62mph in 4.4secs and a 188mph top speed. The aerodynamic and chassis has taken its biggest strides forward from the original GT4. Downforce is up by 50 per cent compared with the old car thanks to a combination of a huge rear wing, a proper underbody diffuser and a more aggressive front splitter.