Australian Porsche dealer leaks Cayman GT4 RS arrival through Instagram post

Article by Christian A., on February 18, 2017

Just recently, it was speculated that a new Porsche Cayman GT4 RS is coming. There is no official confirmation yet from the German sports car maker, but the arrival of the 2018 Porsche Cayman GT4 RS was inadvertently revealed.

How do we know that a new vehicle is coming? The most reliable information would be an official announcement from a carmaker. Their officials and executives could also drop a big hint over the new offering. In addition, insiders could also provide vital information over an upcoming vehicle. Spy images of new vehicles also serve the purpose.

Dealers could also be the source for information about new and yet-to-be-announced models. At times, they hold private presentations to a select group of clients who they believe are likely buyers of the new vehicle. During these presentations, sneaky clients could take some pictures and leak them.

Just recently, a dealer for Porsche -- Porsche Centre Brisbane in Australia -- inadvertently leaked the arrival of the 2018 Porsche Cayman GT4 RS – through its Instagram account. Apparently seeking expressions of interest for the 2018 Porsche Cayman GT4 RS, Porsche Centre Brisbane called out the fans and aficionados of the Cayman GT4 RS, and announced that an RS version is on its way because of the high demand for a more hardcore variant.

Porsche Centre Brisbane also disclosed that the 2018 Porsche Cayman GT4 RS will be a limited edition model that will be powered by a 4.0-liter flat-six engine. While there is no further information about this new engine, this could be the same powerplant that serves as the core of the bigger GT3 RS, delivering 493 hp (368 kW) of output and 460 Nm of torque. That would represent a big gap against the power levels of the Cayman GT4, which has a 3.8-liter flat-six engine that develops 385 hp (283 kW) of output and 420 Nm of torque. So as not to upend the Porsche 911 GT flagship, the 4.0-liter engine in the Cayman GT4 RS might be detuned to produce less output and torque. Better, Porsche could increase the power levels of the 911 GT.

Porsche Centre Brisbane has already removed the Instagram post at issue. Porsche Cars Australia has already said that there is no such thing as Porsche Cayman GT4 RS. So officially, the sports carmaker is denying the existence of the Porsche Cayman GT4 RS. That may be true since an expression of interest doesn’t really confirm the existence of a certain product or vehicle. It is a gauge used to measure whether there is real interest on a certain product. But as for the Porsche Cayman GT4 RS, we really are hopeful and giddy with excitement that the German company is actually developing this sports car.

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