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Porsche built a rally-spec Cayman GT4 Clubsport and we're in love

This is a clear case of Porsche NOT jumping the shark, but with a rally suspension it should be ready to jump just about anything else.

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Kyle Hyatt

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rally Concept

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rally Concept is mostly a regular Clubsport but with smaller, stronger wheels, skid plates, and extra lighting, among other things.

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The banshee-like howl of a naturally-aspirated flat-six mixed with the sound of gravel hitting an aluminum skid plate must be intoxicating.

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Romain Dumas, fresh off a spectacular run up Pikes Peak in the VW ID R prototype, will be piloting the Cayman around Rallye Deutschland in its duties as a course car.

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The rally light pod mounted to the frunk lid is almost too sexy for words and makes us want to spend the rest of the day watching old Group B videos on YouTube.

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With the night-stage light pod removed, the carbon fiber roof scoop gets a chance to shine, figuratively speaking, and we love it.

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While all-wheel drive vehicles have dominated stage rally for decades, there is something to be said for the tossability of a mid-engined rear-wheel drive car.

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The GT4 Clubsport Rally likely features a pretty standard GT4 Clubsport drivetrain with the 3.8-liter flat-six out of the old 991.1 Carrera S.

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Rally is tough on a chassis, so protection is important.

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The inner door panels have been designed to fit perfectly around the roll cage and it's giving us all kinds of funny feelings.

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Race car means race car dash and we approve.

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