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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4: A more ferocious track monster

A new 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine and aero improvements make the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and even bigger standout on track.

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The Porsche Cayman GT4 returns for the 2020 model year packing a new engine and aerodynamic improvements. 

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A newly developed 4.0-liter boxer six-cylinder tags in for the old 3.8-liter unit to make 414 hp and 309 pound-feet of torque. That's good for a 29 horsepower improvement, while torque remains the same.

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In the GT4, the only transmission available is a six-speed manual that surely will please driving purists. It comes with an auto rev-matching feature that can be turned off. 

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Porsche says the 2020 Cayman GT4 can hit 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 188 mph.

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Aero improvements come courtesy of new fascias, rear wing, functional rear diffuser, and underbody covers. Compared to the previous GT4, Porsche says the new model makes 50 percent more downforce. 

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Suspension bits such as the shock absorbers, control arms, ball joints and subframes are taken directly from the 911 GT3. 

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For track rats, the 2020 718 Cayman GT4 allows for the adjustable of toe, camber and antiroll bars. 

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While six-piston front and four-piston rear brake calipers clamping down on steel rotors come standard, customers can upgrade to carbon ceramic brakes for an additional $8,000. 

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When the 2020 718 Cayman GT4 arrives here in the US, it'll be available of three different seat options. Two-way sport seats come standard, while carbon fiber buckets can be equipped for an extra $5,900. 

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Dealers are accepting orders for the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 now with deliveries expected to begin next spring. It starts at $99,200, not including $1,350 for destination.

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