Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

LOS ANGELES -- Porsche has pulled the wraps from a race-ready variant of the Cayman sports coupe.

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The Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a stripped down and enhanced version of the production Cayman built to compete in club racing events.

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18-inch lightweight wheels fill the wells and are shod in Michelin race rubber.

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The hollowed out Cayman tips the scales at just 2,866 pounds.

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Unique body work and aerodynamics set the GT4 apart from standard Cayman models.

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This two-tone silver and yellow color scheme is striking, but racing teams will, presumably, want to cover the coupe in their own livery.

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The racing version of the Cayman features a PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters and a mechanical locking differential.

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Out goes most of the interior trim and in goes a full roll cage and racing seats.

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The 3.8-liter engine is mounted amidships and outputs 385 horsepower.

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Of course, the GT4 features a massive and lightweight carbon fiber GT wing to keep the rear wheels stuck to the tarmac at high speeds.

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The Cayman borrows its lightweight suspension strut front axle system from 911 GT3 Cup race car.

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Everything that isn't directly related to the business of racing has been stripped from the interior.

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The GT4 is delivered from the factory as a turn-key racecar with the rollcage, racing seat and six-point harness ready to go.

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The lightweight hood is held in place with hood pins.

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Steel brake discs measuring 380-millimeters in diameter fill the space behind the wheels' 10 spokes.

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According to Porsche, "The Cayman GT4 Clubsport is not street legal; therefore, authorized Porsche dealers in the U.S. will not offer it for sale."

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Rather, racers will need to contact Porsche Motorsport in Weissach or from Porsche Motorsport North America directly to place an order.

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Pricing has not been made public. Racing isn't cheap, so this Porsche is going to be pricey.

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For 2016, homologation is planned for race series such as the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the Porsche Club of America, the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, the Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, the Pirelli World Challenge and for other club-level meetings around the world.

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The Cayman hasn't ditched its headlamps, so it can be driven at night. Hooray for endurance racing!

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Check out the rest of CNET's coverage of the 2015 LA Auto show.

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