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Track-only race car available in two different flavours

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport was unveiled overnight sporting not only 30 extra kilowatts, but also natural-fibre composite body parts.

The new Clubsport is powered by dry sump 3.8-litre flat-six engine making 313kW of power at 7500rpm, and 425Nm of torque 6600rpm.

All of that is channelled to the rear wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and a race-optimised mechanical rear differential lock.

The Clubsport weighs 1320 kilograms, and is fitted as standard with a welded-in roll cage, and a race-ready bucket seat with a six-point safety harness.

Porsche claims the new Clubsport is the first production race car to feature body parts made from natural-fibre composite materials, which are said to have similar weight and stiffness carbon-fibre properties, but are more sustainable.

Both passenger doors and rear wing are made from an organic fibre mix primarily sourced from agricultural by-products, like flax and hemp fibres.

There are two versions to choose from: Trackday, which is aimed at “ambitious” amateurs, and Competition for national and international racing series.

The Trackday variant has fixed shocks, ABS, stability and traction control, air-conditioning, a hand-held fire extinguisher, a rescue hatch in the roof, and an 80-litre fuel tank.

The Competition version, on the other hand, has a larger 115-litre tank, an integrated air jack for speedy pit stops, quick-release steering wheel, an automatic fire extinguisher system, shocks that are adjustable in three stages, and infinitely adjustable front-to-rear brake balance.

Both Clubsport variants are available to order right now, but deliveries won’t begin until February.

In Europe pricing, exclusive of tax, for the Trackday model starts from €134,000 ($214,000), while the Competition kicks off from €157,000 ($251,000).



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