Manthey-Racing, renowned for managing Porsche’s motorsport programs, has developed an impressive upgrade package for the already high-performing 718 Cayman GT4 RS. Known for its motorsports expertise and engineering prowess at the Nürburgring, this German company has recently delved into enhancing Porsche’s road cars, making its products accessible at Porsche showrooms worldwide, including in the U.S.
Their latest masterpiece, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS MR, is the result of incorporating knowledge gained from Manthey’s work on the Cayman GT4 Clubsport racer. This comprehensive upgrade package, aptly named the Manthey Kit, primarily focuses on optimizing aerodynamics and chassis components. As a result, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS shaves an impressive 6.179 seconds off its Nürburgring lap time, clocking in at 7:03.121. It’s important to note that this lap time was achieved using Michelin’s Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires.
One of the standout enhancements is the introduction of a new coil-over suspension featuring adjustable spring struts with four positions, allowing for easy customization of rebound and compression stages without the need for additional tools. Moreover, the front suspension’s spring rates have been increased by 20%, further improving performance.
In terms of braking, the engineers at Manthey-Racing have installed steel hoses to ensure optimal stopping power on the track. They also offer track-specific brake pads for those seeking the ultimate performance.
The aerodynamic upgrades are equally impressive, with a wider rear wing featuring four levels of adjustment, along with an extension for the stock ducktail spoiler. Additionally, new air curtains at the front, equipped with a wheel arch Gurney flap, enhance aerodynamics. Completing the package is a new carbon underbody with its own diffusers. These modifications result in a significant increase in downforce, reaching 372 pounds at a speed of 124 mph, compared to the stock 196 pounds. To further streamline airflow along the vehicle’s flanks, buyers can opt for aerodiscs for the rear wheels.
While no changes have been made to the powertrain, the car retains its formidable 4.0-liter flat-6 engine, producing an impressive 493 hp. All this power is channeled to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Pricing details are yet to be disclosed; however, Porsche has confirmed that the Manthey Kit will be available in Europe starting from December, with availability in other markets to be announced at a later date.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS upgrade package.
What upgrades does the Manthey Kit offer for the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS?
The Manthey Kit provides a range of upgrades for the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS, including enhanced aerodynamics with a wider rear wing, adjustable suspension with four positions, increased front spring rates, improved braking with steel hoses, and optimized airflow with new air curtains and a carbon underbody. These upgrades contribute to improved performance and a significant reduction in the Nürburgring lap time.
Does the Manthey Kit include any changes to the powertrain?
No, the Manthey Kit focuses primarily on aerodynamic and chassis enhancements, and does not include any modifications to the powertrain. The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS retains its powerful 4.0-liter flat-6 engine generating 493 hp, which is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
When will the Manthey Kit be available and where?
The Manthey Kit is set to be available in Europe from December. However, the availability in other markets is yet to be announced. Buyers can inquire about the kit’s availability at Porsche showrooms, including those in the United States.
What improvements are achieved with the Manthey Kit’s aerodynamic upgrades?
The aerodynamic enhancements of the Manthey Kit include a wider rear wing with four levels of adjustment, an extended ducktail spoiler, new air curtains with a wheel arch Gurney flap, and a carbon underbody with diffusers. These upgrades significantly increase downforce, improving stability and grip. The total downforce is raised to 372 pounds from the stock 196 pounds at a speed of 124 mph.
Does the Manthey Kit offer any track-specific features?
Yes, the Manthey Kit caters to track enthusiasts with track-focused upgrades. The braking system is enhanced with steel hoses for optimal stopping power, and track-specific brake pads are available. Additionally, aerodiscs can be added to the rear wheels to improve aerodynamics and streamline airflow along the flanks of the vehicle.
More about Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS upgrade package.
- Manthey-Racing Official Website
- Porsche Official Website
- Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Overview
- Nürburgring Official Website
- Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R Tires
- Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS MR Article
- Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Performance Specs