Getting to see a Le Mans ace and outright record holder at Pikes Peak behind the wheel of anything is special. It’s even better when those visuals are complemented by one of the most glorious exhaust notes in the world of motorsport.
Romain Dumas has mastered most vehicles with four wheels, and as he’s a curious, old-school kind of driver who delves into new environments and excels immediately. Dumas has won twice in the R-GT class in a 997 GT3, but has since started developing the newer, better balanced contender for R-GT: The Cayman GT4 R-GT.
This snarling little beast is stripped and pared down to make it even more agile. Fixed windows with sliding ports trim weight but make the cabin a sauna, so a roof snorkel is implemented to keep the temperatures bearable. No official specs are available yet, but Porsche is reportedly developing this car for WRC competition, so expect some wild figures.
The Cayman GT4 R-GT will debut at Rallye Deutschland next weekend, and if it does well enough, Porsche may consider building a factory version based upon a future model. We wait with bated breath.