Manthey-Racing kit lightens Cayman Clubsport by 88 pounds and improves suspension
We first saw the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport at the LA Auto Show last November. It’s a race-ready car with a welded-in roll cage, racing seat, six-point harness and FIA-approved 18.5-gallon fuel tank, using the front axles and lightweight strut suspension from the GT3. Curb weight: 2,866 pounds.
Now, comes the Manthey-Racing kit for the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, called the Clubsport MR. Consider it a Clubsport that goes up to 11, or maybe even 12. Manthey-Racing was founded by German racer Olaf Manthey in 1996 after he had spent more than 20 years in the driver’s seat at racetracks across Europe. Since ’96, the team has garnered numerous wins in Porsche Cup, in all manner of races at the Nurburgring and at Le Mans. Manthey-Racing is headquartered across the street from the Nordschliefe’s long straightaway in an 11,000-square-foot development center.
Last weekend at the Total 24 Hours of Spa, Manthey-Racing introduced the Clubsport MR kit for the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. It lightens up the already-light Clubsport GT4 with carbon-fiber doors and front hood, a polycarbonate windshield and an optional lightweight battery. All told, that reduces curb weight by 88 pounds, to 2,778. To tighten up handling, the kit includes a two-way adjustable race-suspension kit with linear bearings and an adjustable sway bar with blade adjustment. To finish it off, there is a larger rear wing with extended wing brackets.
The kit will be available exclusively through Porsche Motorsport North America in October and will be eligible for Cayman Clubsport GT4s competing in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class and IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS class. Pricing is not yet available, but we’ll bring it to you as soon as we know.
“We welcome the updated Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport package into our offerings for motorsport customers in North America,” said Jens Walther, president/CEO, Porsche Motorsport North America. “Customer racing is the structure on which all sports-car racing is built, and as the GT3 and ACO classes become more manufacturer-oriented, the GT4 category provides a more attainable entry point to compete in sports-car racing.”