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Porsche will race into the Los Angeles show with the track-bound Cayman GT4 Clubsport

porsche will race into the los angeles show with track bound cayman gt4 clubsport
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Porsche will travel to the Los Angeles Motor Show that will throw open its doors next month to introduce a new model dubbed Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The Clubsport is essentially a track-only version of the street-legal Cayman GT4 (pictured) that was unveiled earlier this year in Geneva.

Full details are being kept under wraps until the beginning of the Los Angeles show, so what the Clubsport will look like inside and out is anyone’s guess for the time being. All we know so far is that it will boast a naturally-aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six engine tuned to deliver 385 horsepower. The six will spin the rear wheels via a dual-clutch automatic transmission controlled by shift paddles and a locking rear differential.

Performance specifications haven’t been published yet. For what it’s worth, the street-legal GT4 — which is presumably a lot heavier than the 2,866-pound track-spec Clubsport — can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and go on to a top speed of 183 mph.

To help pilots make the most of the Clubsport’s power on the track, Porsche has fitted the coupe with front suspension components borrowed from the 911 GT3 Cup, an upgraded racing brake system, a full roll cage and a bucket seat with a six-point safety harness.

Related: 2017 Porsche Cayman and Boxster to get a flat-four engine

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is scheduled to go on sale nationwide shortly after it’s fully unveiled in the City of Angels. Pricing information hasn’t been announced yet.

Starting next year, the GT4 Clubsport will be eligible to participate in a long list of race series around the world, including the Pirelli World Challenge, the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, and the Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada. Additionally, owners will be able to participate in races organized by the Porsche Club of America.

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