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    New GT4 successor "very close"

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    Doc Cayman
    • Title: New GT4 successor "very close"

    Porsche is understood to be “very close” to making a decision to go ahead with a successor to the GT4.

     

    Porsche’s GT division brought us the 911 GT3 Touring package undoubtedly following the success of the Cayman GT4, and now we understand that something even closer to our hearts could be next.

     

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    “The GT4 showed us there was demand for a pure driving Porsche with a manual gearbox,” said Frank Walliser, Porsche’s VP of Motorsport “This theme of ‘pure and simple’ is a success in other fields too, like scrambler motorbikes and single-speed bicycles. People like simplicity.”

     

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    “A GT car drives like it does because all the suspension components are changed. And the investment has to be recouped with the price. You can’t downsize the idea of a GT car.”

    The introduction of the 718 saw Porsche dropping six-cylinder engines from the Cayman in favour of four-cylinder turbo engines.

     

     

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    “We won’t do a performance four-cylinder”

     

     

    hints from Walliser that a successor to the GT4 is also likely to have six cylinders.

     

    Watch this space….

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Who is Frank Walliser?

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    Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser joined Porsche as a mechanical engineering student in 1995.

     

    With a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering specialising in combustion engines and technology management, Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser held the position of General Manager of Motorsport Strategies at Porsche from 2003 to 2008. As the overall project manager of the 918 Spyder from November 2010, he was responsible for the development of Porsche’s ground-breaking super sports car.

     

    Porsche motorsport is familiar terrain for Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser. A native of Stuttgart, Walliser took over as the Vice President of Motorsport at Porsche on 1st October 2014. In this role, he is responsible for the worldwide GT motor racing activities for both the factory team and Porsche’s customer teams. He will also be responsible for GT production sports cars, while remaining as project manager for the 918 Spyder project.

     

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    Doc Cayman

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    have to say - i'm so excited about this! 

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