Jay Leno drives Porsche’s new track weapon.
Porsche is known and admired for plenty of feats in the automotive world, but one of the most prominent is its ability to create sports cars with a driver-centered focus and racing ready power, performance, and engineering. The new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is one of the most recent and greatest examples, boasting a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat six engine producing 493 horsepower, an advanced swan neck wing, and other lightweight and agility-focused features to make it a racing-ready masterpiece.
With its mid-engined layout, the GT4 RS features a dynamism that rivals the legendary 911 GT3, and on Jay Leno’s Garage, the prolific comedian and car collector got the chance to get behind the wheel of the incredible sports car, with the help of his friend, Spike Feresten.
On the road, Leno got a first-hand experience of the thrilling and track-ready nature of the 718 Cayman GT4 RS, and all the features and characteristics of the sports car that make it worthy of Porsche’s prestigious “Renn Sport” name. Finished in the stunning Paint To Sample Oslo Blue with the desirable and motorsport-focused Weissach Package, the car features a body-colored stripe on the carbon fiber hood from Porsche’s Sonderwunsch department.
With the experience of driving the incredible 718 Cayman GT4 RS, with a small and agile design and incredible naturally aspirated power, the car’s appearance on Jay Leno’s Garage fans the flames of the controversial debate: is the Porsche 718 better than the 911?