Atlanta-based Porsche enthusiasts rejoice as the company announces the U.S. release of its highly-anticipated Manthey Kit for the 718 Cayman GT4 RS. Designed to enhance track performance, this kit brings significant modifications to the car’s aerodynamics, chassis, and optional braking system, further improving the car’s ability to be a formidable track weapon.
The Manthey Kit, named after renowned Porsche partner Manthey-Racing, includes a range of upgrades that were designed in close collaboration between Porsche Motorsport and Manthey’s Nordschleife specialists. This expertly engineered kit catapulted the GT4 RS around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a record-breaking 7:03.121 minutes – a staggering six-second improvement over the standard 718 Cayman GT4 RS.
The aerodynamics-focused enhancements boost the downforce by almost double at around 124 mph. The kit comprises unique aerodiscs on the rear wheels, a larger rear wing, new flaps, air curtains, and a carbon underbody with diffusers. The aerodiscs, crafted from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, not only minimize turbulence around the rear of the car but also offer customizable options with an available decorative film.
Additional enhancements involve modifications to the vehicle’s chassis. The collaboration with Manthey yielded an adaptable coilover suspension setup, complete with modified spring rates. The track-ready spring struts are adjustable to four different positions, and the rebound and compression stages can also be modified tool-free. For vehicles with and without a front axle lift system, different chassis versions are available. The braking system is not left out. With optional track-designed brake pads and standard steel brake lines, the Manthey Kit ensures optimal braking power delivery for an exhilarating track experience.
Several optional extras are available with the kit. Carbon-weave finished rear spoiler attachment, towing loops, and wheel arch vents that match the Weissach package aesthetic can be added for those desiring a distinct visual edge. With the Manthey Kit, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS has indeed found its full potential, achieving impressive performance levels. With this upgrade, not only does it reflect Porsche’s dedication to engineering excellence, but it also underscores its commitment to providing race enthusiasts with an unparalleled track experience.
Further details about the kit’s availability and pricing will be unveiled soon. Regardless of these modifications, the manufacturer’s warranty for the 718 Cayman GT4 RS remains intact, ensuring peace of mind for Porsche owners. This game-changing upgrade is a testament to Porsche’s continued quest for automotive perfection.