Video: Porsche Cayman GTS goes karting

Porsche Cayman GTS go-kart track
4 Aug, 2014 11:20am Jordan Bishop

Porsche demonstrates new Cayman GTS' handling prowess around Italian indoor go-kart track

If there were any doubts surrounding the new Cayman GTS’ handling credentials, Porsche latest video of the two-door coupe should clear matters up. 

Shot at an indoor karting track in Northern Italy, the short film (below) features the current flagship Cayman being put through its paces around the Mantova circuit’s series of ultra-tight bends.

Given the layout, agility rather than out-and-out performance was the focus, and the test driver clearly didn’t get a chance to make full use of the GTS’ 335bhp 3.4-litre flat six engine.

On the open road this is capable of hitting 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds when paired to the seven-speed PDK automatic gearbox, before making its way on to a 177mph top speed. Even when settling for a rather more sedate indoor pace, the Cayman doesn’t appear to struggle through the corners – although no lap times were listed, leaving viewers to speculate on just how fast it navigated the 700m long course.    

Helping account for the extra output over a standard Cayman S is Porsche’s Active Suspension Management system – usually a £971 optional extra – which lowers the ride height 10mm for more nimble handing. The £1,085 Sports Chrono package is fitted to the GTS’ basic spec, too, and includes dynamic engine mounts and launch control for PDK auto variants. 

How does Porsche's Cayman GTS karting video compare to BMW's M235i Drift Mob film? Take a look and tell us your favourite in the comments section.

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