Manthey Racing Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Kit Available Now

Manthey Racing, the Nürburgring-based specialist known for transforming road cars into track-ready machines, now offers the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS enhancement package locally. The kit significantly boosts the 718 Cayman GT4 RS’s already impressive track capabilities.

A Porsche subsidiary, Manthey Racing has a storied history rooted in motorsport success. Founded in 1996, Manthey Racing quickly became a dominant force on the racetrack. In 2021, Porsche officially partnered with Manthey Racing to create aftermarket kits that integrate seamlessly with their vehicles while maintaining the factory warranty. This collaboration highlights Manthey’s role in pushing the boundaries of Porsche’s engineering, making their enhancements highly sought after by performance enthusiasts.

The Manthey Racing kit for the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Kits includes a host of modifications designed to enhance aerodynamics and suspension. The kit features a manually adjustable coilover suspension with an inverted set-up for better track handling, replacing the stock components. The suspension system includes spring struts that can be adjusted to four distinct positions, with rebound and compression stages adjustable without tools.

One of the key features of the kit is the aerodynamic enhancements. These include a new front underbody panel, dive planes ahead of the front tires, and aero discs for the rear wheels. The most notable addition is a larger, swan-neck rear wing, which increases downforce significantly. At speeds of 124 mph, the total downforce jumps from 196 pounds on the standard GT4 RS to 372 pounds with the Manthey kit’s rear wing set to the Performance position, nearly doubling the car’s stability and grip on the track.

The Manthey Kit’s performance enhancements are most evident in the challenging Nürburgring Nordschleife. In 2023, Porsche factory driver Jörg Bergmeister showcased the kit’s potential by achieving a remarkable lap time of 7:03.121 minutes, a significant improvement of over six seconds compared to the standard model. This impressive performance boost is attributed to the enhanced aerodynamics and upgraded suspension system, which includes a 20 percent increase in front spring rates and carbon fiber reinforcements to the engine cover.

The Manthey Racing kit for the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Kite is now available through authorized Porsche Centers. Its MSRP is $53,946, excluding installation costs. For those looking to push the envelope even further, an additional package is available for $5,890. This package includes carbon fiber front fender louvers and a larger gurney flap for the rear wing, increasing rear-axle downforce by up to four percent in its most aggressive setting.

Potential buyers and enthusiasts can also experience the enhanced 718 Cayman GT4 RS at Porsche Experience Centers in Atlanta and Los Angeles. These centers offer driving programs featuring the Manthey-equipped GT4 RS, allowing drivers to fully appreciate the performance upgrades before making a purchase. For more information, please visit the official Porsche website.

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