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Porsche has confirmed that it will be building a more hardcore track-only version of the sensational Cayman GT4. Called the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, the new race car will be homologated next year for race series such as the Pirelli World Challenge and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, as well as club races around the world.

No official images have been revealed just yet – those will probably be released later on – but the Clubsport is said to be nearly identical to the standard production GT4. There are a few noteworthy changes that have been made to turn the mid-engined sports car into a race-ready weapon, however.

While the 3.8 litre naturally-aspirated flat-six has been retained, the Clubsport ditches the GT4’s six-speed manual gearbox in favour of a much faster PDK dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters. There’s also a lightweight front axle from the bigger 911 GT3 Cup, 380 mm race-spec steel brakes, a welded-in roll cage, a racing bucket seat and a six-point safety harness. All in all, the Clubsport weighs in at just 1,300 kg.

Sales of the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport will kick off the same time the car makes its debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, on November 18.