Having made its global debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport has now made its Asian premiere at the Sepang International Circuit, on the eve of the Sepang 12 Hours. The version seen here is the Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR – the final suffix standing for Manthey Racing, the outfit which has seen considerable success on the WEC circuit and is 51% owned by Porsche.

A stripped-down, track-only version of the roadgoing Cayman GT4, the GT4 Clubsport starts with a dry-sumped, 3.8 litre naturally-aspirated flat-six with 385 hp and 420 Nm of torque paired to a modified, six-speed version of Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch transmission, complete with a racing-optimised limited-slip differential and dual mass flywheel.

Items which help the car make it through GT4-class homologation include a 100-litre FT3 safety fuel cell with fuel cut-off safety valve, fire extinguisher system, air jack system, polycarbonate windscreen and window net, among others. Air conditioning is optional in the GT4 Clubsport, which should prove very welcome in tropical climes such as those in Sepang.

Manthey Racing also offers a range of accessories for the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, including a lightweight lithium-ion battery, additional headlight integrated into the front bumper, BBS rim set, undercarriage protection, windscreen protection foils, drinking system including drink bottle, and a Recaro co-driver seat package including six-point harness and foot rest.

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR is priced at 159,990 Euros (RM747,811), which comprises the base car at 127,900 Euros (RM597,807) and the Manthey Racing kit at 32,090 Euros (RM149,986). The road-going Cayman GT4 was launched at a price of RM840,000 excluding registration, road tax and insurance in Malaysia.

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