$54,000 Price Tag for Manthey Racing Porsche 718 GT4 RS Handling Package

Performance Upgrades: Coilover Suspension, Enhanced Brakes, Increased Downforce – Installation Not Included

If you desire enhanced performance for your Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS, Manthey Racing is the way to go. This Nürburgring-centered company, which is affiliated with Porsche, specializes in racing vehicles and also conducts modifications on their road cars. Porsche announced on Friday that the Manthey Racing performance package for the 718 Cayman GT4 RS will soon be available in the United States. However, this upgrade comes with a high price tag.

In particular, $53,946 plus installation charges at a Manthey-approved Porsche dealership. Additionally, you can opt for a bigger carbon-fiber Gurney flap for the rear wing and carbon front-fender vents for an extra $5,890. This is a significant amount of money to spend on enhancements for a car that already has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $163,650, which often sells for even more than that.

The package comes with adjustable coilovers that need to be adjusted manually in place of the original suspension parts, an enhanced braking system featuring stainless-steel lines and fresh pads, and significantly modified aerodynamics. It includes a fresh front underbody panel, dive planes positioned in front of the front tires, a larger rear wing, and aero discs for the back wheels. When the wing is adjusted to its maximum attack position, downforce at 124 mph rises from 196 pounds to 372 pounds.

Changes made to the Nürburgring Nordschleife track have resulted in a six-second decrease in lap time, especially when driven by Porsche factory driver Jörg Bergmeister. However, individual results may vary.

As the Cayman is on track to become fully electric soon, the 718 GT4 RS MR is poised to be the most advanced version of Porsche’s mid-engine sports car. Just to refresh your memory, the GT4 RS comes equipped with the identical 4.0-liter, 9,000-rpm flat-six engine as the GT3, featuring an unconventional intake system with ducts that traverse through the interior. The regular model already performs exceptionally well on the track, so this upcoming version promises to be truly extraordinary.

Is it worth the cost? Definitely for certain individuals.

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