The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS and Clubsport come ready to take on the track, but an ice racing course in Zell am See, Austria, is probably not the circuit where you expect to see them. To make the laps there even more special, these cars are burning a renewable form of petrol.
The video above shows them sliding around the ice track, and it looks like a lot of fun. With the lack of traction, the Caymans are constantly drifting.
Gallery: Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Ice Racing With Synthetic Fuel
Porsche's video focuses on the petrol powering these Caymans. They are running on a biofuel that comes from food waste products. The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup used this substance to power all of the 911 GT3 Cup cars starting with the 2021 season. This demonstration showed that the stuff was able to work in road cars, too.
Burning this fuel produces less CO2 than traditional petrol. The way Porsche sees things combustion-powered vehicles are still going to be on the road for decades, and this material is a way to improve their emissions, the company claims.
The automaker is part of a joint venture with Siemens Energy and other companies to operate the world's first integrated, large-scale commercial plant to produce biofuel. The site is in the Magallanes Province in Chile. Porsche is buying the renewable petrol for its race cars.
The 718 Cayman GT4 RS and Clubsport debuted at the 2021 Los Angles Auto Show. Both models use a 4.0-litre flat-six. In the RS, it makes 493 bhp and 331 lb-ft. Track-only Clubsport pushes the output to 500 bhp on the dot.