Road Tests Real world tests of Cayman R vs Corvette

0-60mph

Top speed

Cayman R
174 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

0-100mph

Cayman R
10.2 s
Corvette Z06
8.3 s

1/4 mile

Cayman R
12.5 s

Nurburgring time

Cayman R
8:06.0
Corvette Z06
7:22.68

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche Cayman R

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Cayman R

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Higher redline 7,500 RPM vs 7,000 RPM More than 5% more revs
Slightly lighter curb weight 2,904 lb vs 3,130 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

Reasons to consider the
Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Faster top speed 198 mph vs 174 mph 24 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Significantly more torque 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 274 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM Around 70% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Way more more powerful engine 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 326 HP @ 7,400 RPM Around 55% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 3,400 cc More than 2x bigger engine
Faster to 100mph 8.3 s vs 10.2 s Around 20% faster to 100mph
Faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 12.5 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Better power-to-weight ratio 6.26 lb/hp vs 8.91 lb/hp Around 30% better power-to-weight ratio
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:22.68 vs 8:06.0 Around 10% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Cayman R  vs
Corvette 
Brand Porsche Chevrolet
Price 66,300 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.91 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 326 HP @ 7,400 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 274 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system rack&pinionVPAS Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,400 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.82 in / 3.05 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,904 lb 3,130 lb
Width 70.9 in 76 in
Height 50.6 in 49.1 in
Length 171.1 in 174.6 in
Front track width 58.7 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 95.1 in 105.7 in

road tests

Cayman R  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 174 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s 12 s
0-60mph 4 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 10.2 s 8.3 s
20.6km nurburgring time 8:06.0 7:22.68
Laguna seca lap time 1:41.64 1:34.43
Hockenheim short lap time 1:12.40 1:08.70

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 3.89:1 3.42:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 12.52 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes 11.77 in Disc Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 19 285/30 19
Rear wheels Unknown/? 19 510/30 20
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