Road Tests Real world tests of Cayman R vs 911 Carrera GTS

0-60mph

Top speed

Cayman R
174 mph
911 Carrera GTS
188 mph

0-100mph

Cayman R
10.2 s

1/4 mile

Cayman R
12.5 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche Cayman R

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Cayman R

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Lighter curb weight 2,904 lb vs 3,399 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

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Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

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Way more expensive sticker price $109k vs $66k More than 65% more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 188 mph vs 174 mph 14 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 402 HP @ 7,300 RPM vs 326 HP @ 7,400 RPM Around 25% stronger engine
Slightly more torque 311 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM vs 274 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Cayman R  vs
911 Carrera GTS 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 66,300 109,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.91 lb/hp 8.46 lb/hp
Maximum hp 326 HP @ 7,400 RPM 402 HP @ 7,300 RPM
Maximum torque 274 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM 311 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 7,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Rear
Steering system rack&pinionVPAS Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,400 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 Flat 6
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.82 in / 3.05 in 4.02 in / 3.05 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Cayman R  vs
911 Carrera GTS 
Top speed 174 mph 188 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s 12.2 s
0-60mph 4 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 10.2 s 9.4 s
0-200kph 15.5 s 14.8 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:12.40 1:12.90

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 3.89:1 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 12.52 in Disc 12.99 in Disc
Rear brakes 11.77 in Disc 12.99 in Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 19 483/? 19
Rear wheels Unknown/? 19 483/? 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,904 lb 3,399 lb
Width 70.9 in 72.9 in
Height 50.6 in 51.2 in
Length 171.1 in 174.6 in
Front track width 58.7 in 58.6 in
Wheelbase 95.1 in 92.5 in
Porsche Cayman R
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