Road Tests Real world tests of Cayman R vs 911 Carrera S Coupé

0-60mph

Top speed

Cayman R
174 mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche Cayman R

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Cayman R

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Slightly lighter curb weight 2,904 lb vs 3,076 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupé

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Faster top speed 188 mph vs 174 mph 14 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $99k vs $66k 50% more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 400 HP @ 7,400 RPM vs 326 HP @ 7,400 RPM Around 25% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 12.5 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
More torque 325 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM vs 274 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.69 lb/hp vs 8.91 lb/hp Around 15% better power-to-weight ratio
Higher redline 7,800 RPM vs 7,500 RPM Around 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Cayman R  vs
911 Carrera S Coupé 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 66,300 98,900
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.91 lb/hp 7.69 lb/hp
Maximum hp 326 HP @ 7,400 RPM 400 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 274 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM 325 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 7,800 RPM
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 S Coupé 
Top speed 174 mph 188 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s 12 s
0-60mph 4 s 3.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
Axle ratio 3.89:1 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 12.52 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes 11.77 in Disc Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 19 508/? 216
Rear wheels Unknown/? 19 508/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,904 lb 3,076 lb
Width 70.9 in 71.2 in
Height 50.6 in 51 in
Length 171.1 in 176.8 in
Front track width 58.7 in 60.6 in
Wheelbase 95.1 in 96.5 in
Porsche Cayman R
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