Road Tests Real world tests of Cayman R vs 911 Turbo

0-60mph

Cayman R
4 s
911 Turbo
3.9 s

Top speed

Cayman R
174 mph
911 Turbo
192 mph

0-100mph

Cayman R
10.2 s
911 Turbo
8 s

1/4 mile

Cayman R
12.5 s
911 Turbo
11.4 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 3,641 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,500 RPM vs 6,750 RPM More than 10% more revs
Front view of Porsche 911 Turbo

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Turbo

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Way more expensive sticker price $130k vs $66k More than 95% more expensive harder to own
Significantly more torque 459 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 274 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM Around 70% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 192 mph vs 174 mph 18 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 11.4 s vs 12.5 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 473 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 326 HP @ 7,400 RPM More than 45% stronger engine
Faster to 100mph 8 s vs 10.2 s More than 20% faster to 100mph
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.7 lb/hp vs 8.91 lb/hp Around 15% better power-to-weight ratio
Faster to 200kph 12.2 s vs 15.5 s More than 20% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Cayman R  vs
911 Turbo 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 66,300 130,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.91 lb/hp 7.7 lb/hp
Maximum hp 326 HP @ 7,400 RPM 473 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 274 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM 459 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 6,750 RPM
Engine placement Mid Rear
Steering system rack&pinionVPAS Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,400 cc 3,600 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 Flat 6
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.82 in / 3.05 in 3.94 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Cayman R  vs
911 Turbo 
Top speed 174 mph 192 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s 11.4 s
0-60mph 4 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 10.2 s 8 s
0-200kph 15.5 s 12.2 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:12.40 1:13.10

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive 4WD w/PSM, PTM
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 3.89:1 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 12.52 in Disc Brembo 13.78 in Disc
Rear brakes 11.77 in Disc Brembo 13.78 in Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 19 Unknown/? 19
Rear wheels Unknown/? 19 Unknown/? 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,904 lb 3,641 lb
Width 70.9 in 72.9 in
Height 50.6 in 51.2 in
Length 171.1 in 175.2 in
Front track width 58.7 in 58.7 in
Wheelbase 95.1 in 92.5 in
Porsche Cayman R
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