Road Tests Real world tests of Cayman R vs Boxster Spyder

0-60mph

Top speed

Cayman R
174 mph
Boxster Spyder
164 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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Faster top speed 174 mph vs 164 mph 10 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 4 s vs 4.4 s Around 10% faster to 60mph
Great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track 1:12.40 vs 1:14.50 Around 5% great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track
Faster to 200kph 15.5 s vs 17.9 s Around 15% faster to 200kph
Side view of Porsche Boxster Spyder

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Porsche Boxster Spyder

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Slightly lighter curb weight 2,805 lb vs 2,904 lb Around 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Cayman R  vs
Boxster Spyder 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 66,300 61,200
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.91 lb/hp 8.9 lb/hp
Maximum hp 326 HP @ 7,400 RPM 315 HP
Maximum torque 274 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM 274 ft-lb
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system rack&pinionVPAS Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,400 cc 3,400 cc
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,904 lb 2,805 lb

road tests

Cayman R  vs
Boxster Spyder 
Top speed 174 mph 164 mph
1/4 mile 12.5 s 12.7 s
0-60mph 4 s 4.4 s
0-100mph 10.2 s 10.3 s
0-200kph 15.5 s 17.9 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:12.40 1:14.50

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive Rear wheel drive
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 12.52 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes 11.77 in Disc Disc
Porsche Cayman R
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