Road Tests Real world tests of Cayman S vs 911 Carrera 4

0-60mph

Cayman S
5.2 s

Top speed

Cayman S
172 mph
911 Carrera 4
175 mph

1/4 mile

Cayman S
13.7 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche Cayman S

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Cayman S

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Lighter curb weight 2,977 lb vs 3,308 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera 4

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Carrera 4

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 13.7 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 60mph 3.7 s vs 5.2 s Around 30% faster to 60mph
Way more expensive sticker price $103k vs $61k Around 70% more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Cayman S  vs
911 Carrera 4 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 60,995 102,930
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.45 lb/hp 9.62 lb/hp
Maximum hp 315 HP @ 7,200 RPM 344 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 273 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM 287 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 12.99 in Disc
Rear brakes Disc 12.99 in Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,977 lb 3,308 lb
Width 70.9 in 72.9 in
Height 51.3 in 51.2 in
Length 172.3 in 176.8 in
Wheelbase 95.1 in 96.5 in

road tests

Cayman S  vs
911 Carrera 4 
Top speed 172 mph 175 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s 12 s
0-60mph 5.2 s 3.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD AWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

engine

Displacement 3,436 cc 3,436 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 Flat 6
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Porsche Cayman S
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Porsche 911 Carrera 4
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