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

0-60mph

Top speed

Cayman S
172 mph
911 Carrera GTS
188 mph

0-100mph

Cayman S
13.1 s

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

Report a correction
Lighter curb weight 2,977 lb vs 3,399 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Report a correction
Faster in the quarter mile 12.2 s vs 13.7 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Way more expensive sticker price $109k vs $61k Around 80% more expensive harder to own
Faster to 100mph 9.4 s vs 13.1 s Around 30% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 188 mph vs 172 mph 16 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 402 HP @ 7,300 RPM vs 315 HP @ 7,200 RPM Around 30% stronger engine
Slightly more torque 311 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM vs 273 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Better power-to-weight ratio 8.46 lb/hp vs 9.45 lb/hp More than 10% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Cayman S  vs
911 Carrera GTS 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 60,995 109,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.45 lb/hp 8.46 lb/hp
Maximum hp 315 HP @ 7,200 RPM 402 HP @ 7,300 RPM
Maximum torque 273 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM 311 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid Rear
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,436 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 Flat 6
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Cayman S  vs
911 Carrera GTS 
Top speed 172 mph 188 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s 12.2 s
0-60mph 5.2 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 13.1 s 9.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,977 lb 3,399 lb
Width 70.9 in 72.9 in
Height 51.3 in 51.2 in
Length 172.3 in 174.6 in
Wheelbase 95.1 in 92.5 in
Porsche Cayman S
Report a correction
Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
Report a correction

Comments

comments powered by Disqus