Road Tests Real world tests of Cayman S vs 944 Turbo

0-60mph

Cayman S
5.2 s
944 Turbo
5.5 s

Top speed

Cayman S
172 mph
944 Turbo
156 mph

0-100mph

Cayman S
13.1 s
944 Turbo
14.2 s

1/4 mile

Cayman S
13.7 s
944 Turbo
13.5 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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Faster top speed 172 mph vs 156 mph 16 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 315 HP @ 7,200 RPM vs 217 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 45% stronger engine
Slightly faster to 100mph 13.1 s vs 14.2 s Around 10% faster to 100mph
Bigger engine 3,436 cc vs 2,500 cc More than 35% bigger engine
Front view of Porsche 944 Turbo

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Porsche 944 Turbo

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Cayman S  vs
944 Turbo 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 1985

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.45 lb/hp 12.98 lb/hp
Maximum hp 315 HP @ 7,200 RPM 217 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 273 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM 244 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

engine

Displacement 3,436 cc 2,500 cc
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

Cayman S  vs
944 Turbo 
Top speed 172 mph 156 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s 13.5 s
0-60mph 5.2 s 5.5 s
0-100mph 13.1 s 14.2 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 11.73 in Disc
Rear brakes Disc 11.77 in Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,977 lb 2,816 lb
Width 70.9 in 68.3 in
Height 51.3 in 50.2 in
Length 172.3 in 166.5 in
Wheelbase 95.1 in 94.5 in
Porsche Cayman S
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