Road Tests Real world tests of Cayman vs S3 Sportback

Top speed

Cayman
165 mph
S3 Sportback
155 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche Cayman

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Cayman

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Faster top speed 165 mph vs 155 mph 10 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Higher redline 7,800 RPM vs 6,800 RPM Around 15% more revs
Bigger engine 2,706 cc vs 1,984 cc More than 35% bigger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 10.7 lb/hp vs 11.79 lb/hp Around 10% better power-to-weight ratio
Car-autoblog view of Audi S3 Sportback

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
More torque 258 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 213 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Cayman  vs
S3 Sportback 
Brand Porsche Audi
Price 52,600 50,959
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2013

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 2,706 cc 1,984 cc
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 9.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 2.9 in 3.2 in / 3.7 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC

road tests

Cayman  vs
S3 Sportback 
Top speed 165 mph 155 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.7 lb/hp 11.79 lb/hp
Maximum hp 270 HP @ 6,700 RPM 261 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 213 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 258 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,800 RPM 6,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203 457/? 191
Rear wheels 457/? 229 457/? 191

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,889 lb 3,076 lb
Width 70.9 in 70 in
Height 50.9 in 55.2 in
Length 172.4 in 167.5 in
Front track width 60.1 in 60.4 in
Wheelbase 97.4 in 102.2 in
Porsche Cayman
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