Road Tests Real world tests of Subaru BRZ vs Cayman S

0-60mph

Subaru BRZ
6.4 s
Cayman S
5.2 s

Top speed

Subaru BRZ
143 mph
Cayman S
172 mph

0-100mph

Subaru BRZ
16.2 s
Cayman S
13.1 s

1/4 mile

Subaru BRZ
14.9 s
Cayman S
13.7 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Subaru BRZ

Reasons to consider the
Subaru BRZ

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Lighter curb weight 2,684 lb vs 2,977 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Porsche Cayman S

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Porsche Cayman S

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Faster top speed 172 mph vs 143 mph 29 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 13.7 s vs 14.9 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 13.1 s vs 16.2 s Around 20% faster to 100mph
More torque 273 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM vs 152 ft-lb @ 6,400 RPM Around 80% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 315 HP @ 7,200 RPM vs 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM Around 60% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $61k vs $38k More than 60% more expensive harder to own
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 9.45 lb/hp vs 13.62 lb/hp More than 30% better power-to-weight ratio
Bigger engine 3,436 cc vs 2,000 cc More than 70% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Subaru BRZ  vs
Cayman S 
Brand Subaru Porsche
Price 38,250 60,995
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2009
City mileage 19 MPG 20 MPG
Highway mileage 27 MPG 29 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.62 lb/hp 9.45 lb/hp
Maximum hp 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM 315 HP @ 7,200 RPM
Maximum torque 152 ft-lb @ 6,400 RPM 273 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 11.61 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes 11.61 in Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,684 lb 2,977 lb
Width 69.9 in 70.9 in
Height 50.6 in 51.3 in
Length 166.7 in 172.3 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 95.1 in

road tests

Subaru BRZ  vs
Cayman S 
Top speed 143 mph 172 mph
1/4 mile 14.9 s 13.7 s
0-60mph 6.4 s 5.2 s
0-100mph 16.2 s 13.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc 3,436 cc
Cylinders Flat 4 Flat 6
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Subaru BRZ
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