Road Tests Real world tests of GT 86 vs Cayman

Top speed

GT 86
140 mph
Cayman
165 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Toyota GT 86

Reasons to consider the
Toyota GT 86

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Lighter curb weight 2,596 lb vs 2,889 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Porsche Cayman

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Cayman

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Faster top speed 165 mph vs 140 mph 25 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 270 HP @ 6,700 RPM vs 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 35% stronger engine
More torque 213 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM vs 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM More than 40% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 2,706 cc vs 2,000 cc More than 35% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT 86  vs
Cayman 
Brand Toyota Porsche
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.18 lb/hp 10.7 lb/hp
Maximum hp 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM 270 HP @ 6,700 RPM
Maximum torque 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM 213 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,596 lb 2,889 lb
Width 69.9 in 70.9 in
Height 51.2 in 50.9 in
Length 166.9 in 172.4 in
Front track width 59.8 in 60.1 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 97.4 in

road tests

GT 86  vs
Cayman 
Top speed 140 mph 165 mph

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc 2,706 cc
Cylinders Flat 4 Flat 6
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in 3.5 in / 2.9 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Toyota GT 86
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Porsche Cayman
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