Porsche 911 Carrera vs Porsche Cayman S

Picture of Porsche 911 Carrera (991)
Picture of Porsche Cayman S (981)
Category Porsche 911 CarreraPorsche Cayman S
Engine type B66-cylinder-boxer
Max power 350 ps (345 bhp)325 ps (321 bhp)
Max torque 390 Nm (288 lb-ft)370 Nm (273 lb-ft)
Curb weight 1400 kg (3086 lbs)1320 kg (2910 lbs)
Power / tonne 250 ps (247 bhp)246 ps (243 bhp)

Performance

Category Porsche 911 CarreraPorsche Cayman S
Top speed 293 kph (182 mph)281 kph (175 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.3 s4.4 s
0 - 200 kph 17.1 s15.9 s
0 - 60 mph 4.2 s4.1 s
0 - 100 mph 9.7 s10.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.5 s @ 93.2 mph8.6 s @ 92.0 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s @ 115.0 mph12.6 s @ 112.5 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.8 s11.8 s
Est. max acceleration 0.73 g (7 m/s²)0.70 g (7 m/s²)
70 mph - 0 47 m (153 ft)45 m (146 ft)

Summary

Category Porsche 911 CarreraPorsche Cayman S
Track Performance 473496
Straight line speed 927964
Total 13991460

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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BR2+  6y ago

..That wont be an option, But i have herd of people switching to V8s.


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Flabernat  6y ago

I was actually thinking about this the other day. I'm curious...
What would it be like if the 3.8L from the (997)GT3 made a return in a new Cayman R?
Kinda like the Camaro using the old Z06 motor, have the Cayman R use the old GT3 motor. Just look at what "only" the Cayman S can do :)


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saxy  6y ago

The Cayman should be faster in general on a track. Straight-line should be the 911's advantage of the engine directly over the back wheels.


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Piorun  6y ago

The diffrence in score is indeed beceause of wet laptime and because not accurate 0-200 time.
They are basicle equal fast.

Cayman with just that 3.8 form 991 GT3, it would fit there without any big constuction changes.

It even doesnt have to have 475 hp, just give it 420, and it would be like mini 458.


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196ss  6y ago

@Fastestlaps
I think Cayman with NA V8 from 918 would be even more exciting!
If Porsche don't want to give Cayman really powerful engine, may be RUF would make something like that.


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196ss  6y ago

I think there is nothing surprising in the fact that the Cayman S a bit faster on the track, since the basic Carrera is not positioned as a model for track. It gives you much more ride comfort, practicality and functionality than the Cayman S.
As of such a large difference in scores - this is due to the time on Suzuka track and bad 0-200 for Carrera. In reality basic 911 Carrera Coupe on the straight line is a bit faster than the Cayman S, Targa and Cabriolet are slower.


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lamboboy  6y ago

Will that engine fit?


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FastestLaps  6y ago

Now, imagine Cayman with Turbo S motor..... versus a Nissan GT-R...


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FastestLaps  6y ago

Pretty devastating!


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Hayes  6y ago

I don't think porsche advertise this!


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Fangio Man  6y ago

Agree.


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Hayes  6y ago

Wow