Porsche Cayman GT4 vs Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Package

Picture of Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Package (Mk VI)
Picture of Porsche Cayman GT4 (981)
Category Camaro SS 1LEPorsche Cayman GT4
Engine layout 6.2 l V83.8 l B6
Max power (ps / bhp) 461 / 455385 / 380
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 617 / 455419 / 309
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1703 / 37541360 / 2998
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 271 / 267283 / 279

Acceleration

Speed & distance Camaro SS 1LEPorsche Cayman GT4
0 - 40 mph 2.5 s2.2 s
0 - 60 mph 4.0 s4.0 s
0 - 80 mph 6.5 s6.2 s
0 - 100 mph 9.1 s9.0 s
0 - 150 mph 25.4 s22.9 s
1/4 mile 12.3 s @ 116.0 mph12.3 s @ 115.2 mph

General performance

Category Camaro SS 1LEPorsche Cayman GT4
Top speed 266 kph (165 mph)295 kph (183 mph)
Fuel economy 13.1 l/100 km (18 mpg US / 22 UK)13.2 l/100 km (18 mpg US / 21 UK)
Lateral acceleration 1.12 g (11 m/s²)1.01 g (10 m/s²)
70 mph - 0 43 m (140 ft)46 m (151 ft)

Summary

Category Camaro SS 1LEPorsche Cayman GT4
Track Performance 398389
Straight line speed 10511141
Total 14491530

Verdict

Cayman GT4 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Anon  1y ago

I was surprised to see the GT4 outdid the camaro on a lot of these. Based on dyno plots, would have expected the higher torque/hp (even accounting for weight) of the SS to destroy the GT4.

I did a few laps in a GT4 at Exotics Racing/Speed Vegas (highly recommend if you're in Vegas) among other high end sports cars, and it felt like the right amount of power for me. But not wanting to pay 100k+ for a storage-less coupe (only would really consider something like CT5-V Blackwing at that level), am looking at the Camaros. ZL1 honestly felt like too much (+increased weight/size), even though it looks like a beast. Was also looking at the new GR86, but I feel it might get boring too soon with the lower power capability, and I hear cabin noise is bad on the highway.

 

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Corvolet3  1y ago

Maybe the GT350R would appeal to you?


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Shwingbob  1y ago

Corvettes have always had decent luggage space. Even the new gen has a good amount


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Ian Cloud  1y ago

I actually own both of those cars. I have a ‘19 SS with the 1LE track package and a ‘21 718 GT4. You can add the lap time comparisons for COTA. GT4 2:36 and Camaro 2:35. I too am amazed how close these cars are but are also so different in the way the accomplish the same lap times. My analogy is the GT4 is a scalpel and the Camaro is a butcher knife.

 

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Anon  1y ago

Thanks for the input. I feel like I'm more of a scalpel than butcher knife kind of person, but what else can you do at anything near the SS 1LE's price range? Only thing I can think of is supercharge the new BRZ/GR86


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Corvolet3  1y ago

It's crazy you can compare a modern Camaro SS to a Porsche nowadays. They truly outdid themselves with the Mk6. Might as well buy one someday, who knows :D


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Flabernat  6y ago

Wow, I love both, but I can't believe how close these lap times are.


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Joseph Cobbs  7y ago

Wow that for half the price the camero is almost a match for the fastest Cayman..

 

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Caf0011  4y ago

almost?