Porsche Cayman R laptime at Spring Mountain (Radical loop section)

2010 Porsche Cayman R finished a lap of Spring Mountain (Radical loop section) in 1 minute and 21.88 seconds.

Track Spring Mountain (Radical loop section)
Type flying start
Vehicle Porsche Cayman R (987)
Power / weight 330 ps / 1320 kg
Time 1:21.880
Average speed 106 kph (66 mph)
Submitted 21.07.2011 by roadandtrack
Reference http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/comparison/track-trifecta
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Nissan GT-R (R35)1:20.90-1.0
Porsche 911 Turbo1:21.30-0.6
Lotus Evora S1:21.73-0.2
Mustang Shelby GT5001:21.87-0.0
Porsche Cayman R1:21.88
BMW 1 Series M Coupe1:22.82+0.9
Corvette Coupe 6.2 ..1:23.50+1.6
Lotus Evora1:24.82+2.9
Nissan 370Z1:25.62+3.7
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realbigjunk  9y ago

And you also got to understand that the difference .15 sec isn't earth shattering and could go either way depending on set variables. Now if the difference was actually even somewhat substantial (1+ sec) it would be a different story but a tenth of a second could go either way. Also this
is just one (1) track. It would be far more informative too see results far several varying courses. But of course none of that is relavent unless ALL variables are the same for all cars. Variables such as the driver, course conditions, outside temps and so on.

Not that one car being a click or two quicker around "x" track really matters much to people who aren't racing their daily drivers for a living (I don't know any) I would think a great car would be more about the experience behind the wheel, practicality, and other aspects that really matter.


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realbigjunk  9y ago

@w0o0dy: I'm not saying that the "Evora" is not a good car to drive just that I believe that the Cayman R is a much better overall package. The point is that the "numbers" don't mean all that much in the grand scheme of things.

But no the reasons the Cayman wins isn't just because of price, ergo and build. The Cayman wins because it's an awesome mid engined sports car that is a dream to drive. The fact that the Evora beat a 911 in a comparision test isn't really saying much seeing as the Cayman is hughly considered the best driving Porsche by all but the most ignorant 911 nutswingers. GT2's / 3's may be a slightly different story but still the Cayman is fundamentally Porsches best set up car (mid engine > rear engine) it's just that Porsche is obviously keeping it
nuetured.

But anyway the main point was that test track numbers are just one variable of many. I uses the Nissan GT-R as an example because it's basically the ultimate "numbers car". The Evora I would in fact agree it's a great car to drive but there's more to it than that as well. The Caymen is the Jack of all trades.


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w0o0dy  9y ago

@realbigjunk: If you read the articles from the tests you'll see that the Evora S is a marvelous car to drive as well as really fast on a racetrack. They put one against a 911 and it outhandled the Porsche.. the reason the journo's choose the Porsches anyway is that it is relatively cheaper, better ergonomically and better built. If anything its as much a drivers car as te Porsches, even more so than the 911, just shy of the best Porshe (the Cayman R) but not much.


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realbigjunk  9y ago

The Evora S is obviously a great performance car beating the Cayman by a whopping .15 of a sec but I'd take a Cayman over an Evora anyday because it's not just about the numbers unless you race you daily drivers for a living.

The Nissan GT-R puts down better numbers than just about anything but is it the best overall car to own if your not racing your daily drivers for a living? I think not and would spend 20k+ less on an M3, Cayman, Boxster and other far better "driver cars" before I blew 90k on a robot / sort out all my screw ups because I can't drive car such as a GT-R. But then again I'm more about driving a less about the numbers so not all would agree.


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phavyarden  9y ago

http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/comparison/track-trifecta
here is the link of the full article


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w0o0dy  9y ago

@Georg: tell me, convinced by now that the Evora S is a great handling car now that it has beaten the 1M and the Cayman R in a straight comparisson?