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Old 04-14-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:48 AM   #2
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Tell ya what CC, Bring a base 911 and you can use my Cayman to run the test again..
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:23 AM   #3
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^ Agreed. What a stupid test.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:12 AM   #4
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Gee, I wonder who they wanted to win.

This is going to cause fits on any Cayman forum!

That was the most white man I have ever heard talk.

You know he owns a 911 and you know he owns every 911 polo shirt, T shirt, poster, etc on earth. I bet he has hated the Cayman since day one. HAHA

Still, I want a 911. Gosh I hate it for being so good and beautiful. Curse its iconic status!
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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I was going to post the exact same thing as Scrappy...

Why would you ever compare a GT3 vs a Cayman R in any competition?
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:46 PM   #6
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:34 PM   #7
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Gee, I wonder who they wanted to win.

This is going to cause fits on any Cayman forum!

That was the most white man I have ever heard talk.

You know he owns a 911 and you know he owns every 911 polo shirt, T shirt, poster, etc on earth. I bet he has hated the Cayman since day one. HAHA

Still, I want a 911. Gosh I hate it for being so good and beautiful. Curse its iconic status!
The 911 is nothing like the original, they might as well name the cayman a 911
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #8
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So the more powerful car with bigger tires won on a skidpad, slalom, and race course?

I'm shocked. Just shocked.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #9
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The real amazing part is that the Cayman R was pretty close in most of those tests.

In my Cayman S i get this awesome sensation of the car turning in and feeling the weight in the center of the vehicle. It is like the car rotates around me. I'd love to drive a 400+ HP Cayman
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:17 AM   #10
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they have done the same comparison like 5 times now. The results are always the same. I believe there to be a vast disparity in the tires on these cars.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:50 AM   #11
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The 911 is nothing like the original, they might as well name the cayman a 911
The new Mustang isn't much like the original either. Is it not still a Mustang?
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:21 PM   #12
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The 911 is nothing like the original, they might as well name the cayman a 911
The 991 is effectively the Panamera Coupe.

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The real amazing part is that the Cayman R was pretty close in most of those tests.

In my Cayman S i get this awesome sensation of the car turning in and feeling the weight in the center of the vehicle. It is like the car rotates around me. I'd love to drive a 400+ HP Cayman
I can easily envision a Cayman S as my retirement car, that is if I can ever retire and my nest ever empties.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:17 PM   #13
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Spin control was sort of a cool test, though it means nothing in this case as wheel widths and corsas bias the result. Would like to see that same test though, with actual competitors.

And as I must say in every Cayman thread on the off chance that Porsche is tallying - I am a buyer if they give it the RS treatment.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #14
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Some sort of lift throttle spin test would be more interesting, espescially for these cars.

I imagine a gt3 is pretty spin immune under even part throttle.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:27 PM   #15
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Some sort of lift throttle spin test would be more interesting, espescially for these cars.

I imagine a gt3 is pretty spin immune under even part throttle.
Yes, a throttle-off spin is always a lot scarier since you had already backpedalled for a reason. Lifts the hairs on the back of my neck thinking about it lol.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:43 PM   #16
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Think tires and suspension have any effect?
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:06 PM   #17
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Here's an idea:

1.)Remove the Bridgestone RE050s from the Cayman R
2.)Install Michelin Pilot Sport Cups(tires on the GT3) onto the Cayman R
3.)Retest
4.)Watch old guy's face turn flush with anger
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:20 AM   #18
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Yes, a throttle-off spin is always a lot scarier since you had already backpedalled for a reason. Lifts the hairs on the back of my neck thinking about it lol.
Did you get your GT3 Nick??
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:45 AM   #19
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I can easily envision a Cayman S as my retirement car, that is if I can ever retire and my nest ever empties.
Don't wait until you are old do it now. You can get an 06 in the $30s
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:42 AM   #20
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Did you get your GT3 Nick??
Stealership by my house that sold me the 3.8RS has a 4.0 but they want 250... animals. So, no, didn't trade yet. I'll get one with a few miles for 175ish at some point hopefully. If not, I'll go back to a 997.1 and build the motor + some cup car suspension bits. Not modding the 3.8 other than the obligatory Sharkwerks bypass of course... have over 7K miles now
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:07 PM   #21
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I'd love to see a test of a Cayman R or S with a 3.6 or 3.8 engine swap, and similar tires, compared to a Carrera S.

Or even an engine-swapped Cayman S, a Carrera S, and a Carrera 4S, with the stats as equal between the three as possible... same engine, same or similar tire fitment, similar option content in the car for just the weight difference of the chassis layouts.

Really check the differences between 2 seat mid-engined, 2+2 rear engined RWD, and 2+2 rear engined AWD.

And I think we'd see in that test, why the Cayman isn't sold from Porsche with a 3.6 or 3.8 engine... as the Carreras would likely be eating dust, performance-wise, even if the Carreras, especially the 4S are the more versatile road car, and the AWD car being more tolerant of various inclement road conditions and weather.
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Everybody in the world knows mid is inhearently better than rear. Its just that implementation is more important than this one design feature.

RWD is better than FWD but an integra type-r handles way better than a grand marquis.

It is just an excuse to compare two cool cars and has more flash than "how close does the cayman get to the 911 for much less money"
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Stealership by my house that sold me the 3.8RS has a 4.0 but they want 250... animals. So, no, didn't trade yet. I'll get one with a few miles for 175ish at some point hopefully. If not, I'll go back to a 997.1 and build the motor + some cup car suspension bits. Not modding the 3.8 other than the obligatory Sharkwerks bypass of course... have over 7K miles now
I was doing a ko4/frnt mount on my A4 and needed some odd parts. Went to this odd dealer with GF and they had a 4.0. My GF has what you got, so the guy starts flirty with her, ( I'm in the back getting parts), so when we are leaving she said they wanted 5k off, 180 for it. On the way home rs starts making wierd noise. Dealer said it wiped out a bearing, she is not a happy camper..
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I quit comprehending what you were saying AVANTI when you said your girlfriend has an RS...

I salute you sir. Well played!
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I was doing a ko4/frnt mount on my A4 and needed some odd parts. Went to this odd dealer with GF and they had a 4.0. My GF has what you got, so the guy starts flirty with her, ( I'm in the back getting parts), so when we are leaving she said they wanted 5k off, 180 for it. On the way home rs starts making wierd noise. Dealer said it wiped out a bearing, she is not a happy camper..
If you guys aren't jumping on it, plz give me the dealer! BTW you should tell her the Cayman is more feminine so she should switch cars with you Awesome that a chick would buy an RS
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