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      04-22-2013, 11:14 AM   #23
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The AMG weighs ~1000 lbs more. No thanks.
Its the torquest V8 engine . More torque then a Lamborghini LP-560
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      04-22-2013, 11:36 AM   #24
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      04-22-2013, 11:42 AM   #25
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The new Cayman S is so much more of a beautiful, elegant, and sophisticated car than the crude C63.

But the C63 is likely faster.
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      04-23-2013, 02:16 PM   #26
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The new Cayman S is so much more of a beautiful, elegant, and sophisticated car than the crude C63.

But the C63 is likely faster.
The interior of C63 , plastic all around
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      04-23-2013, 05:05 PM   #27
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Test drove a manual 2014 Cayman. Not enough power for me. The Cayman S might have enough power.

I do love the interior and the feel though!
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I know what your on about, i test drove a 2014 Cayman S 6 Speed, with out sport chrono. it did feel as fast as the M3, but the overall feel of the car is just crazy. the inside and out is done right. White/Black loaded. but now i have second thought, because the E92 is always going to be special. A cayman however will not, because the new one will be the same if not better, but the M3 will no longer have a 4.0 V8. Which in my opinion is a MUST! the sound is nuts.
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      04-23-2013, 07:09 PM   #29
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The interior of C63 , plastic all around
The interior quality of my 2012 C63 seems as good if not better than my previous E90 M3. The 08-11 C63 interior though is average at best.
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      04-24-2013, 04:09 AM   #30
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The interior quality of my 2012 C63 seems as good if not better than my previous E90 M3. The 08-11 C63 interior though is average at best.
Im talking about the 08-11. The pre facelift looks better IMHO.
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Its the torquest V8 engine . More torque then a Lamborghini LP-560
More torque and horsepower than an M3, yet it still losses on the track.
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      04-24-2013, 10:13 AM   #32
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More torque and horsepower than an M3, yet it still losses on the track.
depends on the track...12+ C63 is 4 seconds faster around the ring than the M3. Definitely can't make a blanket statement like that.
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depends on the track...12+ C63 is 4 seconds faster around the ring than the M3. Definitely can't make a blanket statement like that.
I was referring to the top gear video.
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      04-24-2013, 05:32 PM   #34
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I have both

2012 Cayman R
2013 C63 coupe with PP

The Porsche feels faster and more nimble, more involved and more exciting. The C63 is big and brash and feels like a frieght train on steroids. Completely different feel. Yes, in a straight line the C63 would probably win but I hope that is not why anyone on this forum would choose one car over another.
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      04-25-2013, 10:10 AM   #35
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More torque and horsepower than an M3, yet it still losses on the track.
depends on the track...12+ C63 is 4 seconds faster around the ring than the M3. Definitely can't make a blanket statement like that.
Curious about black vs gts.
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      04-27-2013, 04:43 AM   #37
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More torque and horsepower than an M3, yet it still losses on the track.
Do you know that a regular C63 has faster lap time then an E92 m3 in Nurburgring?
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2013 Cayman S Sport Exhaust With PDK With Sport Plus (On Crack)
vs BMW M3 6 Speed?
Which one is faster in a straight line?
4.4 sec Cayman 325hp
4.7 sec M3 6 speed 414hp
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2013 Cayman S Sport Exhaust With PDK With Sport Plus (On Crack)
vs BMW M3 6 Speed?
Which one is faster in a straight line?
4.4 sec Cayman 325hp
4.7 sec M3 6 speed 414hp
That's not the best you can do in an E92 6MT M3. 4.7 is on the high side by a lot. And thats Cayman S Sport Chrono >with PDK< (and is definitely an "ideal time" at that) which should be compared with E92 M3 DCT which is a lot quicker.

Cayman is a great car, but the idea that its as quick as a 991 is ridiculous. Porsche *doesnt allow that to happen*. Again... I'm a huge Porsche fan and have owned 2 911s (just sold my latest one actually) and *love* the Cayman. But let's not get crazy with the straight line time.

The E92M3 is quicker than the Cayman S in a straight line. The C63 is quicker than the M3 in a straight line. They're all within tenths so you can find a good or bad day for one or the other where things flip, but you have to go with the overwhelming majority of the professional test data.
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If you'd buy an M3 with a stick, why the heck not buy a Cayman with a stick... the latter has a way better shifter (at least the old one did).
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My thoughts on the Cayman S

Cayman S is pure driving pleasure at the track. I drove both Cayman and Cayman S very hard. Here is what I think about the Cayman S:

1. Very well balanced car
2. Unbelievable PDK shifter
3. Sport plus, stiffens the car suspension and the engine mounts, which makes a huge difference at the track
4. Not as fast as the M3 or the C63 in a straight line
5. Not even close to the 911 (the front car was a 911, pulled on us like we were standing still)
6. Only room for two people (not very practical for me)



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      05-05-2013, 01:19 PM   #42
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I love the C63 (my dad just bought a 2013 CLS63 and that's the greatest car I've ever driven). The torque in AMG's is amazing and is a monster in accelerations. His CLS63 handles extremely well actually, and only loses traction if you're gunning it at full throttle out of a corner. I bet it's a monster on the track, and it has beaten the F10 M5 on numerous tracks and I'm sure the C63 is similar.
With that said, I would NOT choose a C63 over the new Cayman simply because of how awesome the new Caymans are. I like smaller feeling cars (the C63 is fairly small but is still heavier than the Porsche) that have handling like they're on rails. The C63 is definitely more practical as a DD and can handle three more people than the Porsche if that's important to you. I think the AMG does 0-60 in four seconds flat whereas the Cayman does it in 4.5, but unless it's the Turbo, Porsche doesn't care too much about 0-60 whereas AMG does. You can't go wrong with either one so it's a matter of preference. Have you test driven any of these cars yet?
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Cayman S is pure driving pleasure at the track. I drove both Cayman and Cayman S very hard. Here is what I think about the Cayman S:

1. Very balanced car
2. Unbelievable PDK shifter
3. Sport plus, stiffens the car suspension and the engine mounts, which makes a huge difference at the track
4. Not as fast as the M3 or the C63 in a straight line
5. Not even close to the 911 (the fron car was a 911, pulled on us like we were standing still)
6. Only room for two people (not very practical for me)
Looks like a great day at AMP
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Looks like a great day at AMP
It certainly was!
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