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      03-20-2007, 08:34 AM   #45
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The reason it didn't impress you is because you're jaded by the 911 snob mentality. The Cayman, by all accounts is one of the best sports cars on the market.

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Now if we could just get it with the GT3 engine. Or even the Carrera S engine...
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      03-20-2007, 03:44 PM   #46
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Now if we could just get it with the GT3 engine. Or even the Carrera S engine...

I know! Rumors of some type of Cayman RS leave me foaming at the mouth.

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I'll add to the OT here (it's good OT)

On the Cayman issue... I haven't driven it but can defintiely respect all the great things I have read about it. I'd love to drive the Cayman S. I also read they did not put an LSD in purely because of performance. If they would have Porsche said directly it would smoke the 911 on the ring. All that being said, personally, the car does nothing for me looks wise. Looks wise I see it as a 911 wanna be and the car just strikes me as a bit feminine. Even if I loved the looks the lack of LSD would be a deal breaker.
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On the Cayman issue... I haven't driven it but can defintiely respect all the great things I have read about it. I'd love to drive the Cayman S. I also read they did not put an LSD in purely because of performance. If they would have Porsche said directly it would smoke the 911 on the ring. All that being said, personally, the car does nothing for me looks wise. Looks wise I see it as a 911 wanna be and the car just strikes me as a bit feminine. Even if I loved the looks the lack of LSD would be a deal breaker.
That is the one thing that bothers me the most about it - it is being held back purposely. It was intended to fill a niche below the 911 model line and they don't want it upstaging its big brother.
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      04-12-2007, 12:23 PM   #49
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No sunroof, CF only!
Not true. Moonroof is a charge-free option (instead of CF roof). Code 403.

So you can get CF roof, or moonroof - but not both.

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Not true. Moonroof is a charge-free option (instead of CF roof). Code 403.

So you can get CF roof, or moonroof - but not both.

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On the Cayman issue... I haven't driven it but can defintiely respect all the great things I have read about it. I'd love to drive the Cayman S. I also read they did not put an LSD in purely because of performance. If they would have Porsche said directly it would smoke the 911 on the ring. All that being said, personally, the car does nothing for me looks wise. Looks wise I see it as a 911 wanna be and the car just strikes me as a bit feminine. Even if I loved the looks the lack of LSD would be a deal breaker.
I did an article comparing the Cayman S and the Z4M Coupe last year. We took them both to a local proving ground, tested their maximum speed along a 2-mile straight and spent much of the day lapping the circuit.

The Cayman is a good car, probably a great car and certainly more enjoyable to drive than the Boxster, but it felt slow in a straight line compared to the Z4M (it was around 10 mph slower by the end of the 2 mile straight), and it just didn't require much driver input to conduct a fast lap. It was a close run thing though, really all the Cayman needs is a little more power and a Lsd.

We ran an article in EVO a few months earlier when we tested the Boxster S against the Z4M, by driving them both to the Nurburgring. That was fun, but again the Boxster just felt too accessible and easy and so was not as rewarding to drive.
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