Porsche 718 Cayman S vs BMW M2 On Track - Porsche 718 Forum
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post #1 of 3 Old 09-28-2016, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Porsche 718 Cayman S vs BMW M2 On Track

Itís a German coupe shootout and Autocar going to answer two very important questions: which of the two sports coupes are faster around the track and which one is more fun?

Both being the respective brandís most affordable performance car, the Porsche 718 Cayman S costs a bit more at £48,834 compared to the BMW M2 which starts at £44,070. Thatís where the similarities end because one is a mid-engine two seater and the other is a front-engine coupe.

On paper, BMWís M2 has the 718 Cayman S beat with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine that produces 365 bhp and 369 lb-ft of torque. It even has a better acceleration time, going from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds even though itís 140 pounds heavier than the Cayman S.

In comparison, the 718 Cayman Sí four-cylinder turbo is capable of delivering 345 bhp and 310 lb-ft of torque and go from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Where the Cayman S does win over the M2 is its low body weight and higher top speed of 177 mph compared to the latter modelís 155 mph.

With these numbers, we would assume that the M2 will have a faster lap time, but ultimately the Porsche wins over the M2 by a small margin in terms of speed and fun.

Do you agree with their final decision?

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-28-2016, 02:42 PM
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I definitely thought it was a given that the 718 would beat him around the track just because of the amount of turns. The 718 clearly would out corner it no matter how you look at it.
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-02-2016, 05:31 PM
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I did expect the same results, however I thought it would be a bit closer. Nonetheless, an interesting view.
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