I have both.
- Better daily drive car.
- Exhaust tone under 3K RPM is quieter for easy driving around town.
- When cruising at speeds under 3000 rpm on the highway, the exhaust tone is more pleasant, like a low deep rumble.
- Feels lighter and faster below 5K than 4.0
- Exhaust tone when giving beans is messier than 4.0, bulky and unrefined
- The engine isn't as refined as a 4.0.
- Faster than 4.0
- Under 3000 RPM, the exhaust tone is always louder, but with an annoying booming tone. It becomes tedious and boring to cruising drive on the highway for long time.
- While giving beans over 4K RPM the sound is way more refined and pleasant than 2.5T.
- Engine feels with more pedigree.. lol
- Feels a bit heavier all the time, but when cornering, it gives the impression of being more planted.
- it has an annoying loud ticking on idle like a diesel engine.
- No cracking noises or rattling that are common in the 2.5T because of the engine vibration.
To summarize, 2.5T is better when driving easy and relaxing. The 4.0 isn't as good, and it's less enjoyable in this area. For a daily driver, this is an important part of the time spent in the car.
The 4.0 I would say is more rewarding when you need to drive quickly and with a heavy foot,
such as during a bank robbery, for some people this is all that matters.
The issue is that both activities are a part of the driver's life.
I thought the same but after comparing A and B can tell there is more than just be faster.No there isn't!😊
I absolutely agree, I drive a manual despite the automatic being faster. I sold a faster car for my Cayman and just as happy in a slower car but that looks and handles so great.I thought the same but after comparing A and B can tell there is more than just be faster.
Hang in [email protected]'s couch will be open for business when he returns from The Big Trip to All Parts North.The main problem that I have with the 4.0 is that I don’t have one. I always want the next best thing. Considering therapy but then started down this path: instead of bi-weekly therapy I could use that money for a payment on an upgrade to a 4.0, practice in front of the mirror, have debate points for SWMBO…
You really need to just spend an afternoon test driving both. Everyone has a slightly different perception based on their own expectations and tastes.Since Im thinking of ordering a 4.0 gts in the near future and own a cayman T presently I’d appreciate the thoughts of those that have experienced both engines as to the differences pros cons and has anyone regretted moving to the gts 4.0 and leaving the turbo.
Lucky man owning those 3 fine cars.You really need to just spend an afternoon test driving both. Everyone has a slightly different perception based on their own expectations and tastes.
I have a 718S, 718GTS/4.0 and a 992.
So, go test drive them. Pick the one the suits you. Anyone claiming one of them is a better choice over the other, should be ignored.
- Sound. Each of them sounds amazing in their own way. And honestly, one of my favorites is the 4cyl 718. Because it just growls and displays character throughout the RPMs. But on the track, the GTS is just heaven - you feel like you're in a race car (because you basically are).
- Performance. These cars are so powerful these days that you cannot compare them by their top end specs, because few of us are driving them over 6/10s. On the track I've over taken an older GT3 in my 992, and on a different day had a 718T overtake me and I was maxing my skills to keep up (despite the difference in specs). All three cars have their strengths on the track and in all honestly you will probably become a better driver tracking a base 718 vs the GTS or 992 ... or the GT3 for the matter (which any owner who tracks will admit - the GT3 makes fast lap times easy).