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Video: What Is A Better Track Car, A Porsche 911 Carrera Or BMW M4

By   July 31, 2014

Porsche 911 Carrera Versus BMW M4

Porsche 911 Carrera Versus BMW M4

Apparently it is Porsche versus BMW week on the web. Yesterday, we shared a video of a 911 Carrera S and M6 being reviewed on the track. Well, today we are sharing a track battle between a BMW M4 and a Porsche 911 Carrera.

The M4 has more power than the 911, but will that make up for the Porsche’s outstanding chassis and added traction of the rear-engined layout? The 911 is the sports car that others are measured by, but has BMW made a car that can best it on the track?

This video from evo pits the M4 and 911 against each other showing their laps side by side. Yesterday, the 911 Carrera S handled the M6 in the corners, will the standard Carrera do the same to the M4?

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What To Buy: Porsche Cayman GTS Or Porsche 911 GT3 (996)

By   July 9, 2014

Porsche Cayman GTS VS 911 GT3

Porsche Cayman GTS VS 911 GT3

The new Porsche Cayman GTS is currently the best performing mid-engined sports car the the German performance car manufacture makes (outside of the 918 Spyder of course). It is a capable car on both the road and track.

However, the 911 GT3 is the king of the track for most Porsche enthusiasts. The GT3 name just sends shivers down your spine thinking of what is essentially a race car for the street.

Interestingly, the price of a used 996 GT3 is about the same as a new Cayman. This makes for a tough choice, does one buy the new track toy with 340 horsepower and neutral handling or the older track toy with 375 horsepower and lots of traction?

Well, our friends over at evo decided to put the two performance cars to the test on the track. Will the Cayman GTS show us that newer is better or will the GT3 show that it has aged like a fine wine.

Check out the video and then let us know which one you would buy in the comments.

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Video: What To Buy Porsche Cayman Or BMW M235i

By   July 3, 2014

Which Car is Better, Porsche Cayman or BMW M235i

Which Car is Better, Porsche Cayman or BMW M235i

Porsche and BMW are two of the most desirable brands in the automotive world. One is best known for its rear-engined sports car and the other calls itself the “ultimate driving machine”.

While the 911 is the most famous car from Porsche, they have a great history of stelar mid-engined cars. Starting with racing machines such as the 904 and 917 to the more recent Boxster and Cayman.

For BMW they make some very good luxury cars. But it is their M models that take that luxury car and turn it into a performance beast.

So, is the Porsche Cayman 2.7 or BMW M235i the better car to buy? For cars that are all about performance, a track test will best show each machines strengths and weaknesses.

In the below video evo tests both cars on the track. The Cayman is giving up about 100 foot-pounds of torque, but can its lighter weight and well balanced chassis make it the better car? Or will the BMW be the ultimate driving machine?

Watch the footage and it will help you decide if the Porsche or BMW is the car to buy.

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Video: Porsche Cayman S VS Caterham 7 Drag Race

By   June 26, 2014

Porsche Cayman S Drag Racing a Carerham 7

Porsche Cayman S Drag Racing a Caterham 7

Power to weight ratio is what will win a race, correct? If that is true then it would seem that the lightweight Caterham 7 should dust the Porsche Cayman S in a drag race.

After all the 7 weighs so little that even though the engine puts out a fraction of the horsepower that the Cayman does, it should be much quicker. Having said this the Caterham is not exactly the most aerodynamic shape and the technology is very old school.

The Porsche on the other hand uses its mid-engine layout and technology to its advantage. The layout really helps in the corners, but will it get much traction off the line?

In this vide evo pits the two sports cars against each other in a drag race. Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments and then watch the video to see if you were correct.

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Video: Mercedes S63 AMG VS Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Drag Race

By   June 19, 2014

Mercedes S63 AMG VS Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

Mercedes S63 AMG VS Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

What is faster in a straight line, a Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG or a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S? Both are large fast vehicles, but they belong in separate market segments.

The Cayenne is an SUV and is much taller than its Mercedes rival. It has been engineered to seemingly defy the laws of physics, giving performance that one would expect in a sports car, even with the large package.

The S63 AMG on the other hand is a luxury sedan. It is a larger car, but sits much lower and has a lower roof line than the SUV. Combine this with the brute force of the engine and you have a very fast family car.

The Porsche is faster from 0-60 mph, in spite of it sitting higher (which in normal driving is perhaps more important than who would win a drag race, but that isn’t as entertaining). But, will that speed continue all the way to the finish line? Put your guess as to who will win in the comments and then watch the video to find out.

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