It’s no secret that the Porsche 911 is the money maker in the Porsche lineup, it’s the car that the German brand is known for, and it’s the reason there are no less than twenty-seven 911 models listed on the Porsche website for the SA region with a few extra special editions on the European site. There’s pretty much a Porsche for every taste, not so much for every budget though seeing as the entry-level model here in SA starts at R2,158,000, which should set you back at least R40,000 a month if you bought it like a conventional car. When the Cayman was released, it was the smaller and much less powerful sibling to the 911, and it also cost a fair bit less. Some called it the poor man’s Porsche but even if that was the case, it’s still out of reach of this here SXdrv scribe. As the Cayman became more popular, Porsche started putting a lot more R&D into the platform, so much so that the current range-topping Cayman is now regarded by many in the automotive world as one of the best Porsches you can buy. It did help that the men in white coats at Porsche managed to shoehorn the 911 GT3’s engine into the smaller car. With all the right tweaking to the suspension and the programming for the transmission the end result is a properly fast car in a straight line and on a circuit too. You can find loads of reviews and videos online comparing the two, and many from some of the most respected names in the game.
Take a look at the YouTube video that pits two of the best modern Porsches in existence today against each other. Representing the 911 line is the 911 GT3, widely regarded as one of the best ever created, and representing the Cayman line is the GT4 RS, the smaller and lighter sibling with the same ridiculously powerful powerplant: Porsche GT4 RS v GT3: DRAG RACE | carwow
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