Booster you would be completely shocked if you drove my car. With the work I've done its doesn't even like like a cayman anymore. It feels like a whole new animal. BIG difference with performance upgrades.
thanks for all your opinion. it shows that we have a passionate and enthusiasts here in the forum.
why do i care about hp/l? if you look at one of sport car criteria, it has to be small and lightweight like 4by4 said. look at formula 1 cars, they all can crank up big hp with such a small engine, i dont remember the exact numbers, but i think 2.x liter for like 700+hp, maybe more. sport car has to be powerful and yet light weight enough so it can carry the weight. i do notice though that the lbs/hp for base is lots smaller than lbs/hp in the S and that's more important than hp/l in my opinion, but still, looking at the competitors, porsche engine is pretty weak and that's what i m trying to point out...
maybe my argument is not strong enough, but anyway, just want to chime in.. i totally am not bashing anything here, but looking atsport car industry, porsche is pretty weak in this dept compare to its competitors (BMW, MB, Audi), unless we are talking high end car (997 turbo, 997 GT3)
I have the base Boxster, and it IS a great buy. As for brakes, the calipers are the same (okay, different paint); the base car has smaller-diameter front discs. Does it matter? Consumer Reports, no fan of high-performance cars, said this:Also, the brakes are actually different, smaller and use black version of calipers. However, I think the base Cayman is actually a great buy.
I think your completely on the wrong track and you need to reverse your thinking. You see with the higher HP/L, all it means is the engine is pushed harder to get more out and is likely less efficient as a result and lower lifetime. Plus with the lower figure thats means there is more spare HP just waiting to be tapped, should one want to do a few mods as compared to an engine that is so tweeked its too hard and expensive to do otherwise. So look at it as a bonus if you really must argue onthe merit ofHP/L. The only advantage of higher HP/L is that a smaller and lower weight enginecan be used for the same given requirement.
We all know why the Cayman makes moderate Hp per litre. It's more to do with the next model up than any other reason.
look at formula 1 cars, they all can crank up big hp with such a small engine, i dont remember the exact numbers, but i think 2.x liter for like 700+hp, maybe more. sport car has to be powerful and yet light weight enough so it can carry the weight.