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3.9 secs 0 - 60 for a Cayman? I don't think so.

Must be going down hill. :)
 

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3.9 secs 0 - 60 for a Cayman? I don't think so.

Must be going down hill. :)
Porsche always underrates the horsepower of their engines. They're rated at 10,000' elevation, on a hot day, with old oil and a clogged filter, etc. All the car testers get WAY better 0-60 and quarter mile times. Motortrend tested the '13 Cayman S as 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and 1/4 mile in 12.4 seconds. They're probably projecting that to the '15.
 

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. . . Motortrend tested the '13 Cayman S as 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and 1/4 mile in 12.4 seconds. They're probably projecting that to the '15.
Just for the record, there is no MY 2013 Cayman. The last year for the 987 was 2012. The 981 Boxster appeared in MY 2013 but the 981 Cayman did not appear until MY 2014.

The subject article relates to the 981, not 987 (either 2014 or 2015).

Also, I can get 30+ MPG when I travel nonstop from say Donner Summit (about 7,100 ft elevation) to Sunnyvale (about 0 feet elevation) - i.e. going down hill. But normally I might get 27 MPG Highway going level.
 

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Also, I can get 30+ MPG when I travel nonstop from say Donner Summit (about 7,100 ft elevation) to Sunnyvale (about 0 feet elevation) - i.e. going down hill. But normally I might get 27 MPG Highway going level.
Wisconsin is pretty level and I took this picture last summer after driving back from Road America. I admit the the car's computer can be optimistic by about 1 mpg but I also use a mileage keeper app on my iPhone and have had several refills at 30+. The best I find at a glance is 33.6

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Thanks, good link. Lost to a Cadillac, tied with Ford Fiesta for most exciting. Ridiculously overpriced at $101. What were they thinking using a $101 Cayman S in 2014?

Since price is part of the judging criteria under value, it never had a chance and was doomed.
 

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If price wasn't considered, we'd see the podium stocked with $2M hypercars and it still wouldn't have had a chance. Ultimately, I think we can blame everyone here for the pricing. Stuttgart's only charging what chumps like us cough up, and making HUGE profit margins in the process. Or, as MT put it:

"If you don't check most of the option boxes, you'll face an array of pitiful blank buttons on the dash. A silent reminder of your cheapness."

 

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...Ultimately, I think we can blame everyone here for the pricing. Stuttgart's only charging what chumps like us cough up, and making HUGE profit margins in the process.
In 2011, the Porsche Cayenne S won Motor Trend's SUV of the Year. The cost of the car was 22% over MSRP.

In 2015, the Porsche Macan did not win and cited as the reason for the loss was value. You can buy the Audi SQ5 for cheaper and have most of the same thing.

This 2014 Cayman S they tested was priced at 56% percent over MSRP. Who buys a $100,000 Cayman S? While I am sure there is going to be somebody, 99% of buyers will never approach 56% of MSRP and those buyers will take a massive bath upon trade of resale. In 2014, for $100,000 you could get a stripped 911S.

The deck was stacked against this car from winning. There was no way it could ever win. If they had priced a reasonable specced car, I suspect it would have done much better. It was $25,000 over specced. BTW, I have heard the same thing is happening in the Macan world. Cars are being specced in massively over what could be construed as reasonable.
 

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Did they exclude electric/hybrid cars?
I know one that does 0-60 in ~3.1s and gives 90+ MPGe
I know another that does 0-60 in ~2.2s and gives 65+ MPGe

My Porsche never gets past 28MPG :/
 

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i think the 100k cayman they r talking about is the gt4.
and the '13 cayman S in the 20fastest with 30mpg is a different story?
 

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So they are looking at highway MPG... Kind of stupid because that isn't realistic. My 2.7L will get 36 MPG if I reset and measure on a straight flat slow highway at ideal conditions and driving really eco...but who does that? Driving normal it drops to 30ish in great conditions and 26 in worse. Add in city driving at 20 mpg and the spirited runs at 14 mpg... Realistic MPG is actually the EPA estimate of 23-24. Not really the quickest car if your are driving it Eco.
 

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I got 29mpg today on a 230 mile trip in my 2010 Boxster S, cruising mostly at 79mph in moderate traffic, which is BY FAR the best I have ever gotten. Usually I hover around 22 in mixed city/highway.

Well, I did get 99mpg averaged over 5 miles @ 85mph once, but that was cheating a bit in the mountains of West Virginia.
 

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oh. i see it.
but this is funny

2014 Porsche Cayman 2014 Porsche Cayman S BASE PRICE $53,550 $64,750 PRICE AS TESTED $70,160 $101,200 POWER (SAE NET) 275 hp @ 7400 rpm 325 hp @ 7400 rpm TORQUE (SAE NET) 213 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm 273 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm ACCEL 0-60, MPH 5.6 sec 3.9 sec QUARTER MILE 13.9 sec @ 102.7 mph 12.4 sec @ 112.1 mph BRAKING 60-0, MPH 101 ft 101 ft LATERAL ACCEL 1.06 g (avg) 1.04 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 24.3 sec @ 0.80 g (avg) 24.2 sec @ 0.82 g (avg) EPA ECON (CITY/HWY) 20/30 mpg 21/30 mpg

Read more: 2014 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Contenders and Finalists - Motor Trend Page 20



when cayman is 5.7s the S is 3.9 with better MPG?
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13.9s quarter mile - 12.4s doesn't even make up the 5.6-3.9s difference from the beginning. how does that happen?
 
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