Either OR: Porsche 718 Cayman GTS or basic 911?

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E t is not just one, but there are several questions of faith that arise here. Mid or rear engine? Four or six cylinders? Two- or two-plus-two-seater? Well, Porsche is not just Porsche - which is a good thing, because otherwise we wouldn't have anything to say. The detailed video comparing the two can be found in the article below.

The format

The editors Patrick Lang and Thomas deliver in either OR format We always gray the purchase advice for two models from the same manufacturer to find out which car is the better for you.

Let's explain quickly first what to expect here. In our “Either OR” format, the two editors Patrick Lang and Thomas Grau always compare two vehicles from the same manufacturer. We do not collect any measurement data here, or test according to the classic auto motor und sport scheme. This is about buying advice and finding out which of the two models is right for you. We take a look at the configurator, check the interior, the exterior and the trunk. In addition, there are of course impressions from driving in terms of clarity, comfort, sportiness, assistance systems, and so on. Depending on which criteria can be applied to the respective vehicles. Because one thing is clear: the loading volume, for example, would not be a top discipline for the two guys from Zuffenhausen here.

Let's start with the toughest of all numbers. The prices of the two test cars. The Porsche 911 (991) Carrera comes to a total of 125,099 euros (base price 97,800 euros). The 718 Cayman GTS is around 77,200 euros ex works, our copy brings it to 100,567 euros. TheExperience has shown that the sports car manufacturer's surcharge policy is juicy. A set of 20-inch wheels in the RS Spyder design costs 3,200 beeps. The carmine red paintwork of the GTS - stylistically almost indispensable for this version - is only slightly inferior to that at just under 2,350 euros.

Rear or mid-engine

Equipment options or not. Opinions really differ on this pairing on the engine. It has little to do with performance, because the 911's 370 hp are very close to the Cayman's 365 little horses. The number of cylinders is much more important. Porsche is famous for the six-cylinder boxer, which is why it sits in the rear of the iconic 911. Admittedly, the four-cylinder also has a certain history at Porsche. As a mid-engine in the Cayman, however, it probably works primarily because of the fleet consumption figures.

Some people cheer, others doubt . Is a dual clutch transmission allowed in such a sports car? Can a four-cylinder Porsche drive up?

The performance is good for both, but the fans complain about the sound. Here, in turn, the 911 is no longer untouchable after it was fitted with a turbocharger and apparently was forced to give up its certain tonal something with it. Whining has a certain consistency in the very traditional fan base - the PDK also complains that a sports car should actually always be switched by hand. But the fact is: the majority of the vehicles ordered are ordered with dual clutch transmissions, and if we're honest, it does its job really well.

If you consider the aspect of everyday usability, then the 911 has a clear nose in front, because he can also slide calmly over the streets. Quiet and without drama when the driver wants to be quiet; also relatively comfortable. The rough Cayman GTS does not master this balancing act as well. There is yelling and rumbling and booming here. Those who like to be active and involved in driving will certainly not find anything bad about it. Everyone else could feel the characteristics after a few kilometersNerve go.


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