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Porsche 911 vs Porsche Cayman S

Stephen Dobie
30 Mar 2009
Porsche Cayman S - 911 killer?

We debate whether the Cayman S makes the 911 redundant or not. What do you think?

The new issue of evo debates whether Porsche's Cayman S - and its increasing wealth of talents - is now good enough to eclipse the Porsche 911, the brand's headline car since its creation over 40 years ago.

A £44K Cayman S boasts 237bhp-per-ton, hits 60mph in 5.2sec and tops out at 172mph. A 911 Carrera costs nigh on £18K more, yet it improves these figures by just 8bhp, 0.4sec and 8mph respectively.  The Cayman is also a mid-engined car which many argue has more poise and balance as a result, relegating the 911 to also-ran status.

Can this really be the case? Or does the 911 boast legend-status and history that no model can match? Read Ollie Marriage and John Barker thrash it out, and then have your own say via the . You can chat in the forum, write a blog on your favourite and vote in our poll, which is at the bottom of the page.

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