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    911 vs. Cayman S

    Interesting:

      http://www.evo.co.uk/features/features/234676/cayman_s_911_killer.html

    I'm curious what the 997 crowd thinks of the comparison. Seems to me that the differences are small enough such that personal preferences outweigh them. 


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    2008 Boxster S

    Re: 911 vs. Cayman S

    This quote says it all:

    "... I perhaps didn’t drive the 911 quite as quickly, though I could have done. The point is that you get drawn in and immersed in the process of getting the 911 to go around corners effectively. Its steering is as crisp as the Cayman’s and you can feel the nose lock onto line, which is your cue to get back on the gas. At this point in the Cayman you’re trying to feel how much rear grip there is and you’re a little wary of pushing too far because it feels a bit on edge. In contrast, the 911’s rear tyres are driven into the road as you squeeze the throttle, finding massive grip and pushing the car through the apex to the exit, nose slightly light. You know when you’ve got it just right, you can feel precisely how hard you’re pushing, and it’s the feeling of being instrumental in every part of the cornering process that makes the 911 so absorbing and intoxicating. ..."


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    A. Dias

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    Re: 911 vs. Cayman S

    ADias:

    This quote says it all:

    "... I perhaps didn’t drive the 911 quite as quickly, though I could have done. The point is that you get drawn in and immersed in the process of getting the 911 to go around corners effectively. Its steering is as crisp as the Cayman’s and you can feel the nose lock onto line, which is your cue to get back on the gas. At this point in the Cayman you’re trying to feel how much rear grip there is and you’re a little wary of pushing too far because it feels a bit on edge. In contrast, the 911’s rear tyres are driven into the road as you squeeze the throttle, finding massive grip and pushing the car through the apex to the exit, nose slightly light. You know when you’ve got it just right, you can feel precisely how hard you’re pushing, and it’s the feeling of being instrumental in every part of the cornering process that makes the 911 so absorbing and intoxicating. ..."

    The saying is already at least a couple of decades old:

    "Porsche 911:   A triumph of development over design".

    It has become more true with each new generation of the 911, that is, with each development stage.


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    fritz

    Re: 911 vs. Cayman S

    The 911 is unique....

    Name me another vehicle that consistantly, with every evolution, further defies the law of physics and takes the driving experience to another level.

    The mid-engine multitude cannot compete...the 911 is a complete one-off...

     


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    "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."

    Re: 911 vs. Cayman S

     Thanks for the comments. I ask because I'm reading an article every couple of months about how the Cayman should be "allowed" to maximize its potential. Good to see that the 997 Porschephiles stand by their car! I'll have to try one when the 998 is finally released.


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    2008 Boxster S

     
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