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    Cayman S 0-100 kmh 5.1 sec claim ?

    The latest edition of Wheels magazine in Australia (October 05) reviews the Cayman. Although the testing method is not stated, they claim 0 - 100 kmh (not 60 mph) in 5.1 seconds on an unnamed stretch of flat road in France. The car is a yellow one license plate S GO 1080, lent to them by Zuffenhausen for 36 hours - apparently the same one as in the Excellence article.
    Can we believe the result?
    I will try to scan the article and post it when I return home from current work on the road.

    Re: Cayman S 0-100 kmh 5.1 sec claim ?

    My dealer is already qouting that number. He believes that the Cayman S is a much faster car than Porsche want us to believe. I don't doubt that number as another US magazine has qouted 4.8 for 0-60mph.

    Re: Cayman S 0-100 kmh 5.1 sec claim ?

    I think you can believe that.
    Even the 986 was toned down on its official 0-100 kmh time.
    The 987 has an official 1-100 kmh of 5.5 secs, but several mags and tests claimed 5.1 and even 4.8 secs.
    So IMO it's conceivable that the real acc. time is around 5 secs flat.

    Re: Cayman S 0-100 kmh 5.1 sec claim ?

    Few magazine tests mention actual mileage or number of kms on the car when they publish their tests.

    Some press cars might be low mileage press whores that were beaten to death from day 1 and need a major tune up.

    Some can be from the executive pool in really perfect condition and run in well.

    Except for the 986, most Porsches have been quicker and faster than the factory claimed.

    Re: Cayman S 0-100 kmh 5.1 sec claim ?

    What does it matter?
    When did any of us last do a 0-60mph sprint in earnest?

    Re: Cayman S 0-100 kmh 5.1 sec claim ?

    Oh Ken, I can't agree more with you, who the heck really wanna burn the clutch just to get the numbers right? (Other than the magazines)

    BUT, owning one (987 or 997 or Cayman for that matter) and more importantly KNOWING that your car is CAPABLE of doing under 5sec is just something extra that puts a smile on your face (mine as well of course).

    4 weeks till delivery!! I can't wait!

    Re: Cayman S 0-100 kmh 5.1 sec claim ?

    Well back in 1987 or thereabouts I bought the ex-Porsche GB 911 Club Sport that had been road tested by various UK magazines at 4.7 seconds for 0-60 (with only 231 bhp!).
    So I guess I have got used to such numbers.

    Re: Cayman S 0-100 kmh 5.1 sec claim ?

    It's obvious from the discussion that the numbers only matter when it's your car that's the fastest, not the other guy's.

    Re: Cayman S 0-100 kmh 5.1 sec claim ?

    Actually my point was the reverse. It really doesn't matter what the numbers are. If you want the fastest 0-60 time you don't buy a Cayman. 0-60 has virtually no relevance to the way most of us drive most of the time. It is just a peculiar obsession with car magazines that seem to need to be able to measure something.

     
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