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    Cayman S vs BMW Z4 M from Sport Car International

    Cayman S vs BMW Z4 M from Sport Car International Magazine

    "The BMW Z4 roadster lost to the Porsche Boxster in our '03 shoot-out. Can the Z4 M Coupe reverse that result against the Cayman S?"


    SCI is a very driver's car oriented magazine, in the line with english EVO magazine. IMO SCI is the best american sportcar magazine, actually, the only one
    Here is their face-off between the CaymanS and the Z4///M


    Let me quote the ending paragraph, but I won't say which car they reffer to

    Quote:
    In terms of possessing the performance attributes SCI holds dear-steering feel, turn-in response, handling composure-it is the better car.





    The Rematch - SCI

    Re: Cayman S vs BMW Z4 M from Sport Car Internatio

    Carlos --

    You could not be more right with regard to our magazine offerings here in the States. The only reason I read Road & Track is to read Peter Egan's column.

    Michael

    Re: Cayman S vs BMW Z4 M from Sport Car Internatio

    The consensus from all the mags seems to be in the Cayman's favour. Thanks for the post Carlos.

    Re: Cayman S vs BMW Z4 M from Sport Car Internatio

    Thanks for sharing, will definitely consider one when P. will put much more HP.

    Re: Cayman S vs BMW Z4 M from Sport Car Internatio

    Thanks for posting the link, Carlos

    Actually I find this quote from the article very interesting:

    "In a sense, the M Coupe is actually the more involving of the pair because of its imperfections, which is somewhat ironic considering that Porsches once earned their reputation for the very same reason".

    Describes pretty well, why some owners of the old aircooled Porsches still prefer these cars over the modern 996/997 Carreras.
    Of course it's all a matter of personal preference (SCI testers seem to belong to the perfectionists' camp )Raises the question, whether a sportscar actually can
    be "too perfect"
    IMO the article is very well written. At least it exactly mirrors my own impressions from a Cayman S testdrive.
    Would love to get my hands on the Z4M Coupé to do my own comparo. If SCI is right, BMW must have done an excellent job considering that the original platform (Z4) has been lightyears behind the Boxster in the handling department (my very subjective verdict after testing the Z4 cab).

    Re: Cayman S vs BMW Z4 M from Sport Car Internatio

    Glad you guys enjoyed the article

    Quote:
    Michael Russell said:
    Carlos --

    You could not be more right with regard to our magazine offerings here in the States. The only reason I read Road & Track is to read Peter Egan's column.

    Michael



    yes its sad but the spanish press is even worse, you have to turn to the english press here to any decent articles. But I enjoy SCI, I'm even subscribed to it here in Spain, though its the only american car magazine that I'm subscribed to.

     
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