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    March Car and Driver has the Cayman S beat the Lotus Exige

    They love the Cayman has an all round good drive versus the track car Exige.

    Re: March Car and Driver has the Cayman S beat the Lotus Exi

    More details? Or a scan? Thanks!

    Re: March Car and Driver has the Cayman S beat the Lotus Exi

    For starters the performance times for the Cayman are very similar to the $110k AMV8 they also review in this edition!!

    Re: March Car and Driver has the Cayman S beat the Lotus Exi

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    EnglishManInNY said:
    For starters the performance times for the Cayman are very similar to the $110k AMV8 they also review in this edition!!



    For those interested, here are the numbers.

    Legend:

    R&T = Road&Track, Novemember 2005
    C&D = Car and Driver, March 2006
    Auto = Automobile, February 2006

    Cayman S - Aston Vantage - Lotus Exige

    Rolling 5-60 mph C&D:

    5.7 ---------- 5.9 ----------- 6.1

    Top-gear 30-50 mph C&D:

    8.1 ---------- 8.4 ----------- 8.1

    Top-gear 50-70 mph C&D:

    6.7 ---------- 8.3 ----------- 8.5

    Cayman S - Aston Vantage - Lotus Exige
    R&T - C&D* -- R&T - C&D --- Auto - C&D*

    0-60 mph:

    4.8 - 5.3 ---- 4.7 - 5.1 --- 4.9 - 5.2

    0-100 mph:

    11.7 - 12.2 -- 11.4 - 12.3 -- na - 14.2

    1/4-mile time:

    13.3 - 13.6 -- 13.1 - 13.6 -- 13.8 - 13.9

    1/4-mile mph:

    106.2 - 105 -- 107.9 - 105 -- 102 - 99

    * C&D said they suspect Atlanta Dragway launch conditions held the cars back a smidge.

    C&D: Road Atlanta 2.54 miles, 12 turns

    Cayman S -- 1:44.0s -- 87.9 mph
    Lotus Exige - 1:54.8s -- 85.7 mph


    Re: March Car and Driver has the Cayman S beat the Lotus Exi

    Impressive accelleration, handling and braking.

    You can't beat the numbers, the Cayman is just awesome.

    Re: March Car and Driver has the Cayman S beat the Lotus Exi

    I bet these results are not to be trusted though

    Re: March Car and Driver has the Cayman S beat the Lotus Exi

    "I bet these results are not to be trusted though"

    Driving is not about numbers. Forget the numbers and read the emotions.

    Re: March Car and Driver has the Cayman S beat the Lotus Exi

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    KenH said:

    Driving is not about numbers. Forget the numbers and read the emotions.



    Car and Driver apparently agrees with you. The Aston Martin Vantage was compared with the Carrera S in its comparison test, and the Aston took the pole. Here some of what Car and Driver had to say:

    "The Porsche topped the Aston in every track measurement ---

    Perhaps you're wondering why the Carrera S only placed show. We'll try to explain. Meanwhile, we don't begrudge anyone's decision to buy a Carrera. In fact, we applaud it. ---

    The Aston exclusivity, the beguiling shape, and the fact that the Vantage works a road with the best exotics we have driven is why it takes the pole in this test. We don't dare you to disagree. You can't lose, no matter how you take your trip to the 100-grand mark. ---

    check a few of the 911's options boxes, as most buyers do, and you're hurtling toward $100,000 at felony speeds."

    Re: March Car and Driver has the Cayman S beat the Lotus Exi

    The options on the Aston are as expensive, the only standard big difference is the full leather.

    Re: March Car and Driver has the Cayman S beat the Lotus Exi

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    HHG said:

    For those interested, here are the numbers.

    Legend:

    R&T = Road&Track, Novemember 2005
    C&D = Car and Driver, March 2006
    Auto = Automobile, February 2006

    C&D: Road Atlanta 2.54 miles, 12 turns

    Cayman S -- 1:44.0s -- 87.9 mph
    Lotus Exige - 1:54.8s -- 85.7 mph



    I apologize to Lotus Exige fans. I misquoted C&D; it should have been:

    Road Atlanta 2.54-mile road course, 12 turns

    Cayman S -- 1:44.0s -- 87.9 mph
    Lotus Exige - 1:46.7s -- 85.7 mph

    Auto: Carolina Motorsports Park 2.235-mile course

    Ferrari F430 - 1:49.6s -- 74.1 mph
    Lotus Exige -- 1:54.8s -- 70.7 mph

    C&D liked the 1,946 lb. Lotus Exige very much: "Race-car responses, race-car brakes, race-car grip, race-car soul, race-car creature comforts. A one-dimensional sports car that's almost irresistible in its one dimension.--- Lotus makes no attempt to pretend the Exige is anything but an instrument for enhancing your act at the track. And within that narrow context, the Exige is champ.

    The Cayman, for its part, is the champ everywhere else."

     
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