Hot Handlers: BMW M3 vs Lotus Evora S vs Nissan GT-R vs Porsche Cayman R

John Wycherley

LOTUS EVORA S
BASE PRICE: $75,000 (est.)

Powertrain
ENGINE: 24-valve DOHC supercharged V-6
DISPLACEMENT: 3.5 liters (211 cu in)
HORSEPOWER: 345 hp @ 7000 rpm
TORQUE: 295 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual
DRIVE: Rear-wheel

Chassis
STEERING: Hydraulically assisted
SUSPENSION, FRONT: Control arms, coil springs
SUSPENSION, REAR: Control arms, coil springs
BRAKES: Vented discs, ABS
TIRE SIZE F, R: 225/40YR-18, 255/35YR-19

Measurements
L x W x H:: 170.9 x 72.8 x 48.1 in
WHEELBASE 101.4 in
TRACK F/R: 61.7/62.0 in
WEIGHT: 3168 lb
EPA MILEAGE: 17/26 mpg
0-60 MPH: 4.6 sec
TOP SPEED: 172 mph

NISSAN GT-R
BASE PRICE: $90,950

Powertrain
ENGINE: 24-valve DOHC twin-turbocharged V-6
DISPLACEMENT: 3.8 liters (232 cu in)
HORSEPOWER: 530 hp @ 6400 rpm
TORQUE: 448 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed dual-clutch automatic
DRIVE: 4-wheel

Chassis
STEERING: Hydraulically assisted SUSPENSION, FRONT Control arms, coil springs
SUSPENSION, REAR: Multilink, coil springs
BRAKES: Vented discs, ABS
TIRE SIZE F, R: 255/40YR-20, 285/35YR-20

Measurements
L x W x H: 183.1 x 74.9 x 54.0 in
WHEELBASE: 109.4 in
TRACK F/R: 62.6/63.0 in
WEIGHT: 3829 lb
EPA MILEAGE: 16/23 mpg
0-60 MPH: 3.2 sec*
TOP SPEED: 197 mph
*PER AUTOMOBILE PERFORMANCE TESTS

PORSCHE CAYMAN R
BASE PRICE: $67,250

Powertrain
ENGINE: 24-valve DOHC flat-6
DISPLACEMENT: 3.4 liters (210 cu in)
HORSEPOWER: 330 hp @ 7400 rpm
TORQUE: 273 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
DRIVE: Rear-wheel

Chassis
STEERING: Hydraulically assisted
SUSPENSION, FRONT: Strut-type, coil springs
SUSPENSION, REAR: Strut-type, coil springs
BRAKES: Vented discs, ABS
TIRE SIZE F, R: 235/35YR-19, 265/35YR-19

Measurements
L x W x H: 171.1 x 76.9 x 50.6 in
WHEELBASE: 95.1 in
TRACK F/R: 58.5/60.2 in
WEIGHT: 2910 lb
EPA MILEAGE: 20/29 mpg
0-60 MPH: 4.4 sec
TOP SPEED: 175 mph

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