Track Toys: Porsche Cayman R vs. Lotus Evora S

Joel Nickerson

Porsche Cayman R

Base price: $67,250
Price as tested: $75,900

Overview
Body Style:
2-door coupe
Accommodation: 2-passenger
Construction: Steel unibody

Powertrain
Engine:
24-valve DOHC flat-6
Displacement: 3.4 liters (210 cu in)
Power: 330 hp @ 7400 rpm
Torque: 273 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Drive: Rear-wheel
Fuel economy: 20/29 (city/hwy)

Chassis
Steering:
Hydraulically assisted
Turning circle: 36.4 ft
Suspension, front: Struts, coil springs
Suspension, rear: Struts, coil springs
Brakes: Ventilated discs, ABS
Wheels: 19-inch alloy
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport II
Tire size, front: 235/35R-19
Tire size, rear: 265/35R-19

Measurements
Wheelbase:
95.1 in
Track F/R: 58.7 in/ 60.2 in
L x W x H: 171.7 x 76.9 x 50.6 in
Cargo capacity, F/R: 5.3/9.2 cu ft
Weight: 2855 lb
Fuel Capacity: 14.3 gal
Fuel grade: 91 octane


Lotus Evora S

Base price: $77,175
Price as tested: $88,100

Overview
Body style:
2-door coupe
Accommodations: 2-passenger
Construction: Aluminum unibody

Powertrain
Engine:
24-valve DOHC supercharged V6
Displacement: 3.5 liters (211 cu in)
Power: 345 hp @ 7000 rpm
Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Drive: Rear-wheel
Fuel economy: 17/26 (city/hwy)

Chassis
Steering:
Hydraulically assisted
Turning circle: 33.3 ft
Suspension, front: Control arms, coil springs
Suspension, rear: Control arms, coil springs
Brakes: Ventilated discs, ABS
Tires: Pirelli P-Zero Corsa
Tire size, front: 235/35R-19
Tire size, rear: 275/35R-20

Measurements
Wheelbase:
101.4 in
Track F/R: 61.7 in/62.0 in
L x W x H: 170.9 in x 72.8 in x 48.1 in
Cargo capacity: 6 cu ft (23 cu ft behind rear seat)
Weight: 3168 lb
Fuel capacity: 15.9 gallons
Fuel grade: 91 octane

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