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Great article... Thanks for posting it!

This is my next vehicle... already own a 718, the GT4 with the flat 6 is going to be the bomb.
I will miss the VooDoo, but the rest will be substantial enough to make up the difference.
If I wait a little while, I can have both with zero payments............Hmmmmmmmmmm?
 

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Where are the lap times?
Seriously you go to the track to test those cars and you don’t publish lap times…. Very lame
He posted the comparison for our vehicular enjoyment... not for forum lambasting because it doesn't suit your expectations.. easy big fella, lets thank him for contributing!
 

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He posted the comparison for our vehicular enjoyment... not for forum lambasting because it doesn't suit your expectations.. easy big fella, lets thank him for contributing!
????
Was talking about the Hagarty testers, not the poster….
Thought was obvious ??????
He is not the one that went to the track to test the cars….and yes, the link is appreciated
And I will repeat what I said, taking 2 track cars to the track to compare them and not posting lap times is very lame
 
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Would have loved times, but it seems they just drove around with a camera car to get the shots because this insurance provider knew better.
 

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????
Was talking about the Hagarty testers, not the poster….
Thought was obvious ??????
He is not the one that went to the track to test the cars….and yes, the link is appreciated
And I will repeat what I said, taking 2 track cars to the track to compare them and not posting lap times is very lame
Lame as hell, don't bother posting crap like that. JMHO
 

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This is a great article and it is very accurate on just about all accounts. I can speak from experience regarding the CFTP GT500 vs. Cayman GT4. My last track event was in mid-October with the local PCA group. I brought our 20 CFTP GT500 out to this event and the three quickest car/driver combinations in my run group were my GT500 and two other Cayman GT4s. In summary, the GT4 is a hell of a car and I would get one if a Porsche was in the picture - but I love the obnoxious GT500.

I have been running with these guys all year and we are pretty much at the same level as far as skill goes (intermediate solo). With that said - it honestly felt like a dead even matchup with driver skill being the limiting factor for all of us.

One observation we all noticed though was how much better the stability of the GT500 seemed to be...the GT4 looked like it was holding on for dear life in certain places when I was behind either one. Conversely, the GT4 drivers noticed how composed the GT500 looked when I was in front.

Interestingly too - the straight line acceleration of the GT4 felt pretty well matched against the GT500 - I was not able to suck the paint off of the GT4 in the straightaways unlike just about everything else out there.

One thing that article is absolutely correct on - the GT500 eats tires and fuel like there is no tomorrow. I used roughly 3/4 of a tank every 20 minute session and need new tires after 4 track days.


Here's a photo of me chasing one of them down - I might have some video of this session too. I'll look for it.
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My wife was in our Mach 1 that weekend and was arguably giving the other GT4 a run for their money. There she is in the background going for the kill (she got the kill :clap: but really was trying to catch me lol)

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Thank you for posting this
 

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It's amazing to me how good they are at selling cars. I like small cars and I was really thinking about whether I should try to buy a Cayman until they started talking about the GT500.
 

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I'm glad to see I'm not the only one here who loves the combo of a snarling FR American V8 with the precision of a mid-engined German flat 6... These cars complement each other so well. But it's still a bit strange to me to compare them so directly. They feel so different, even if they ultimately have somewhat similar goals. That said, my old S550 GT and my upcoming Mach 1 are still very different beasts from a GT500.
 

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I know a couple of guys with Caymans. They say it's the most uncomfortable car they have noting ride is terrible on the streets and regret buying it even though they got great deals on the low milage trade is that first owners didn't like either. Definitely get the active suspension if its offered.

Comparing a heavy V8 mustang with a Cayman is apples to oranges in the first place and two distinctly different experiences.

IMO modern Porsche are so over priced and heavy I've lost all interest in them. A 1970-1988 or so 911 that's been fettled by enthusiast at 1/2 the price of 911 with a premium example close to Cayman money that's easy to work on in the garage makes sense and delivers track joy.

Few drivers aids, if any, not too much power, and light weight plus it appreciates in value. Ok so they feel like driving a tuned Volkswagen, especially the interior, but that's half the fun.
 

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Ok so they feel like driving a tuned Volkswagen, especially the interior, but that's half the fun.
I learned to drive on a VW bug. I always liked that car and I wouldn't mind having one again, but a hot-rodded version sounds a lot better.
 

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I learned to drive on a VW bug. I always liked that car and I wouldn't mind having one again, but a hot-rodded version sounds a lot better.
Haha I had a '69 Karman Ghias 1600 with all the mid turn throttle chop characteristics of a Porsche. Could steer it with throttle alone.

Was a great ebrake 180 car as well.

I gmaxed it so often in the corners, unbeknownst to me, fuel would leak into crankcase ruining the engine. Had some structural rust so I junked it.
 
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