Porsche Cayman GTS 4.0.
This morning, I took a good 30 minutes to play with the Porsche configurator and had a " my best Cayman game ".
I opted for the 4.0 version. Why?
Because of its noble motor, compared to the 2.0 Turbo of the other Caymans, or the 1.8 Turbo of my Alpine.
Because of its performances, which are above the Alpine, in this case, even if the weight / power ratio is very close, due to the lightness of the Alpine ( -300 kilos ).
Because of its way better finish ( interior ), compared to the Alpine.
Here is the outcome of my configurator game:
Now, if we are talking about money, the difference between a well prepared Alpine and this Cayman GTS 4.0 is around 30, 000 Euros... Without the eco tax ( + another 30, 000 euros, yes, I know, totally crazy ).
With a good preparation on the Alpine, you are somewhere 300 / 320 HP, and you can remove 40 kilos and go around 1075 kilos... Compared to the 400 HP and 1, 400 Kilos of the GTS 4.0 ... Except the max speed, there is no difference...
Aesthetically, the Cayman, in this version is a killer, I must admit, and most probably, its engine is a charm to listen to.
Food for thought.