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Can Porsche’s 718 Cayman GTS Keep Up With Toyota’s New Supra?

In a word, sorta.

Thanks to this short video from the Carwow folks in the UK, we can see the comparative performance of a quartet of sporty performance cars. The two true Germans, Porsche’s 718 Cayman GTS and Audi’s TT RS Roadster stack up against the BMW with a Toyota hat, and a tuned version of the French Alpine. These cars are run through paces in quarter mile drag racing, a roll race, and a braking distance test.

I would argue that the wrong 718 was used for this test, as a base Cayman with 300 horsepower is priced almost identically ($56,900) to Toyota’s Launch Edition Supra ($55,250). By using the GTS model, which starts at $80,700, it’s not exactly a fair comparison. But I digress.

The GTS came in second in the quarter mile test, just a smidge after the much lighter Alpine. The roll race and the braking distance test were won outright by the incredible Cayman.

While the Supra didn’t quite pip the Cayman in any of these tests, it was within a margin of error to be certain. Any sports car that runs the quarter mile in around 12 seconds is properly quick. It’s clear that Toyota (and BMW) benchmarked the Cayman in the construction of the Supra. If the right priced base Cayman had been the one used, it likely would have been trounced by the Toyota.

It’s clear that Toyota has a good car in the fifth-generation Supra, but is it enough to drag you away from a Porsche?

 
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Nico Rosberg Drag Races a GT2 RS Against a Tesla Model 3 Performance in Monaco!

 

Two potent sports cars face off in an unusual but gorgeous setting.

With the backdrop of the clustered highrises and the turquoise Mediterranean, the 2016 Formula 1 Champion demonstrates just how capable the latest Silicon Valley supercar is against the current ‘Ring King. Nico Rosberg, who hasn’t slowed down much since his retirement from racing in 2016, takes great pride in showing us just where the future of motoring is headed. Some might not be too pleased with the forecast.

The Tesla is bringing a lot to this fight. The twin-engined Model 3 Performance enjoys 450 horsepower, all-wheel drive, immense torque from zero, and an advertised 0-60 time of just 3.2 seconds. With a slippery Monaco pier used as the drag strip, perhaps the Porsche was at a major disadvantage putting that power down from a dig, but it nonetheless demonstrated the versatility and accessibility of the Tesla. Wherever there’s a relatively straight piece of road, every electrified pony can be administered to the pavement without so much as a hiccup.

Given a stickier surface and a longer runway, the GT2 RS’ horsepower advantage would’ve undoubtedly shown through and carried it ahead, though it should be said that it was just barely beaten. However, the Tesla’s real-world performance can trump the GT2 RS’ otherworldly thrust in less-than-ideal conditions—if drag racing down a Monégasque pier could ever be considered less than ideal.

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Porsche 959, GT1, 959, Carrera GT and other Hypercars Drag Race in Stunning Swiss Surroundings

 

When you’ve done well in life, doors open for you. In this case, the owners of these gorgeous hypercars were given free reign to drive as quickly as they like across the landing strip at the Cambri Airport, just outside of Village Quinto. On their way to this meeting of the latest and greatest hypercars on the planet, the picturesque Gotthard pass was closed to public use and speed limits were temporarily lifted for a brief blitz through the mountains. Ah, la dolce vita.

Admist this flock of fantastic machinery, several Porsche greats stand out with incredible response, thrust, and rapid gearchanges. That unusually raspy roar of the 959 leaving the line sends tingles up the spine, and for purposes of comparison, the 918 leaves seconds later; showing how far forward Porsche has moved the mark in the last thirty years. Anything that bolts off the line so quickly and so cleanly is bound to be a rocket in a straight line, 887 hybrid horses or not. Additionally, the way the 918 gobbles up gears without delay gives some insight into how Porsche’s cars are able to outrun more powerful machinery.

The high-pitched howl of the Carrera GT might take the prize for most aurally-pleasing, but it’s up against some stiff competition. The wail of V12 Ferraris and that Messerschmitt rumble of the AMGs are musical, but there’s something otherworldly about that 5.7-liter V10 screaming all the way to 8,400 rpm—throaty, full-bodied, and rising to a crescendo that makes an F1 car sound flat and lifeless.

Surprisingly, there are some turbocharged Porsches which sound vibrant and alive; not just subdued whooshing and popping. The steel blue GT1 has more mid-range bark than some might think, and compensates for its hushed exhaust note by easily outrunning a CLK GTR. Even more raucous is the rare RUF CTR 3, which uses a 3.8-liter motor force-fed by twin KKK turbochargers to make somewhere around 800 horsepower. It, like everything else here, is simply stunning.

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McLaren P1 vs LaFerrari vs Porsche 918 : Le Drag Race encore plus ultime !

Il y a quelques jours, Julien vous montrait un Drag Race signé Levella dans lequel le préparateur allemand alignait 10 caisses préparées pour un total de 5912 ch… Pas mal ! Celui que je vous propose aujourd’hui n’en affiche que 2772… bouhhhhh ! Oui, mais elles ne sont que 3 et représentent la crème de […]

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Vidéo : “World’s Greatest Drag Race 5″, un finish d’anthologie !

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C’est reparti pour une course folle en ligne droite entre 10 bolides cette fois. Lors de la précédente “Drag Race” toujours organisée par Motor Trend, c’est la Porsche 911 Turbo S qui s’était imposée juste devant le Nissan GT-R NISMO (à revoir sur : World’s Greatest Drag Race 4). Pour ce 5ème opus, voici la liste des candidates à la victoire : Mercedes AMG GT S, Bentley Continental GT3-R, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Cadillac ATS-V, Volkswagen Golf R, Porsche Cayman GT4, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mercedes-AMG C63 S, Lexus RC F, Cadillac CTS-V.

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