So which is the faster car? That would be the Corvette which is not surprising in the least. A 6.2 liter V8 with 460 horsepower better be faster than a 3.6 liter six-cylinder with 325 horsepower. The Cayman S hangs in surprisingly well though with a email@example.com 1/4 mile sprint to the C7's firstname.lastname@example.org. If the Cayman S was equipped with the PDK transmission versus the manual gearbox this would be even closer.
What about handling? The Cayman goes through the slalom at 72.2 miles per hour to the Corvette's 73.5 miles per hour. That is very impressive for the Corvette considering it is heavier and not a mid-engine setup. The Vette also scored more grip on the skidpad with 1.05 g to the Cayman S's 1.0 g. These two numbers correlate with a quicker laptime for the Vette around the Streets of Willow Springs roadcourse. The C7 managed a 1:24.6 decisively beating the Cayman S 1:27.0.
Despite the Corvette's numbers besting the Cayman in every performance category Edmund's chooses the Cayman S as the better sports car. It's connection to the driver is stated as being superior and it is more fun to drive. If Porsche did not artificially hold the Cayman S back to protect the image of the 911, who knows what would happen. Enjoy the video below.