12 December 2019

Today, we review the Porsche Cayman GT4 and the Renault Megane RS Trophy R. Matt Prior and James Disdale take both cars to Anglesey race circuit for a track test to find out which is quicker: the Porsche pure sports car or the Renault hot hatchback.

The 2019 Cayman GT4 picks up where the old GT4 left-off, with a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat six engine rather than the four-cylinder turbo of standard Caymans.

The 2019 Megane Trophy R also does what its predecessors did: it's a front-wheel drive master, with a powerful 2.0-litre four cylinder engine, no back seats and is so fast that it's the front-wheel drive Nurburgring lap record holder.

Join us, then, as we find out whether the Cayman GT4 or Megane Trophy R is quicker.


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Einarbb 26 December 2019

Scary price for that fully equipped Renault ...

... the two cars being near same price. Guess why this comparo.

Tuffty 14 December 2019

I am reminded of

The video when Autocar compared a Land Rover Discovery (4?) with a Toyota Land Cruiser in an off-road test. The LC went everywhere the Disco did, there was nothing between them. However, choose one to drive back down the M4 and there was nothing to think about. Both of these will be interesting to drive on a normal road in the rain at 2*C on their respective tyres but I cannot imagine the Renault having any refinement whatsoever. I'd like to think the Porsche has lots.

Aidan 12 December 2019

Interesting challenge, surely

Interesting challenge, surely the Megane is a 1.8 not a 2 litre , as mentioned in the article. Astonishing that the 1.8 litre ,4 cylinder Megane can almost keep up with a 4 litre ,6 cylinder Porsche!.

Boris9119 12 December 2019


At circa 7:40 v 7:28 I agree the Megane's time is a mighty acheivement. But to compare apples to apples I think it would be wise to compare the upcoming GT4RS time with the Trophy R, given both will be 'track biased road cars' whereas a regular GT4 is a road biased track car?