27 September 2016
Review

So we’ve taken a BMW M2 and a Porsche 718 Cayman S. And we’d like to know two things: which of these two German sports coupes is faster around our handling circuit, and which of them is more fun.

The M2 is front-engined and has a straight-six cylinder turbocharged engine making 365bhp. The 718 Cayman S, though, is mid-engined – a more racy layout – but these days has to make do with a mere four-cylinder engine, albeit one making 345bhp. Our testers are standing by to answer both questions.

Let us know if you'd have the Cayman or the M2 in the comments below.

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27 September 2016
The M2 seems like a more complete proposition so I would have a manual one. A naturally aspirated engine in the Cayman would have turns the table even if the cars would never see a track but as it is it seems to me like the M2 would impart enjoyment on the road while striking a balance with usability.

ofir

28 September 2016
That hideous M2 front bumper is absolutely intolerable. So Porsche wins.

28 September 2016
With the loss NA flat 6, the Cayman is dead.

29 September 2016
I understand the win in lap time, a considerable lower mass and center of gravity will help that, but the comments read "the M2 is more balanced and has a better engine" and yet the Cayman wins on driving pleasure?
I simply wouldn't take the Cayman over the M2 after the Porker had a WRX STi heart transplant. The M2 looks some much more rounded as an overall package while still keeping the excitement and pace that's expected.

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