26 May 2014

Autocar's Steve Sutcliffe tests the new flagship GTS variant of the Porsche Cayman to see if it's worth the premium.

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23 May 2014
Thanks Steve, I took your unequivocal advice and purchased a PDK ! I have to say road or track the PDK works perfectly, and it's so nice when you get stuck in traffic . I'm finding the challenge lost in not changing gear is made up for in learning to left foot brake, which is totally new to me. Your comments on the steering are particularly interesting, as a number of friends have driven my car on road and on track, not one has mentioned a thing about the electric power steering, then I mention it to them and they generally reply " journalists" !

23 May 2014
I gather you liked it...

23 May 2014
Steve, M3 is a 4-door practical sedan you can drive your family around with. It's simply bigger and heavier. Can't compare it with a 2-seater sports car. They are aimed at two very different segments.

23 May 2014
Obviously Steve loves this car, but he was caning it not just on the track but also on closed public roads.

Is the car really as engaging within the speed limits? Don't get me wrong, I am not busybody here but I doubt you would seriously reach this cars limits (and thereby enjoy it reveal its immense ability to entertain) unless you were driving like a lunatic.

Otherwise a great car and one which Jaguar should rightly be seriously worried about.

23 May 2014
Sutcliffe's enthusiasm for fine driving cars. It's infectious! That said, I agree with bezor Ta in that the M3 is a considerably bigger and roomier/more practical car and therefore not really a direct rival.

24 May 2014
I would personally prefer a Mclaren P1, but maybe I'm just strange.....

24 May 2014
Steve, you are the best in the industry at making the viewer feel as if they are in the cockpit with you. Excellent video and excellent car! Thanks.

24 May 2014
Why buy a P1 or La Ferrari?

25 May 2014
Have both!, no,serious face on now,they are two different cars,one is a sports car, the other is a Family car which if your in the mood and alone can be a hoot to drive quickly,yes, the Porsche will drive rings round it,but, to get the best out of the Porsche,to get a real rush from it,you have to do track days,it's safer,non point getting,only the issue of ruining your tyres and thus having to get new ones detracts from the ownership,the M3,well,who needs track days when there's still fun when out for a drive just feeling the grip,using the torque etc,all this and decent mpg for the performance,yep, it's down to preference.

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