Compare 2012 Porsche Cayman vs 2011 Lotus Elise

2012 Porsche Cayman
2011 Lotus Elise
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 27 $46,530 $51,900
2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $55,710 $62,100
2-Door Coupe R 19 27 $59,490 $66,300
2-Door Coupe S Black Edition 19 26 $60,570 $67,500
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $51,845
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,530
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,900
$51,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$865 / month
$864 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Porsche Cayman is a potent mix of performance, comfort, and cargo space, and a leader in the sports car segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.5 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
33.5 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 90.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 149.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.8 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.5 x 1.1 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 10.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1-13.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Manual
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R/17 P175/50R16
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R/17 P225/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2932 1984
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 4400-6000 133 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.9L/177 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 7200 190 @ 7800
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.48
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.05
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Porsche Cayman Lotus Elise
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.1

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