What's up everyone ?
Welcome back to the channel and welcome to another head to head video .
And today I'm putting my BMW M two competition against the all new and quite fantastic , Porsche Cayman GTs 4.0 .
And the reason why I'm doing that is because I want to see if I made a mistake by not buying a more old school sports car rather than a BMW M two competition .
So in today's video , we're going to compare the spec of these two cars both inside and out , then we're going to drive them on some twisty roads .
And finally , I'm going to tell you how these two cars compare from the perspective of a BMW to competition owner and right off the bat .
I have to apologize for my voice today .
I'm not really feeling 100% but if you are seeing this video right now , that means I haven't died yet .
So that's a positive .
Now , even though these two cars are technically rivals , they couldn't be more different when it comes to engines and engine placement .
For example , the Caman is a mid engine sports car which means the engine sits in the middle of the car .
That means this car has a trunk and a trunk while the BMW has the engine in the front and while the Caman has a four liter flat six naturally aspirated petrol engine in the middle that can produce 400 horsepower .
The BMW has an in line 63 liter twin turbocharged petrol engine that can produce 410 .
So two quite different beasts .
But as you'll see later on , they're quite evenly matched .
So let's run through the spec before we head out on the road .
The Cayman is finished in this quite awesome Python green , special Porsche color .
It rides on 20 inch 7 , 18 sport alloys and other than the rear diffuser and the badging on the doors , there's very little details that give away the power unit under the skin .
It has adaptive tampers , dynamic engine mounts and a mechanical limited slip differential with torque vectoring at the back .
The BMW also features a limited slip differential at the back but it rides on 19 inch 788 M wheels .
Those wheels house the big brake kit that comes as an optional extra and the car is obviously painted black .
What the M two doesn't have is empty dampers , but the suspension system is pretty well set up by BMW S engineers and you won't really miss it in the long run .
Both cars are starting to show their age on the inside because they feature the old style tech and infotainment systems .
But they are pretty well equipped from factory .
If you're not a fan of Alcantara , I can straight up tell you that you're gonna hate the Caymans interior because there's a lot of it .
But the driving position , the seats , the steering wheel are the best in the business .
The empty competition features the new optional m whatever seats they're super comfortable and they hug into place quite well .
They are a great addition to an already awesome package .
There's bits of carbon fiber here and there , lots of dark color materials elsewhere and not much else because all the development money has been spent wisely in other places like performance .
The Porsche is a manual car while the BMW features a seven speed DC T double clutch transmission .
That's what I could find available .
So that's that .
Now let's get driving .
So I filmed some stuff inside of the Cayman and because I am a massive idiot , I forgot to press the record button .
So the driving part of this video will be coming exclusively from my M two competition .
So let's get started first .
We'll compare engines then handling , we're going to look at the prices and finally we're going to draw some conclusions about these two cars .
So engines quick reminder , the M two has a three liter twin turbo in line six engine that can produce 410 horsepower and 550 Newton meters of torque .
While the Canyon has a naturally aspirated four liter flat six unit that can produce 400 horsepower and 420 new meters of torque .
The M two can reach 100 kilometers per hour from standstill in 4.2 seconds because it has the auto box and the can can do that in 4.5 seconds .
If the M two had a manual , both cars would be evenly matched .
So based on the figures , I just told you , you might be tempted to think that these two engines are quite similar , but actually they're not similar at all .
These power units couldn't be more different .
The Caymans natural aspirated four liter is punchy , but you have to rev it out in order to extract all its power .
While the M two competitions twin turbo unit can deliver most of its torque low down in the rev range .
So the BMW is more brutal all the time .
While the Porsche has a more linear power delivery .
Red lines also differ quite a lot .
The M two has the standard sports car red line , close 7000 R PM , but the Caman can rev up to 7800 R P MS and the noise about the seven K mark is just superb .
So yeah , both engines are just as quick , but the way they deliver their power is quite different and really there's no good or bad way .
It's just a matter of preference when it comes to transmissions .
I think Porsche has it nailed in both areas .
Manuals and automatics .
Manuals are a bit not , they're not as precise and the clutch is a tad bit on the heavy side .
The manual in the Cayman is just sensational .
It's got short throws , a lovely mechanical feel to it and it's very precise .
But the M two has more normal gear ratios as opposed to what the Cayman has .
That second gear is just so long .
And while the DC T box in my M two is lovely and I absolutely adore it .
Porsche P D K is just faster in manual mode and smoother when you leave it to do its thing .
Now , handling and the summary is as follows .
The Cayman is the more precise machine .
While the M two competition is the more fun option out of the two , the BMW is more playful at the limit , it feels loose all the time and the back feels ready to step out of line , even with traction control on the front end has a lot of grip and the steering is quite fast and responsive .
So basically this is everything you would ever want from a rear wheel driven BMW car .
No , the Porsche on the other hand allows for more precision driving .
The car has lots more grip on the limit and it allows for small corrections to be done without making it unstable at higher speeds .
I think that car would be ridiculously good on a track and you would surprise a lot of people with the times you achieve there .
But this also makes the Caman less fun on a twisted B road compared to the BMW .
Because of what I just mentioned , even though the Porsche is riding on 20 inch wheels , the suspension feels more refined and less harsh than the BMW S .
Granted , the Caman has adaptive dampers .
But even in sport mode , the car feels more comfortable on the open road , the cars feel pretty much the same , very little understeer , very little body roll and quite good front and grip .
Finally , let's talk pricing and draw some conclusions and there's really no going around this .
So I'll just spit it out .
The BMW is €20,000 less than a came on GTs .
The Porsche is better equipped but only slightly .
So there you go .
That's the price difference .
But I'll let you guys draw your conclusions on this topic .
But I will say this .
I like the fact that Porsche treats the Caman like any other car in its line up .
You can configure it in any way you want it and you have access to pretty much all the options as the more expensive cars in Porsche's line up .
And that's quite opposite to what BMW does with the M two competition .
There's very few options to choose from .
There's about five colors available .
You can't have adaptive dampers , you can't have adaptive cruise control and you don't even have access to bmw's individual program .
So you can customize this interior .
For example , I mean , on the inside , the only real options you have are these seats and the color of the stitching .
That's it .
So which of these two cars is best ?
Well , I for one have real difficulties in picking a winner because these two cars complement each other .
So , well , the Caman would be a lovely car to have in my garage .
But for me , it's missing two seats .
On the other hand , I just adore my empty competition .
But I would love for this car to have the same damping as the Cayman .
And I could go on like this for hours just picking favorites from each of these two cars at this time .
For me , the BMW M two competition is the perfect car .
It's fast .
It's quite good looking .
It handles well and it's quite practical for my family of three .
But if money is no issue for you and you can afford to have a daily driver and a sports car that you take out on weekends and track days , then go right ahead and buy the Cayman G T S .
There's nothing more special than that car on the market right now .
That's been it for today's video .
My friends , I really hope you've enjoyed it .
Please give it a thumbs up if you have and make sure you subscribe for plenty more videos to come I have another head to head video coming soon where I'm putting together the M two competition and a very , very special sports car .
So stay tuned for that and until I see you next time , take good care of yourself and I'll see you around .