Poll: Porsche Cayman S or Shelby GT350?

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Poll: Porsche Cayman S or Shelby GT350?

Decisions, decisions… Which sporty car would YOU rather park in your driveway, the Porsche Cayman S or Shelby GT350?

It’s a tough choice to make. Both of these machines deliver a lethal dose of driving pleasure, but in completely different ways.

The Cayman S features a mid-mounted 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine. This powerplant is good for a stout 350 horses and 309 lb-ft of torque. Two gearboxes are available including a six-speed manual and a seven-ratio dual-clutch unit.

As for performance, this Porsche can scamper to 60 miles an hour in four-seconds flat when equipped with the optional PDK transmission.

Focusing on the Shelby, it’s basic configuration is much more conventional. The engine is up front and power is routed to the rear wheels. This arrangement is clean, straightforward and as traditional as eating turkey on Thanksgiving.

SEE ALSO: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Shelby GT350’s Engine

As you well know, the GT350 is hauled around by a 5.2-liter V8 that features a flat-plane crankshaft, an engineering detail that helps it rev like a banshee. All told, this beast provides 526 horsepower as well as 429 lb-ft of maximum torque.

Unlike the Porsche, just one transmission is offered in this very special Mustang, a Tremec six-speed manual. Can’t drive with three pedals? Too bad for you!

Regrettably, the Cayman S should be a little quicker than the Shelby, which should be able to reach mile-a-minute velocity in about 4.3 seconds. You can blame its 700-pound weight disadvantage for this disparity. It tips the scales at a husky 3,760 pounds.

Yes, they’re different, but they’re both tons of fun. Which of these cars would YOU rather own? Please compare them here and make sure to vote in our latest poll!

  • Noe

    Voting ………. whats the point

    GT 350 wins with the heart and the sound. Especially vs porsches entry range new engines lacking anything nice noise wise

    Cayman wins if you don’t care about the sound but just want to drive

    Then comes down to person you are …….. not really something worth voting on

  • smartacus

    How am i supposed to… -Oh Wait, Cayman no longer has a flat-6.
    GT350 then

  • landt

    First World problems!

  • Nordschleife

    So people can have two objects to go back and forth in a dialogue to argue about. The voting part is for those individuals who don’t want to take the time to argue the comparison but want their feelings to be known.

  • Rochester

    Easy answer… you pick the driver’s car that has class, precision and build quality.

  • jumbybird

    I’m not a Porsche fan and I’d pick it.

  • MXJ222

    Shelby for driving in a straight line, but it wouldn’t come close to the Cayman on a road course. Not even a contest.