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Evora GT vs Cayman GTS 4.0 vs BMW M2 CS vs Alpine A110S


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Just saw this:

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/comparison/2020/porsche-718-cayman-gts-40-vs-bmw-m2-cs-vs-lotus-evora-gt410-vs-alpine-a110-s-review/

As these are basically the cars I am looking at, if I ever replace my Evora S of 2012, I was very interested. It's good review!

My personal opinion: The ranking is a bit random, but the if one reads the text it becomes clear that the Evora is still the choice if you want the best drivers car.I was tempted like many by the GTS 4.0, but the Evora is just more sexy, better brake and steering feel, smoother ride, proper sound.. all there. BMW is not mine, certainly fun though. I have a soft spot for the Alpine. Wish Lotus would bring something like that as "Elan".. but it is not practical enough for me and not better than the Lotus. Looking forward of that new Lotus model that should arrive in 2021 😉

 

 

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Maybe they like the feeling of “driving with oven mitts on”...

Just saw this: https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/comparison/2020/porsche-718-cayman-gts-40-vs-bmw-m2-cs-vs-lotus-evora-gt410-vs-alpine-a110-s-review/ As these are basically the cars

Had a couple Porsches, drove a couple more.  I passed on getting a Boxster Spyder for the same reasons they picked the GTS. The refinement was a drawback.  I bought an Evora GT for the immersion, stee

Had a couple Porsches, drove a couple more.  I passed on getting a Boxster Spyder for the same reasons they picked the GTS. The refinement was a drawback.  I bought an Evora GT for the immersion, steering feel, the responsiveness, etc.  The Evora is simply more engaging.  

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Thanks for posting. It is good to see the Evora being brought into these sort of tests but I have to agree with the OP that the article and the conclusions do not match.

 

I am not a motor journalist or a driving god (would these be synonims...?), and I have not driven the Alpine or Cayman, but I do own two out of the four (well, almost, an M2 N55 and an Evora S) and the Evora is for me, hands down, the better drivers car out of the two, even if the M2 is very playful and good fun in its own right. They seem to agree when saying this

 

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All of a sudden, I really wish I was in the Evora. We stop for fuel a little further up the road. 'Okay, I understand the appeal now. It's just... raw,' Jake grins, reaching for the super-unleaded. Despite its GT leanings, the Evora still feels like a specialist, unfiltered driving machine. The Alpine is more cohesive, the Cayman more polished, the M2 more potent but the Lotus mainlines the biggest adrenaline rush, enough to make you forget its flaws. Enough to win this test?

For me, it is not even about adrenaline rush. It is about how confident you feel setting a line and entering a bend with the car. How fast you know you will be able to go and how balanced, predictable and "loyal" the car will be while giving you plenty of feedback and working with you.  They did express this nicely in the article.

 

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Thinking back to when I tested the car at Lotus's Hethel test circuit in the pouring rain, it's remarkable how safe it makes you feel, considering you're driving a mid-engined car with a fair bit of weight behind you. It never stops talking to you and letting you know what it's up to next: 'Just to let you know, I'm going to understeer here. After that, if you leave it a bit late to back off, I might snap into oversteer but, if I do, I'll give you fair warning, okay?'

 

And then the Porsche wins. That is not the conclusion I reached from reading the article, actually. In my view it would have been more credible if they had just finished by saying "horses for courses".

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1 hour ago, Arregueti said:

And then the Porsche wins. That is not the conclusion I reached from reading the article, actually. In my view it would have been more credible if they had just finished by saying "horses for courses".

But the Porsche has to win. They pay for the lunches after all.

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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