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2009 Porsche Cayman vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2009 Porsche Cayman is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Acura CL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Acura CL would be higher. At 3,385 cc, 2009 Porsche Cayman is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Porsche Cayman (291 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 31 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Porsche Cayman should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 50 kg more than 2009 Porsche Cayman.

Because 2009 Porsche Cayman is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Porsche Cayman. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Porsche Cayman (340 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2009 Porsche Cayman will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Porsche Cayman 2002 Acura CL
Make Porsche Acura
Model Cayman CL
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 3385 cc 3210 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 291 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6250 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 340 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 96.3 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 78.3 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.1:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1530 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4350 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1310 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1810 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2420 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 65 L


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