@Hutch...please explain these Porsches to me

HeissRodHeissRod Posts: 5,187 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 2018 in General Discussion
When I run an equally comparable Epic Cayman vs the sister Epic Boxster, the Boxster always pulls ahead.  Here are the specs:

Cayman GTS
0-60 - 4.4
Top Speed - 180
Power - 346hp
Torque - 289lbs
Weight - 1298kgs

Boxster GTS
0-60 - 4.5
Top Speed - 179
Power - 346hp
Torque - 289lbs
Weight - 1298kgs

Now, lets put the A23 2014 Cayman GTS (1.3/1.3/1.3) against the A24 2015 Boxster GTS (1.3/1.3/1.3) in the 1 mile drag.  The Cayman should win, right?  Wrong.  Dead wrong.
Boxster GTS 0:31.03
Cayman GTS 0:32.66

The results of the B22 718 Cayman and Boxster are what I would expect when running the same drag; also both modded to 1.3/1.3/1.3.
718 Cayman 0:33.00
718 Boxster 0:33.13

However, the stats of these nearly identical cars don't align with that, as the Cayman is shown to be slower on paper?
718 Cayman 
0-60 - 4.5
Top Speed - 174
Power - 305hp
Torque - 297lbs
Weight - 1288kgs

718 Boxster
0-60 - 4.3
Top Speed - 174
Power - 305hp
Torque - 289lbs
Weight - 1288kgs

Is this part of the infamous Mid Range Power explanation, or is one of the GTS cousins coded incorrectly?

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