This new BMW M4 Competitors goes to shock lots of people. Positive, it appears like an irradiated beaver however the way in which it drives places it among the many best sports activities automobiles on the planet. No joke, it may well rival the perfect from Porsche. Which is definitely what it does on this new video from Auto Specific.
On this new video, Steve Sutcliffe pits the brand new BMW M4 Competitors in opposition to the Porsche Cayman GT4 on observe, to see which is finest. Admittedly, it’s a little bit of a lopsided comparability, because the M4 is kind of a bit extra highly effective, front-engine, and turbocharged. Whereas the Cayman GT4 is much less highly effective, mid-engine, and naturally-aspirated. Nonetheless, the Cayman is rather a lot lighter, higher balanced, and constructed as a bespoke, track-oriented sports activities automotive, whereas the BMW M4 begins out life as a humble 420d. So which is faster round a observe?
Let’s begin with the specs. The BMW M4 Competitors makes use of a 3.zero liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine with 503 horsepower (510 PS) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque. Whereas the Porsche Cayman makes use of a 4.zero liter naturally-aspirated flat-six, making 414 horsepower and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque. The BMW makes use of an eight-speed torque-converter automated, whereas the Cayman GT4, on this video, will get a seven-speed dual-clutch auto. Each are rear-wheel drive, although, and each are on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
At Llandow Circuit, a really quick, tight, and technical observe, the BMW M4 Competitors managed a 43.70 second lap time, which is shockingly quick. Oddly, although, it was solely a few tenths quicker than an M3 Competitors sporting Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. So the Cup 2s barely made a distinction, which is stunning. Nonetheless, that’s a blistering lap time, particularly for a automotive with as a lot energy and torque because the M4 Comp, being that Llandow favors smaller, extra agile automobiles.
With that stated, the Porsche Cayman GT4 additionally put down a blistering lap time, one which reveals off its inherent benefits over the M4 Competitors. It’s extra agile by means of the tight stuff, higher underneath braking, and simply feels a bit sweeter to drive than the Bimmer. Nonetheless, the M4 Competitors is kind of a bit quicker within the straights and nonetheless very quick by means of the tight stuff. So which is quicker total and, extra importantly, which is extra satisfying to drive? Watch the video and discover out.