Mid-Engined Madness: Cayman Vs. 4C

Comparison

The battle for the best mid-engined European driver's car has officially begun.

Ever since the Porsche Cayman burst onto the scene in 2005, it was heralded as the best-handling two-seat coupe on the market. Thanks to its mid-engine setup, drivers were treated to nearly perfect weight distribution as well as Porsche’s legendary engineering abilities for handling and performance. Aside from the bigger and more expensive 911 and the open top Boxster, not much could compare. Today is a different story as Alfa Romeo launches its highly anticipated savior, the 4C.

This mid-engined, carbon-fiber Italian masterpiece poses the biggest threat to the Cayman’s segment dominance. Yes, it’s turbocharged while the Cayman is naturally aspirated, but at the end of the day, it’s all about driver satisfaction. So which flavor of mid-engined passion do you prefer: German or Italian?

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