We recently saw the standard Porsche Cayman go up against a Subaru WRX STI in a one-mile drag race with surprising results. Apparently, Evo had a similar idea of evaluating the Cayman's quickness. However, it opted for the more powerful S model and chose a flyweight Caterham Roadsport 140 as the challenger. Will the results of this battle be as close at the end of the kilometer-long (0.62-mile) drag?

Neither of these are cars you'd usually associate with drag racing, but they are nearly evenly matched. Evo selected them based on power-to-weight ratio, with the Caterham offering a scant 140 horsepower in a lithe 1,213-pound package. The Porsche is a quite svelte 2,910 pounds but has 325 hp to haul it around.

Of course, power-to-weight ratio isn't everything. There are a ton of other variables like aerodynamics and gearing that play a huge role, as well. Can the little Caterham's weight advantage overcome the better aero and additional power of the Porsche? Scroll down watch the video and find out.


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      Jaclock LaGlock
      • 5 Months Ago
      Not a knock against the Caterham but, did anyone think that it had a chance?
      b.rn
      • 5 Months Ago
      At first I thought these races were kind of dumb. Now, I'm entertained. Keep 'em coming.
      Snowdog
      • 5 Months Ago
      Exactly as expected. Power to aerodynamics is vastly in favor of the Cayman.
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 5 Months Ago
      If two cars have the same power to weight ration regardless of weight or horsepower, horsepower is more important in a straight mile because air resistance and Einstein's theory of relativity.
      Sorten Borten
      • 5 Months Ago
      AB, please tell me you're not going to link all 4 million drag race videos from youtube. That's just lazy.