Can the previous-generation Porsche Cayman GT4 keep up with the new BMW M2 CS in a straight line? Well, this drag race video from Lovecars gives us the answer.

Of course, it’s worth pointing out both vehicles featured here use manual gearboxes, so there’s certainly a smaller margin for error for the drivers than if they were auto-equipped models.

As a reminder, the 981-generation Cayman GT4 (which has since been replaced by a naturally aspirated 309 kW 982-gen GT4, wearing the 718 moniker) employs a turbocharged 3,8-litre flat-six engine sending 283 kW to the rear axle via a six-speed manual cog-swapper.

The limited-edition and likewise rear-driven M2 CS, meanwhile, weighs a little more but compensates with a 331 kW peak power output courtesy of its turbocharged 3,0-litre straight-six engine. While a dual-clutch variant is also offered, the six-speed manual model features here.

Watch the video above to see how the drag race pans out...