2010 Porsche 911 Turbo vs. 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Car and Driver pits two great sports car in a head to head comparison. The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo get the business from Mark Gillies and I learned a thing or two about both of the beasts. They also could have billed it as simply as 638hp vs 500hp of muscle and fear!

The layout of each car has hardly changed since inception. A 1965 Corvette used a fiberglass body and a transverse leaf spring out back. It looked cool but was a little low-rent inside, had a monster V-8 up front driving the rear wheels, and seated just two. It’s the same with today’s sixth-generation Corvette.

The output of that original Porsche 911—148 horsepower from 2.0 liters—was a bit wimpy compared with that of today’s car (345 horses, 3.6 liters), but the horizontally opposed six still hung out behind the rear axle. The 911 has always had room for two full-size people up front and a couple of miniature versions behind them, as well as a decent front trunk. And even those who could not care less about cars can see the family resemblance between that first 911 and its modern counterpart.

Read the full article here.


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