Sports car lovers are no doubt aware of the latest Porsche 911 and Chevy Corvette models. The 2016 models of both are leading sports cars with few rivals in the world. They both provide breathtaking acceleration, razor sharp handling, and are plenty comfortable and practical for daily driving. So how do they compare side-by-side?
Most people want to know about power and performance when shopping for a sports car. It’s safe to say that these two models both offer astonishing acceleration. The fastest model Corvette is the Z06, which will go from to 60 mph in 2.95 seconds according to Chevrolet. The fastest Porsche is the Turbo S, which will do the same in 2.9 seconds according to Porsche. The difference is microscopic—five hundredths of a second—but it’s definitely there.
On the other end of the spectrum, the most efficient Corvette Stingray gets a 21 mpg combined rating from the EPA, while the most efficient Porsche 911 Carrera is rated at 22 mpg combined.
Compare these sports cars based on comfort and convenience and you’ll find some differences. Both offer features like navigation and leather upholstery standard. Both give you keyless ignition and power adjustable seating. The Porsche has a couple things that are simply missing in the Corvette Z06—namely, seats. The Porsche has two seats in the second row, and it even has child seat anchors, which is something that the Corvette simply lacks.
The General Motors standard warranty is 36-months or 36,000 miles, while the Porsche basic warranty is 48-months/50,000-miles. The Porsche is also covered for 144-months/unlimited mileage for rust perforation, while the Corvette’s coverage only lasts 72-months/100,000-miles.
The 911 and the Corvette are both leading sports cars, but the 911 offers more performance, more efficiency, and more convenience. Come visit your leading Chicago area Porsche dealer, at 1475 S. Barrington Rd. in Barrington, IL, to drive the latest 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera today. We think you’ll find that the 911 is the superior vehicle when compared to the Corvette.