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    • Motortrend compares the Grand Sport Corvette to the PDK 991 Carrera S in a Head 2 Head episode

      The Corvette and 911 have been rivals, for, well, forever. They may be at two extremely different price points (price as tested $131,760 for the Carrera S and $72,130 for the Grand Sport) but they are both sports cars going about things in very different ways. The Carrera S PDK is a technological Tour de Force with direct injection, a dual clutch transmission, and weight savings (the 911 is 121 pounds lighter than the Vette at 3254 poudns) thanks to composites and aluminum

      The Corvette on the other hand still has a pushrod V8 with port injection and a good old manual transmission. More grunt and brute force than technological savvy. Hey, it's also almost half the the price though. Head 2 Head says the Vette feels like it is from another century with a slow transmisison, audible body flex, and horribly outdated navigation. Why is a guy with a British accent reviewing an American icon if he doesn't get what the Vette is about?

      We do not really learn much of anything new from this episode and comparison. Ok, we get the Corvette is not as polished. Ok, we get the 991 is mildly upgraded and a bit more refined. The reviewer seems to feel the 911 is a little too detached compared to how it used to be. The Corvette in this respect is truer to its roots and seemingly more exciting. It is also nice to see the PDK embraced and stated to be superior to the manual, which, in every way except for one it is.

      The reviewer picks the 911 but not for the right reasons. How can he claim the 991 is the best 911 ever if the steering does not have the same level of feedback as previous models? Since when is being more composed being more exciting? Sometimes the girl in the top and short-skirt with the smeared make-up taking shots instead of the one with perfectly styled hair analyzing her Chardonnay while wearing her pantsuit is the girl that is more fun to ride. Just not what you want for every day. That is the main difference here as both deliver in their own fashion. The 911 is most definitely not twice the sports car and that is something that should leave Corvette fans smiling. The 911 is worth the premium however, and that should put a smile on 991 owner's faces as well.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: Corvette Grand Sport Vs Porsche 911! - Head 2 Head Episode 1 started by DavidV View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Nobody read this? Thought it was a pretty good synopsis on my part.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        i dunno...kinda hard to compare these two cars.....especially at the price point they are at....almost as unrealistic as that M6 vs cts-v coupe article....the damn car costs MORE than twice as much as the caddy and only offers a little bit more performance...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        i dunno...kinda hard to compare these two cars.....especially at the price point they are at....almost as unrealistic as that M6 vs cts-v coupe article....the damn car costs MORE than twice as much as the caddy and only offers a little bit more performance...
        Didn't you read what I wrote?
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        You pay for the brand, the technology and the fact that 911s are not nearly sold in anywhere near corvette volume.

        Average sales of 911s last year in the metro area were about 400 a month, if that. I would assume that chevy sells Vettes a lot more than Porsche.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Didn't you read what I wrote?

        yea i read that but still...its hard to look away from that