2017 991.2 Carrera S vs. Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Here we go, the new 991.2 Porsche 911 Carrera S, now with turbos! But don’t call it a Turbo, because the Porsche 911 Turbo is the 911 Turbo, this 911 just happens to have turbos. Pedantry aside, the new 3.0L twin-turbocharged flat six engine powering the 911 is a severely underrated power plant – the states power figured are one thing, but the old 1320 don’t lie: this new 911 is an animal in a straight line, trapping over 120 mph in the 1/4 mile. On paper, this seems wrong, 911’s should be about the purity of the driving experience, with enough pace to enjoy sporting driving, but with beautifully communicative steering and a husky flat six sitting behind you.
On flipside, we have the new Corvette Grand Sport. This new GS picks up exactly where the previous generation C6 Grand Sport left off: featuring the Z06 bodywork, aero, suspension setup and wheel and tire package, the GS offers up prodigious grip and tenacious handling, well paired to the less maniacal 460 horsepower naturally-aspirated 6.2L LT1 V8 engine.
The regular 911 Carrera S has become so competent that it does better bridge the gap between the “regular” car and the GT2/3/RS variants. However, is it enough to match GM’s idea of the sports car that bridges the gap between the regular Corvette Stringray and the Z06? Hmm…
-via Motor Trend