Who would win: 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo vs. 2017 Corvette Grand Sport

By Product Expert | Posted in Porsche 911 on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:38 pm
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo vs. 2017 Corvette Grand Sport

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo vs. 2017 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport

From the first day Porsche sports cars were produced, they were meant to dominate the Autobahn. And for generations, the performance automaker has done this with few peers to speak of. However, as time has marched on, more and more car builders are taking aim at competing with famous nameplates like the Porsche 911 Turbo. There is no doubting that advances in vehicle construction materials and engine building has done much to close the gap. Chevrolet in particular has done some big things in the high-performance world. In a battle between the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo vs. 2017 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport, who would come out on top? Loeber Motors takes a look.

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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo lighter than Corvette Grand Sport
Corvette Grand Sport longer than Porsche 911 Turbo

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo vs. 2017 Corvette Grand Sport
Twin turbo, Boxer V-6 Engine 6.2-liter, V-8
7-speed PDK Transmission 7-speed manual
540 Horsepower 460

Porsche 911 Turbo turns sharper than Corvette Grand Sport
A race between the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo vs 2016 Corvette Grand Sport would be close

Porsche 911 vs. Corvette Grand Sport: Tale of the tape

It is important to examine the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo vs. 2017 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport beyond simply looking at a spec sheet. The less educated would simply look at the horsepower discrepancy and automatically declare the Porsche the winner. Certainly having an additional 80 horsepower is a major hurdle to overcome, but there are more factors at play. A straight-line race between the two cars may be closer than either manufacturer would like to admit.

Sharp interior of the 2017 Porsche 911
Aint nothing wrong with that either

Handling is everything

As far as taking the two through a curving course where a high level of precision is required, we like the chances for the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo. The slimmer proportions and expertly tuned precision steering Porsche models are known for would likely give the 911 Turbo an advantage over the longer and heavier Corvette Grand Sport. Materials matter, when it comes to high-performance vehicles. The Porsche 911 Turbo uses a monocoque design meaning that the body structure itself supports most of the weight of the entire car. A 911 Turbo driver would be able to use this to their advantage because there would be less roll or shifting in tight turns versus what would be experienced in other types of vehicle construction.

Contact a Loeber Motors sales professional today if you would like to see the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo up close and personal.

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4 Responses to “Who would win: 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo vs. 2017 Corvette Grand Sport”

  1. dr rob walker says:

    i own both & the vette is the hands down WINNER

    • RoadCoarse Ron says:

      Laughable. Not sure of your driving experience, but the new 991.2 turbo is in a different class of performance both on and off the track.

  2. dr rob walker says:

    Grand Sport & for a 100K less

  3. Andy Rooms says:

    Agreed. Amazing…Corvette is a winner at any price…but price differential makes it a steal…

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