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.
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 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.
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.