Compare: The Chevrolet Corvette Vs. the Porsche 911

There is some tough competition when it comes to luxury sports cars. The class is replete with legendary brands offering some of their most impressive models. One model that stands out to us as both incredibly powerful and accessible is the Chevrolet Corvette. The Corvette is a classic, American sports car with a distinctive outline and a legendary history.

At Schumacher Chevrolet we think that the Corvette's features, performance, and values speak for themselves. If you want to know just how well this vehicle stacks up against the competition, then check out our comparison between the Corvette and the Porsche 911, another mainstay of the class

Power and Performance

The base V8 engine on the Corvette is impressively potent especially for the price. The Corvette's engine outmatches the Porsche 911's majorly with 455 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque against 420 horsepower and 368 lb.-ft. of torque. The Porsche's six cylinder can't compete with the Corvette's excellent engineering. Both vehicles offer smooth seven-speed manual transmission to start, but the available eight-

speed automatic on the Corvette seems a little more flexible than the 911's seven-speed.

Even on some of the top 911 models, which can cost in excess of $200,000, the engines don't deliver as much power as on Corvette Z06, which offers a staggering 650 horsepower to conquer the roads. When it comes to raw power, the Corvette clearly beats out the 911.

Value and Pricing

The Corvette offers this performance at an excellent value relative to the Porsche 911. The Z06, a high-end performance version of the Corvette, starts at $79,495, while the competitive 911 models reach to the high $100,000s and beyond. If you're looking for a world class sports car at a phenomenal value near Livingston, the Corvette is the vehicle for you.

Interior Luxury

The 911 is well-known for its impressive interior, but the Corvette has been making some serious strides in terms of luxury. The interior looks of the two vehicles are fairly different, and personal preference will ultimately come into play for this category. Both feature leather-trimmed bucket seats, sharp accents, and an infotainment center. The Porsche gives its interior a very refined look with European design cues, while the Corvette goes for a sportier look with performance- and track-inspired highlights to give you a sharp look.

The standard seats on the Corvette Stingray 2LT also offer some extra luxury with a cooled driver seat and heated front seats. Driver and passenger seats also come with additional lumbar support. The 911 only offers these as available features.

Advanced Features

Both vehicles have some excellent offerings in this category, but we want to go in depth on some features offered only by the Corvette. The available Performance Data Recorder takes video of your driving system and combines that with performance data to analyze and improve your driving technique. You can watch this video and learn exactly how you can improve your driving on the track or on the road. It records statistics for 0-60 mph, quarter mile time, a GPS tracking map, rpm, and more. This feature is an impressive innovation that is not available on the 911.

Our Decision

At Schumacher Chevrolet Little Falls, we don't think you can go wrong with the Corvette's excellent performance, exciting technology, and great value. If you need some more information, then feel free to stop by our dealership for a test drive today. Feel free to contact us with any questions about a new Corvette.

Get directions and make the trip today, we are just a quick drive from Little Falls, Denville, Clifton, and Livingston. Our sales professionals are here to give you a friendly, low-pressure experience so you can focus on finding the car that works for you.

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