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C7 Chevrolet Corvette vs. Porsche Carrera 911

C7 Chevrolet Corvette vs. Porsche Carrera 911

By Anthony Alaniz

It may seem like a moot comparison, but when a new, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray costs as much as the options alone tacked onto a Porsche Carrera 911, answers are needed about one’s sanity if they pluck down the cash for the 911.

In the video below, drifter extraordinaire Chris Harris takes the two sports cars out onto the track at Chuckwalla to see just how close these two cars compared.

While there is a power difference between the two—400 for the Carrera, 460 for the Corvette—they do accomplish their intended goals quite differently. The Corvette is, and always will be a General Motors product. It is the sports car for the masses, offering impeccable performance at bargain basement prices. It’s what the Corvette is known for, and keeps doing it better and better year after year.

The Porsche Carrera 911 is, and always will be a Porsche product. There is a certain level of opulence and importance that comes with the car the Corvette simply cannot match. There are things the 911 does better than the Corvette can ever dream of doing, but at the end of the day, the large price disparity between the two is enough to make anyone second guess their purchasing decision.

Source: Drive

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Porsche Carrera GT at the center of Paul Walker death


2006 Porsche Carrera GT (Source: Porsche)

By Anthony Alaniz

While the death of actor Paul Walker, famous for his appearance in the Fast and Furious film franchise, has shocked many, media attention has been keenly focused on the car he was killed in.

Beneath the hood of the rear-wheel-drive Porsche Carrera GT is a 605 horsepower 5.7-liter V-10 engine. It can achieve 0-to-60 in 3.5 seconds and carried a price tag of $440,000 at the time it was sold. With only 1270 built, the Porsche Carrera GT is quite the rare vehicle.

While the car is powerful and lacks many of the driver-aids found on modern cars, its performance is no longer anything spectacular. Numerous cars on the market today achieve the same performance numbers as the GT at a much lower price, yet they have a lot more technological safety devices.

The Carrera GT has been called a racecar for the street and a street-legal supercar. Investigators have ruled out excessively high speeds and street racing as the cause of the crash.

Experts are speculating that there was a mechanical failure that led to the crash, focusing on an issue with the power steering system.

It will take time before there is an official cause released by investigators, but right now, it appears that it was all a freak accident.

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