New 2020 Corvette Rivals 2020 Porsche 911
Don’t worry, Chevy fans, we have your back. When it comes to Corvette vs Porsche, we know who comes out on top. Don’t get us wrong, the Porsche is one mean ride, there’s no doubt, but when it comes to power, handling, price, and looks, the Corvette wins out for us. The 2020 Chevy Corvette has come as close as any other model to rival the Porsche 911 and none of us at Ray Chevrolet are the least bit surprised.
When you do a side-by-side comparison test of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 and the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, we admit, they do look very similar. The Corvette is just a nose longer (3 inches to be exact), and 3 inches wider, 2 inches lower, but this is not readily noticed. In profile, they look like they could be twins, maybe not identical twins, but close enough. And the roofline and front fenders look pretty darn similar too.
After a weigh-in, the Corvette is a touch over 200 pounds heavier due to the interior. Interestingly, the Corvette carries 61 percent of its weight on its rear wheels while the Corvette bumps that up to 64 percent. The Corvette possess a 6.2-liter V-8 engine which delivers 7.3 pounds per horsepower to deal with the extra weight compared to the Porsche 911’s 7.7 pounds per horsepower
The Porsche 911 gets ups to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds while the Corvette Z51 can get there in 2.8 seconds, but who’s counting? Well, we are actually, because that’s the quickest time to 60 mph of any Corvette. Ever. The smooth driving of all the V8 power is pretty remarkable and the cabin is so quiet you barely even notice you’re hitting top speeds. There’s just a lot less engine noise overall and that’s a good thing.
Another way Corvette has an edge is with the dual-clutch transmission which will make you never want to manually shift again. The layout of the control panel is more intuitive than the 911’s with less clutter. And finally, for the price, you can’t beat the Corvette. Find out for yourself and test drive one today.
If you are interested in hearing us brag about all the wonderful aspects of the Corvette Z51 or hear our glowing Corvette review in general, come see us at Ray Chevrolet. We can answer any questions you have about our full line of Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs. We are located at 39 N US-12, Fox Lake or give us a call at (847) 793-1048.