More to the point, what competes with the Porsche 911? We think about this question a lot, probably more than we should. The problem is, at least in my mind, there isn't an easy answer. Sure, some Porsche models such as the Boxster, Cayenne or Panamera can easily (but not necessarily correctly) be compared to models from other brands (BMW Z4, BMW X5, BMW 7 series, respectively) but even that's not necessarily accurate. How do you account for the heritage, the brand value, build quality, etc.? You can't really compare a Porsche Cayman to a Nissan Z now, can you?
Then, there's the 911 in all it's different variations. If you're shopping for a base Carrera, what exactly do you shop it against? A BMW M3? A Maserati GranTurismo? A Corvette? What if you're shopping for a Porsche 911 Turbo? Are you now looking at Ferrari, Lamborghini or Aston Martin to get the same type of performance numbers (at twice the price)?
So, what say you? Who are Porsche's Competitors? Don't forget, if you're reading this post via email, you'll need to click on the title of the post to come through to the site in order to comment.