In light of all the recent press regarding the Porsche vs. Nissan Rivalry, we wanted to broach an old, but still relevant subject. It seems that every time a manufacturer releases a new or updated hi-end sports car, it is compared to Porsche (heck even Hyundai is comparing itself to Porsche now.) In the past, these type of comparisons were limited to the 911 model range as per the examples below.
Recently, however, the comparisons have expanded to include the Boxster and the Cayman models as evidenced by recent articles regarding the new Nissan 370Z and the afore mentioned Hyundai. We’ve always felt that these comparisons do nothing but lend credibility to the Porsche brand.
More and more it seems that Porsche is the brand, standard and benchmark that all others compare themselves. Ask yourself why?
- Is it because Porsche cars are such an accessible and user friendly supercar?
- Is it the 60+ years of racing heritage and experience?
- Is it the timeless design of the 911 (first penned by Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche?)
- Or, is it the quality and driving spirit that has kept the 911 an icon for the ages?
We think it’s a combination of all these things and more. Every time we see another “supercar” compare itself to a Porsche it simply reinforces our choice of Porsche as the superior brand. In the end, competition (real or perceived) will only help drive innovation at Porsche, raising the benchmark that much higher. What do you think?
As always, don't forget about our ongoing poll in the right sidebar; we would love to have your vote. Here is a link to the post, that went along with the poll about the most famous Porsche.
Porsche 911 as the Benchmark for all other Supercars
Who Caused the Porsche versus Nissan Rivalry
Porsche 997 Turbo versus Nissan GT-R
Is Porsche the Benchmark for all other Supercars?
Competition make the Porsche 911 a Better Car
Porsche GT3 vs Nissan GT-R
Porsche GT2 vs Corvette Z06
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