The standout differences between the Corvette and the Carrera, likely the two most economically matched in this lineup, aren't all that standout—they take a little bit of closer inspection. The awkward body language Sport Auto test driver Christian Gebhardt shows in the Chevy, particularly under braking, which suggests there's something less than …Continue to the full article
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Drag Battle: 992 Carrera S Vs. Camaro ZL1
The 911 has proven itself to punch above its weight in many settings. Even a car with more comparable weight and a mid-engined layout has fallen prey to the Porsche's drag performance. They say Porsche horsepower count for a little more than standard horsepower—and this varied battle between a 992 Carrera S and the Camaro ZL1—two cars separated by …Continue to the full article
How Does A Porsche 911 Carrera S Hold Up In A Drag Race Against A Chevy Corvette and a Toyota Supra?
This is a lineup that should draw gearheads of all stripes. The Porsche Carrera and the Chevrolet Corvette are forever compared as they're probably the best value vehicles at their price point. The latest version of Toyota's Supra joins the fray with power similar to the Porsche's and a price not far off the Chevrolet's. The best of the mid-tier …Continue to the full article
Is the 992 the best 911 thus far?
Porsche has long been a brand invested in evolution rather than revolution, though not all of their changes have immediately proven popular. When the much-loved (but admittedly slow-selling) 993 was replaced by the 996, fans balked. When the 991 moved to an all-turbocharged engine range in the non-GT models, fans clambored for the naturally …Continue to the full article
992 Carrera Versus Cayman GT4: Which Would You Take?
Dan Prosser might be one of the best spoken and most technically savvy journalists in the biz, and he can drive as well as any of them. He doesn't begin this particular video with a very intriguing premise, however, since we can easily surmise the 992 Carrera is the better everyday car, and the Cayman GT4 is a wildchild for the weekend. When the …Continue to the full article
The 2020 Porsche 992 Carrera S Is Quick But Isn’t Much Of A Track Star
Give a car to Steve Sutcliffe and he's bound to flog it within an inch of its life. He extracts every iota of performance from the car, and in addition to giving a good thrashing, gives it a fair judgement. For that reason, he's one of the best. How many journalists can run times similar to an F1 test driver in that test driver's regular F1 …Continue to the full article
Comparing the 992 Carrera S Against a Rawer Rival
While its undoubtedly true the latest iterations of the Carrera have softened their image, expanded their midsection, and grown more commercially appealing, they still retain a level of performance that wows the enthusiast. Especially when considering the gains brought by modern turbocharging and PDK gearboxes, there's not much the typical user is …Continue to the full article
24 Variations on a Theme: Picking the Right 911 Derivative
Ford currently produces eleven Mustang derivatives, and Chevrolet makes eight Corvette variants(both of these figures include the coupe and convertible variations of the same trim separately). That's a lot of choices from a nation known for customizing and individualization. Where variations on a theme are concerned, the Americans cannot be …Continue to the full article
Head 2 Head: 2017 Corvette Grand Sport vs. Porsche 911 Carrera S
It seems the automotive world has found a replacement for the Godzilla vs. 911 rivalry. It's not that Corvette vs. Porsche is anything new, it's just that it seems to be getting more and more attention lately. Between Corvette's near dominance in this season's IMSA Sports Car Championship and Chevy openly trying to lure Porsche buyers to the dark …Continue to the full article
Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car: Porsche Carrera S Squares Off Against the Best
The Porsche 911 family has long punched above its weight. When it launched in the mid 1960s, displacing just 2.0l, the 911 gained a reputation as a giant slayer on the race track. In 2016 the story is very much the same. The new 3.0l Carrera S isn't even the top of the 911 range, yet Motor Trend set it against some of the most fearsome driver's …Continue to the full article