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Corvette Z06 beats Porsche 911 Turbo around a track

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Corvette Z06 beats Porsche 911 Turbo around a track

Corvette Z06 beats Porsche 911 Turbo around a track

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We’ve always known that Chevrolet’s Corvette Z06 was good, but we'd never have imagined that it could beat Porsche’s AWD 911 Turbo around a race track and with a lead of 2.6 seconds to boot. The test was carried out by Swedish magazine Auto Motor Sport, who pitted the two cars against each other at Mantorp Park in Sweden, near Saab’s aircraft factory in Linkoping.

Comments from test driver and STCC champion Richard Ekblom included gems like “the Porsche felt feminine in comparison with the Z06” and that “it pisses on the Porsche.” Further, they wrote that the Z06 had the feeling of a true racer while the Porsche felt a little too soft round the track.

And before Porsche purists scream out that the writers were biased, take a look at the performance numbers. Both cars were right on the boil with both finishing the quarter mile in 11.8 seconds with the Turbo actually outrunning the Z06 in the 0-62mph dash, 3.7 seconds for the Turbo versus 4 seconds for the Z06. Click here to download the article [PDF link].
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  1. Nicely done Corvette!

    Nice picture, by the way.
     
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  2. So a twice as expensive Porsche, top of their line, got badly beaten by the "best value super-car on sale today" Corvette Z06 (*.
    Congratulations Dave Hill and GM!

    Maybe Porsche should bring the Carrera GT back in production :)

    *) Tiff Niedell of 5th Gear UK
     
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