2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport vs 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S: Which Car Is The Best?

Oct 18, 2016 09:36 AM EDT | Johanna Vanessa Anasco

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Races Against a Porsche 911 Carrera S

2017 Chevrolet Corvette races against a Porsche 911 Carrera S.
(Photo : Motor Trend Channel / YouTube screenshot)

The American roadster has once been pitted against its German counterpart. In 2014, sadly, the Corvette lost by a huge margin. Now, will history repeat itself? Let's check out the specifications of the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S and the 2017 Porsche Carrera S first.

What is the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport's and Porsche Carrera S's drive train layout?

The Chevy has a front-engine and RWD. The Porsche, on the other hand, has a rear-engine type and RWD. The US contenders have a valve train of OHV, 2 valves per cylinder. On the other hand, the German challenger has a DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder. This would mean a 376.0 cu in/6,162 cc displacement for the former and an 181.0 cu in/2,966 cc for the latter.

The Porsche 911 Carrera S boasts a 460 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Whereas the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette boasts a power of 420 horsepower at 6,500 rpm.

Now all of these numbers and performance do come with a price tag. How much are these sports cars?

How much is the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport?

The Corvette's base price starts at around $38,000. The Porsche, on the other hand, comes with a hefty price tag.

How much is the 2017 Porsche Carrera S?

The Porsche Carrera S is priced at around $66,445. This may come as heavy in the pocket, however, the 2017 Porsche Carrera S never disappoint when it comes to performance.

The competition is a close one unlike in 2014

This time, it's like comparing an apple to an orange. The Corvette is no doubt has more power. The Porsche Carrera S, on the other hand, is definitely faster between the two.

The Corvette isn't that far behind when it comes to speed. The German sports car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph within 3.1 seconds. This makes the latter faster by just 0.8 seconds against the Corvette.

It should not be forgotten that the Corvette's has a manual shift gear and an automatic one for the Porsche. Now, let's look into both car's performances.

What are the output and transmission of these sports cars?

The Corvette can sprint at 3.9 seconds. This makes it reach a quarter mile pass at 116.1 mph in just 12.2 seconds. It is very impressive. Then you'll be amazed at the Porsche's performance, which comes at 11.5 seconds at 120.5 mph.

The figures are obviously very close. However, it doesn't ensure the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport's swift victory over the Porsche. Experts agree that the Corvette could've performed better had it been automatic.

We've laid out the basic numbers of both sports cars. Watch these videos and judge for yourself.

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