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2018 Chevy Corvette Z51 19 67.86%
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Old Thu, Feb-15-2018, 10:57:31 PM   #31
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Why does the Porsche make it look like you're fly through the air, while the Corvette seems like you're buried in a cloud of dust?
because Corvette drivers are like the slowest sports car drivers on the road and what you see there is a cloud of dust...
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if you are throwing tunes at it, if you spent the same amount in $$ of tuning on the vette as you would on the Cayman, the Cayman will never win.

But, I'd wager tires and brakes last a little longer on the Cayman.
LT1 is not going to have gains anywhere close to the 718 engines with just a tune.

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one should note, the material in the Porsche is actual leather. Compared to the reclaimed vinyl S&M stripper leggings that Chevy uses to cover their dash and seats
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the handling of the new 781 cars is amazing. the base is fast enough and the s is ridiculously quick.

when we went to training, we got to drive the vette, and although it was powerful, it was an overwhelming vehicle to drive - almost like a mosh pit. really had to grab it by the neck and take control of it, where as the Porsche was like dancing with a beautiful woman.

that being said, the new 4 cylinder is very uninspiring, but that chassis is tremendous.

the lack of a double clutch in the GM product, makes me chose the P car.
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LT1 is not going to have gains anywhere close to the 718 engines with just a tune.
True, but the 718 starts at a 160hp deficit.
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True, but the 718 starts at a 160hp deficit.
The deficit is actually less.. As per the dyno graph above, the Base 718 is making 301hp at the wheels.
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https://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/...dyno-test.html

The stock C7 is putting down far more than the tuned Porsche’s. Throw in a cam/exhaust/tune which would cost less than the Porsche and you’re in a whole different league.

Or a blower from one of the big American companies which will be pennies on the dollar.
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The stock C7 is putting down far more than the tuned Porsche’s. Throw in a cam/exhaust/tune which would cost less than the Porsche and you’re in a whole different league.

Or a blower from one of the big American companies which will be pennies on the dollar.
If I was a Vette guy, then I'd be all over it. Since I'm not, it does nothing for me.
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It would be pretty easy to make a case that both cars would be ruined by more power IMO.
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It would be pretty easy to make a case that both cars would be ruined by more power IMO.
Yes, I agree..
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Default Re: 2018 Chevy Corvette Z51 or 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Base

Vette for me, though undoubtedly would option it as a grand sport (which I actually prefer to Z06 for my wants).

I do love the current Porsche interiors-- especially with the full leather dash and alcantara headliner optioned. But, the vette interior is far from bad these days and the nav screen compartment buys it many interior points.

Mostly, though, it isn't turdbro-- makes for an easy choice.
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