Head to Head: 2016 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2017 Porsche 911

Head to Head: 2016 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2017 Porsche 911
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Head to Head: 2016 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2017 Porsche 911

At first blush, the Chevy Corvette and the Porsche 911 couldn’t be more different. One’s a venerable symbol of the finest German engineering, the other’s a flag-waving symbol of the American auto industry. But refinements to the newest Corvette allow it to compete on the Porsche’s turf with commendable success.

The Porsche 911 will forever stay true to its heritage as a rear-engine 2+2 sports car with relatively small, yet power-packed motors and sophisticated drivetrains. The Corvette Stingray keeps its monster motor up front and carries only two passengers.

The outgoing 2016 911 holds the No. 2 spot in our rankings of luxury sports cars and luxury convertibles. The Corvette is earns the No. 3 slot the luxury convertible segment, and is tied for the No. 3 slot in luxury sports cars.  The 2016 Porsche Boxster holds the No. 1 slot in both categories.

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