2010 Porsche
911 Turbo
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
Corvette

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

9.6

starting from

$133,750

Reasons to buy the Porsche 911 Turbo

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Fewer passenger seats
4
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Great braking distance from 60mph
101 ft
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Better drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
2011 Chevrolet Corvette

9.1

starting from

$49,995

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Corvette

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Quite expensive
$49,995
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Power outlets
Standard
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Average cargo space
22.4 ft3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.1
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Winner: 911 Turbo
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  • Almost the same
  • The 911 Turbo 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Almost the same
Cost 8.7 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Winner: Corvette
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  • The best price we've seen is $83,755 cheaper (2.7x less), $49,995 vs $133,750
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Winner: 911 Turbo
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  • Almost the same
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.5
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Winner: 911 Turbo
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  • The 911 Turbo has 1 more airbag (including Head / Curtain), 4 vs 3
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Very powerful
  • Both cars are very sporty
  • Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
Practicality - vs 10.0
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  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
  • Limited number of cupholders
  • Few seats
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both cars have extraordinary top speeds for this class of vehicle
  • Both posted blazingly fast 1/4 mile times
  • The 911 Turbo has lightning fast acceleration, and the Corvette isn't bad, either
Overall 9.6 vs 9.1

Entertainment System

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet
Corvette
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Number of speakers 13 vs 7 The 911 Turbo has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the Corvette is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the 911 Turbo 's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input No vs Yes The Corvette can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The 911 Turbo has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the 911 Turbo ; no amount of money can buy it on the Corvette

Cost

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet
Corvette
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MSRP $133,750 vs $49,995 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 16 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The 911 Turbo 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Corvette 's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The 911 Turbo 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Corvette 's is very short

Luxury Features

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet
Corvette
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the 911 Turbo 's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Safety Features

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet
Corvette
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 3 Limited number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system None vs OnStar

Crash Test Ratings

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet
Corvette
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet
Corvette
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Horsepower 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 430 HP @ 5,900 RPM Very powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None The 911 Turbo 's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 6.9 lb/hp vs 7.5 lb/hp Both cars are very sporty
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The 911 Turbo has a good drivetrain for driving off-road or in poor weather
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.8 ft vs Unknown

Practicality

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911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet
Corvette
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Passengers 4 vs 2 Few seats
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Highway driving range 425 miles vs 468 miles The Corvette has OK highway range, but the 911 Turbo is very limited
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Cargo space 3.7 ft3 vs 22.4 ft3 The Corvette has OK cargo room, while the 911 Turbo has very little
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front seats Unknown vs 51.9 ft3
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The 911 Turbo 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Corvette
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power outlets Not Available vs Standard The Corvette 's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the 911 Turbo
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roof rails Optional vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? Get the roof rails upgrade on the 911 Turbo
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
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Cupholders 2 vs 2 Limited number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet
Corvette
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0-60 mph 3.0 seconds vs 5.0 seconds The 911 Turbo has lightning fast acceleration, and the Corvette isn't bad, either
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Braking distance at 60mph 101 ft vs 126 ft The 911 Turbo has extraordinary brakes, but the Corvette is just OK
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1/4 mile 11.2 s @ 125 mph vs 13.4 s @ 111 mph Both posted blazingly fast 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 1.01 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 194 mph vs 205 mph Both cars have extraordinary top speeds for this class of vehicle

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