2010 Porsche
911 Turbo
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
Corvette Z06

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

9.8

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 Z06

9.2

starting from

$75,325

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Has auxiliary audio input
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Quite expensive
$75,325
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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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  • 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 Z06
  • The 911 Turbo 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the 911 Turbo 's satellite radio
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Winner: 911 Turbo
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the 911 Turbo 's standard sun roof
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Winner: Corvette Z06
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  • The best price we've seen is $58,425 cheaper (more than 40% less), $75,325 vs $133,750
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
Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.6
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Winner: 911 Turbo
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  • The 911 Turbo needs around 20% less space to stop from 60mph, 101 ft vs 121 ft
  • Around 10% faster in the 1/4 mile, 11.2 s @ 125 mph vs 12.3 s @ 122 mph
  • The 911 Turbo hits 60mph more than 30% faster, 3.0 seconds vs 4.3 seconds
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 911 Turbo 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Corvette Z06
  • Very limited highway range
  • Limited number of cupholders
Overall 9.8 vs 9.2

Entertainment System

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911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
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Number of speakers 13 vs 7 The 911 Turbo has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the Corvette Z06 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 Z06 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 Z06

Luxury Features

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911 Turbo
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Corvette Z06
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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

Cost

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911 Turbo
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
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MSRP $133,750 vs $75,325 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 15 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 Z06'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 Z06's is very short

Safety Features

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911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
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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

Road Tests

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911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
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0-60 mph 3.0 seconds vs 4.3 seconds Both cars have lightning fast acceleration
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Braking distance at 60mph 101 ft vs 121 ft The 911 Turbo has extraordinary brakes, and the Corvette Z06 is pretty good, too
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1/4 mile 11.2 s @ 125 mph vs 12.3 s @ 122 mph Both posted blazingly fast 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 1.01 g vs 1.07 g Both cars have phenomenal cornering abilities
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Top speed 194 mph vs 190 mph Both cars have extraordinary top speeds for this class of vehicle

Crash Test Ratings

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911 Turbo
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
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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 Z06 Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
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Horsepower 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 505 HP @ 6,300 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 6.3 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 Z06 Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
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Passengers 4 vs 2 Few seats
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Highway driving range 425 miles vs 432 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 3.7 ft3 vs 22.4 ft3 The Corvette Z06 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 Z06
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power outlets Not Available vs Standard The Corvette Z06'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 911 Turbo 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Corvette Z06
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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

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