Motor Trend Compares 2011 Corvette ZR1 vs 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo

[VIDEO] Motor Trend Compares 2011 Corvette ZR1 vs 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo

Motor Trend Compares Corvette ZR1 with Porsche 911

Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman takes the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Corvette ZR1 out to Willow Springs Raceway and the Mojave Spaceport’s 12,000-foot runway and put both cars through a lineup of instrumented tests. The wheelman for the tests was 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and GT2 world champion Justin Bell. Both cars excelled in different parts of the test but one of the cars broke and was unable to run the standing mile. Lastly, Bell is the first race car driver I’ve seen to really play with the Corvette ZR1’s Performance Traction Management System. Can it make a professional driver better? Get his opinion and more in the video after the jump.

The full comparison is 10 pages long and you’ll find some really great quotes about Corvette throughout as well as some deserved criticism (SEATS!). You can read more as well as view an additional 0-60 mph test video at Motor Trend.

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Photo credit: Evan Klein

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  1. Fantastic that the ZR1 took the Turbo easily on the track even with AWD on the 911. Now, I would like to see a comparison with the new GT2 RS which is RWD which would be a more fair comparison. ZR1 RULES!!!

  2. Agree on the seats. I’m a big fan of Pratt & Miller’s seats. The one’s they’ve made available on the open market from their C6RS project would be fantastic examples for Chevy to source. At the volume they would need to produce price could probably remain reasonable.

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