[VIDEO] Edmunds Reviews the 2019 Corvette ZR1 vs Porsche 911 GT3


[VIDEO] Edmunds Reviews 2019 Corvette ZR1 vs Porsche 911 GT3

Here’s a new review of the 2019 Corvette ZR1 vs the Porsche 911 GT3 by Carlos Lago and Alistair Weaver from Edmunds.com. The review focuses more on the experience of driving these two cars instead of lap times so it’s a nice way to see how each sports car performs in its own way.

These two sports cars are very similar to each other in both performance and pricing. As tested, the Corvette ZR1 is priced at $131,300 while the Porsche 911 GT3’s as-testing price is $160,900

The ZR1’s LT5 supercharged 6.2L V8 offers 755-hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. The Porsche 911 GT3 makes its power with a 4.0-liter flat-six that provides 500-hp and 339 lb-ft of torque.

[VIDEO] Edmunds Reviews 2019 Corvette ZR1 vs Porsche 911 GT3

Edmunds does their own instrumented testing, from weighing the vehicles to standard performance stats. The weigh-in shows a significant difference as the ZR1 weighs in at 3661 lbs while the Porsche comes in at 3257 lbs.

During testing, the Corvette ZR1 ran 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds, as well as 11.2 seconds at 127.2 in the quarter-mile time. The GT3 also hit 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and its quarter-mile was 11.2 seconds at 124.7 mph. The Corvette also shined in both braking and lateral acceleration tests.

Following the instrumented testing, the two reviewers hit the track in the cars for some laps. The difference in this review here is that both reviewers take each other for a ride while discussing the car. Carlos drives the ZR1 with Alistair riding shotgun (and holding on for dear life). The tables are then turned with Alistair behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 with Carlos belted in beside him.

What did you think of this review? Did you like the format how they drove each car together? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. “The Corvette also shined in both breaking and lateral acceleration tests.” I hope not! My Corvette has excelled in not-breaking over the years.

    More seriously, it is impressive that Porsche has kept the weight of this 500 hp version of the 911 at only 3200 lbs, which makes up for its lack of power and torque compared to the thundering ZR1. I think that some good points are made in the video, such as the much better residual values for the Porsche over the Corvette (though no mention of more expensive maintenance costs for the German car). The comparison is an interesting one but the cars, while on the highest performance levels for their manufacturers, seem to be quite different vehicles and I am not sure how the testers reached their unanimous decision about the better car. And it appears neither Chevy nor Porsche got the bucket seats right!

  2. The article states: “The Corvette also shined in both breaking………”

    So I guess this means parts break a lot on the Corvette. Too bad. Oh by the way, I’ve also heard the new ZR1 shines in braking!

  3. I drive a 2017 Grand Sport. I have been on several race traces including the Spring Mountain track near LA.
    It is not clear from the video if the ZR1 but it appeared that the ZR1 was driven in auto mode w/o paddle shifting verses the G3 was driven with paddle shifting. Any of the new generation Corvettes, e.g. Sting Ray, ZO6 and Grand Sport have a huge technology advantage when driven with stability control on and the auto trans is in manual mode using paddle shifting. This allows immensely better handling since you have the benefit of controlled engine braking–similar to a manual trans. A significant part of this test missing a comparison of the stability control for each vehicle. In my estimation, nothing in this price range rivals
    the Corvette. Finally, comparing the Performance Recorder of so equipped Corvettes to using a cell phone app as being comparable is an insult to the Corvette owners like myself!

  4. ….uhm as alreadt said above by Sprocketboy…..keep the cars for 10 years and aboud 65000 miles and than compaire the cost and resale value….but than ultimatly it dos not mattezr annymore because more and more cars wil be electrtick….and everybody wands to have a rellick of the past…..ok ok 20 years from now….wel i will keep my vette’s an stang and jag….and if i am lucky enough to live ….i wil point my midle finger up everytime y pas a elecktric moving thing… and enjoy myself….

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