Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2006 Chevrolet CORVETTE VS 2006 Porsche 911 Near Phoenix, AZ

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2006 Chevrolet CORVETTE

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2006 Porsche 911

Safety Comparison

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Using vehicle speed sensors, smart airbags in the Corvette deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The 911’s airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The Chevrolet Corvette has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The 911 doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

The Corvette offers optional OnStar®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The 911 doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies.

Both the Corvette and the 911 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four wheel antilock brakes, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available front and rear side-impact airbags and head airbags.

Warranty Comparison

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There are almost 22 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Porsche dealers, which makes it much easier to get service under the Corvette’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

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The Corvette’s standard 6.0 LS2 V8 produces 75 more horsepower (400 vs. 325) and 126 lbs.-ft. more torque (400 vs. 274) than the 911’s standard 3.6 DOHC 6 cyl. The Corvette’s 6.0 LS2 V8 produces 45 more horsepower (400 vs. 355) and 105 lbs.-ft. more torque (400 vs. 295) than the 911 S’ standard 3.8 DOHC 6 cyl. The Corvette Z06 Coupe’s standard 7.0 LS2 V8 produces 150 more horsepower (505 vs. 355) and 175 lbs.-ft. more torque (470 vs. 295) than the 911 S’ standard 3.8 DOHC 6 cyl.

As tested in Car and Driver the Chevrolet Corvette 6.0 LS2 V8 is faster than the Porsche 911 3.6 DOHC 6 cyl. (manual transmissions tested):

Corvette

911

Zero to 60 MPH

4.1 sec

4.3 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

9.6 sec

10.5 sec

Quarter Mile

12.6 sec

12.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

114 MPH

109 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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On the EPA test cycle the Corvette with its standard engine 6-spd Manual gets better highway fuel mileage than the 911 RWD with its standard engine 6-spd Manual (18 city/28 hwy vs. 18 city/26 hwy).

The Corvette has 1.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the 911 (18 vs. 16.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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For better stopping power the Corvette’s brake rotors are larger than those on the 911:

Corvette

Corvette Z06 Coupe

911

911

Front Rotors

12.8 inches

14 inches

12.53 inches

13.78 inches

Rear Rotors

12 inches

13.4 inches

11.78 inches

13.78 inches

The Corvette stops shorter than the 911:

Corvette

911

60 to 0 MPH

104 feet

106 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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For better traction, the Corvette has larger standard tires than the 911 (F:245/40R18 & R:285/35R19 vs. F:235/40R18 & R:265/40R18). The Corvette Z06 Coupe’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the 911 (F:275/35R18 & R:325/30R19 vs. F:235/30R19 & R:295/40R19).

The Corvette’s standard 285/35R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio), which provides a stiffer sidewall than the 911’s 40 series tires. The Corvette Z06 Coupe’s 325/30R19 rear tires have a lower 30 series profile than the 911 S’ 40 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Corvette has standard 19-inch rear wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the 911.

The Corvette has a standard tire pressure monitoring system, which will alert the driver to a drop in tire pressure before damage to the tire or an accident might occur. The 911 doesn’t offer a low tire pressure warning system.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the Corvette can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The 911 doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Corvette’s wheelbase is 1 foot, 1.2 inches longer than on the 911 (105.7 vs. 92.5 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Corvette is 4.3 inches wider in the front and 1.2 inches wider in the rear than the track on the 911.

The Corvette’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (51% to 49%) than the 911’s (38.4% to 61.6%). This gives the Corvette more stable handling and braking.

The Corvette Z06 Coupe handles at 1.05 G’s, while the 911 S pulls only .97 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The Corvette Coupe has a much larger trunk than the 911 (22.4 vs. 4.8 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

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The Corvette’s optional easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The 911 doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Corvette offers an optional heads-up display which projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts onto the windshield, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The 911 doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

To improve comfort and visibility, the Corvette has standard pull-out visor extensions that block glare better. The 911 doesn’t offer any similar feature.

The Corvette’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The 911 doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

Economic Advantages Comparison

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Insurance will cost less for the Corvette owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Corvette will cost $333 less than the 911 over a five year period.

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