It is not often you get to see Chris Harris get behind the wheel of a properly sorted American car and throwing it against a rear-engined German rival. And according to him, the Corvette Stingray is ‘Brilliant Fun!” and offers high value compared to the more expensive Porsche. But knowing Harris, he’d still pick the 911.
I love both cars to their cores though. Both of them have more than 40 years of heritage and each have different ways of going about a corner. The Corvette requires you to be judicious in throttle application whereas the 911 requires you to be careful in weight transition. But at the end of the day, the 911 will always feel more natural to drive due to its weight being mostly behind the rear-axle…….but its optional extras itself costs as much as the Corvette! Ahem.
Solution? Make a reasonably priced rear-engined Corvette!
If you like seeing Luxo-Sedans with more than 500hp being sideways all the time (like me.), then watch Chris Harris mutilate the rear tires of a BMW M6, Mercedes E63-S AMG and a Jaguar XFR-S. Stick till the end of the video for a 3-way drag race.
As a STi owner, I have utmost respect to the Evo’s bombproof 4G powertrain. The kind of power which can be coaxed from just 2.0 litres of displacement while not blowing up is nothing short of astonishing. Matt Farah’s drive with the maniacal 900hp Evo 7 just solidifies this statement.
Subaru’s new 2015 standard WRX looks very promising in terms of what it has to offer. It is built on a longer and stiffer structure, it has a new 2.0 Direct Injected Turbo Flat-Four engine and according to Autoblog “due to its new Active Torque Vectoring- it has a sharper Turn-in than a Subaru BRZ”…and we all know how that handles (In case you don’t, I suggest you find out and come back to understand this reference). So if the new WRX is so good, how many more improvements could we expect from the new 2015 WRX STi? Well the new 2015 Subaru WRX STi has a couple of interesting things which is a combination of new and old-school tech. Continue reading 2015 Subaru WRX STi – Purer than the standard WRX? [w/video]
We have all been waiting in anticipation (hands clasped and drooling) for the specs of the new C7 Z06, and oh my!…Just looking at it gives me the giddiness! Since there is a lot to talk about, lets start with POWER! Continue reading 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – A 625HP Track Shredder [w/video]