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Edmunds' Alistair Weaver and Carlos Lago test and compare the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3. For similar money, these two super sports cars deliver massive driving thrills and motorsports technology for the street. The ZR1 is the highest-performing Corvette available, with 755 horsepower and a wild optional track package that gives it huge sticky tires and an enormous wing. The GT3 may not have the power bragging rights, but it represents a purity of focus. It's built alongside real race cars, and its 4.0-liter engine revs to a beautiful 9,000 rpm. Which one is the most fun on the road and at the racetrack? Watch to find out! Q: What kind of engine and transmission do the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 have? A: The Corvette has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 (755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque) and an optional eight-speed automatic. The 911 GT3 uses a 4.0-liter flat-six (500 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque) and an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Q: How much do the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 cost? A: The Corvette ZR1 starts at $122,095, while the 911 GT3 begins at $145,650 (both figures include destination and gas-guzzler tax). Both vehicles in this video had a few options. Highlights for the Chevy included bucket-style seats ($1,995) and a performance package ($2,995) that included track-optimized tires, suspension and aerodynamic parts. The ZR1's as-tested price totaled $131,300. Significant options for the Porsche included carbon-ceramic brakes ($9,210) and bucket-style seats ($5,200) for an as-tested price of $160,900. Q: How fast are the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3? A: Despite the massive difference in power, these two cars accelerate similarly. During testing, the ZR1 reached 60 mph in 3.6 seconds (3.3 seconds with a 1-foot rollout, as on a drag strip) and clocked a quarter-mile time of 11.2 seconds at 127.2 mph. The GT3 passed 60 mph in 3.3 seconds (3.1 seconds with a 1-foot rollout) and reached the quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds at 124.7 mph. Read our review of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 here: https://www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/corvette/2019/zr1-w1zr/ Read our review of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 here: https://www.edmunds.com/porsche/911/2018/gt3/ Edmunds – we help you find your perfect car with unbiased and useful reviews, advice, pricing and tools. Visit us at https://www.edmunds.com/.
Over the last few years, people have been going mad for Porsche's GT cars. Prices of GT3 and GT4s rose sharply, and people are paying massive overs to secure the latest and greatest product from Weissach. With many people buying these as a way of having a "free car", is that really true - or are the facts a little less enticing? You can now help us in many ways: Support us on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/JayEmmOnCars We have also partnered with UK insurance broker ADRIAN FLUX. With special policies for classic, performance and modified vehicles they have a great range of products and are a great choice if you're searching around for a renewal. If you call them on our special number, or mention JayEmm On Cars when calling up we get a small payment which helps the channel keep on ticking! Just call them on 0800 085 6452 (UK Only) ...and if you've spotted a shirt in my video you like, there's a good chance it came from CLAUDIO LUGLI. Check out their site - www.claudioluglishirts.com and enter JAYEMM15 at the checkout for a discount on us! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Follow us on Social Media: http://www.instagram.com/JayEmmonCars/ http://www.facebook.com/JayEmmonCars/ http://www.twitter.com/JayEmmonCars And if you LOVE driving, and are based in Europe, I am now running an events and track day company called Magnitude - sign up for their newsletter here! https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/d0p8x6
The new 911 GT3 RS comes from a great heritage: The direct predecessor of this high-performance sports car was Porsche's most successful RS vehicle to date. And now we welcome the seventh generation of the 911, which is raising the bar once again. This is the aim with which the Porsche motorsport department in Weissach has developed the new 911 GT3 RS, giving the vehicle their full focus down to the very last detail. At the heart of the new high-performance sports car is a 383-kW (520-hp) naturally aspirated engine, the most powerful ever to drive a series-production 911. The Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) shifts even faster, and the chassis tuning is even more uncompromising. The aerodynamics and control systems have been improved, and the tyres have been further developed. The design of the 911 GT3 RS is based around a single purpose – generating maximum performance. Consistent lightweight construction and maximum downforce help to achieve this goal. Aerodynamic design determines the appearance of the wide body, which originates with the 911 Turbo. The dominant rear wing, like the front and rear lid and the widened front wings with high-mounted ventilation slits, is made from carbon. The natural habitat of the 911 GT3 RS is the race track. The close connection to motorsport, and thus to the 911 GT3 Cup, affects all the driving dynamics features of this new high-performance sports car. For example, the downforce values of the 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3 Cup are significantly higher than those of the 911 GT3. The total downforce of the RS model is 144 kilograms at 200 km/h. As such, the RS model generates twice as much downforce as the 911 GT3 (69 kilograms at 200 km/h). The result is a significantly higher aerodynamic grip, which is crucial for use on the track. Conversely, the resulting higher drag coefficient means that the 911 GT3 road specialist can reach a higher top speed. When it comes to engine power, the new 911 GT3 RS trumps both the 911 GT3 and its racing counterpart the 911 GT3 Cup by 15 kW (20 hp). Get More Great Car Videos - Subscribe: https://goo.gl/BSIaFc
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2018 set another benchmark for road-approved sports cars at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in Germany: Porsche works race driver Kévin Estre set a lap time in 6:56.4 minutes with the 520-hp GT3 RS. The Frenchman’s lap time was 24 seconds faster than the best time achieved with the previous GT3 RS model. Porsche development driver Lars Kern was sharing driving duties with Estre. Following the 918 Spyder and the 911 GT2 RS, the new GT3 RS is the third production Porsche sports car with a notarised lap time of less than seven minutes on the world’s most demanding race track, known as the ‘Green Hell’. As is customary for record drives, the time was measured around the 20.6-kilometre lap. If you love cars you should subscribe now to YouCar the world famous automotive channel: https://goo.gl/5i54Vg ► Don’t miss the next videos: Press the little bell (🔔) to get notifications
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We take our turn in the naturally aspirated Porsche 911 GT3 RS at the Nurburgring. Spoiler alert...it's basically a race car.
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