2020 Porsche 911 Chases 2020 Corvette in Nurburgring Testing Assault

With the final months of the 2018 Nurburgring testing season now bringing fierce prototype action to the track, the time has come to see the 992 Porsche 911 and the C8 Chevrolet Corvette being forced to share the circuit.
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2020 Porsche 911 Chases 2020 Corvette on Nurburgring2020 Porsche 911 Chases 2020 Corvette on Nurburgring2020 Porsche 911 Chases 2020 Corvette on Nurburgring
While the piece of footage at the bottom of the page is focused on the mid-engined Corvette, it does include other juicy Ring stuff, such as the moment we mentioned in the title.

Now that the 'Vette has gotten closer to the Neunelfer in terms of its layout (what? this is true), there's still a world of a difference between the two. And this is also amplified by the prototypes' stages of development.

While the 2020 Porsche 911 is about to make its debut, the 2020 Corvette is at least a year away from its introduction. And this is why the German is naked, while the American is heavily camouflaged

Engine-wise, the Carrera (S) model we see here will be animated by an evolution of the current model's turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six.

As for the entry-level C8, this is expected to pack a naturally aspirated V8, probably an evolution of the 6.2-liter unit currently found on the Corvette Stingray and the Camaro SS. Then again, the rumor mill also talks about a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 making its way into the next-gen Chevy halo car.

Of course, this Ring chase also makes for an aural comparison between the two, one that doesn't help the Neunelfer - the layout of their engines alone dictates the winner of the decibel fight.

Right now, the spiciest incarnation of the C7 Corvette, namely the ZR1, comes with an MSRP of $119,995, which is similar to the starting price of a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. However, maxing out the two in terms of optional extras will lead to the German leaping ahead of the 'Vette.

At this point, the expected financial leap brought by the Corvette generation change is difficult to estimate, but the C8 and the 992 will be close to each other, even though you'll probably have to turn to the GT3 incarnation of the Neunelfer for the comparison to be more accurate. Speaking of which, here's a 992 GT3 prototype doing its testing thing.

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