Road Tests Real world tests of Panamera GTS vs Corvette

0-60mph

Top speed

Corvette Z06
198 mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche Panamera GTS

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Porsche Panamera GTS GTS

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More expensive sticker price $110k vs $74k Around 50% more expensive harder to own
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

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A lot faster to 60mph 3.6 s vs 5.77 s Around 40% faster to 60mph
A lot faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 13.99 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 198 mph vs 178 mph 20 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Significantly lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 4,233 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Much bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 4,806 cc More than 45% bigger engine
More torque 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 384 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 430 HP @ 6,700 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 6.26 lb/hp vs 9.84 lb/hp More than 35% better power-to-weight ratio
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,700 RPM Around 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Panamera GTS  vs
Corvette 
Brand Porsche Chevrolet
Price 109,900 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2011
City mileage 16 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 24 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6
Gear ratios
1: 5.97:1
2: 3.31:1
3: 2.01:1
4: 1.37:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.81:1
7: 0.59:1
Axle ratio 3.15:1 3.42:1

engine

Displacement 4,806 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.27 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

Panamera GTS  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 178 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 13.99 s 12 s
0-60mph 5.77 s 3.6 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.84 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 430 HP @ 6,700 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 384 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 6,700 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15.39 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear brakes 13.82 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Front wheels 255/45 19 285/30 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,233 lb 3,130 lb
Width 76 in 76 in
Height 55.8 in 49.1 in
Length 195.6 in 174.6 in
Front track width 65.2 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 114.9 in 105.7 in
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