4 Inches Longer & 3 Inches Wider – That’s What She….
No, no, no – that’s the difference in size between the new 911 and the 2020 Corvette! The Vette has gone all super-car-like with a mid-engine mounted V8 of 6.2L. The Corvette is 209 pounds heavier than the 911 and sports 61% of its weight over the rear wheels. What does this all mean?
Finally, this means new Vette drivers will experience that scary decision moment in the tight twisty section on the track. With the new feeling that most of the weight is on the rear end, do you quit the throttle and spin round or punch it and trust that it will be stickier as it accelerates? Chasing the new Vette in a 911 is going to be so much fun!
“Look where you want to go, turn but don’t lift, hope ABS does its job and lets you brake and steer at the same time—or else. Like magic, it’s turning! However, new problem, the rear end is coming around, fast. Countersteer before the engine passes the driver …”
Motortrend has an excellent article that compares the new 911 and the 2020 Corvette. Apparently, the Corvette’s notoriously cheap materials, gaping panel gaps, and persistent smell of glue have all been banished – the new car delivers everything for a great price.
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