Lets just start out by saying; I am not necessarily a fan of domestic vehicles – but after watching this video, I am kind of falling for the ZR1.
Carlos Lago and Alistair Weaver of Edmunds.com put the ZR1 and GT3 up against each other – which are similarly optioned when it comes to price point and suggested performance capabilities.
In many ways, it’s a classic battle – American bang-for-buck versus European culture and sophistication. -Alistair Weaver
The Chevy is a 2019 and houses a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 under the hood, pushing 755 horsepower and 715 ft. lbs. of torque. They threw on an optional track package that gets it a rear wing, resembling that of the GT3.
Coming in slightly lighter than its competitor, but with less power, is the 2018 Porsche GT3 with a 4.0-liter flat six, 500 horsepower, and 339 ft. lbs. of torque. It came with the 7-speed DCT (that we love), but the guys from Edmunds had to pay an extra fee for the carbon ceramic brakes that come standard on the ZL1.
Carlos, Edmunds Feature Content Manager explains, “One of the Corvette’s primary strengths has always been value. Not only does [it] cost less than the GT3 – it has more. More tire, more power, more torque, even a bigger rear wing. There’s actually one more gear in its automatic transmission.”
Check out the video below to see the two cars get put through a series of tests – at the Streets of Willow road course, the quarter mile, zero-to-sixty braking, and more.