What Is the Difference Between a Corvette Standard, Corvette Z06 and Porsche?


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As of May 2015, the differences between a Corvette Standard, a Corvette Z06 and a Porsche are most notably the price, powertrain and dimensions. Personal preference and style may lead to other differences.

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When new, the Corvette Standard, Corvette Z06 and Porsche range in price from $60,000 to $152,000. The differences in powertrains mainly exist between the Corvettes and Porsche and include engine capacity, displacement, drivetrain, horsepower, torque and fuel injection. Porsche combines a twin turbo premium unleaded H-6 3.8 liter engine, all-wheel drive capacity, 520 horsepower and 487 torque with direct gasoline injection. The Corvette Z06 and Corvette Standard combine a gas V8 6.2 liter engine and rear wheel drive with direct injection.

The Corvette Z06 differentiates itself by housing 650 horsepower and 650 torque, while the Corvette Standard has 460 horsepower and 465 torque. Concerning dimensions, the Corvette Z06 is wider and shorter than the Porsche and Corvette Standard, yet the Porsche has a smaller wheelbase. Interior, exterior and safety features are similar with the Corvette Z06 and Corvette Standard, lacking the head curtain side impact and a tire-pressure monitoring system. The Porsche does not have remote keyless start and telematics. Telematics include GPS, mobile data, tracking systems and other technology provided by the car's computer.

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