Well clearly the guys over at Motor Trend know it, well they surely admit the fact that the comparison between the Chevy Camaro z28 and Porsche 911 GT3 is at the most an unfair one. And we couldn’t agree more. The video they made is almost certainly very fun to watch.
The mighty Chevy Camaro z28 has a 7.0-liter V8 with 505 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque shifted through a six-speed manual while the Porsche 911 GT3 is somewhat weaker on statistics with a 3.8-liter flat-six running 475 hp and 324 lb-ft shifted through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Maybe the numbers are just a tiny fraction of the differences between these two beauties. The big gap between these two is the money and sheer mass. The Camaro weighs 3,882 pounds and costs around $76,150, while the Porsche weighs 3,267 pounds and costs staggering $145,785.
What’s important about these two vehicles is their hardcore performance. What we will see from Motor Trend’s video is their battle on the street as well as drag strip and of course on the parking lot for figure eights and a skid pad test. There is also an interesting debate that sparks a lot of intrigues when comparing and challenging these two cars in the video.
The Chevy Camaro z28 is dubbed the fastest street-legal Camaro ever built at the factory. It is exclusively offered as a coupe. The car got its name after an iconic race-bound version of the first-gen Camaro that packed 290 horsepower. You may say that 290 horsepower is nothing when talking about today’s monster cars but this is an impressive number if we consider that it first showed up in the late 1960s.
And boy technology has evolved quite a bit since then. Today the Chevy Camaro z28 packs powerful 500 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque thanks to a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine lifted straight from the Corvette. It is not the most powerful unit in the Chevrolet lot, but it is ideal for track use because it is one of the lightest high-output mills.
On the other hand there is not much to talk about the Porsche 911 GT3. It’s a class of it’s own for sure. It boosts 475 horsepower, a stratospheric 9,000-rpm redline and the ability to conquer Germany’s famed Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in under 7 minutes 30 seconds.