Porsche 911 Carrera 4S still feels nothing like a Chevrolet Corvette

443 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque is enough to propel the Carrera 4S to 60 mph from rest in 3.2 seconds and carry on to 190 mph, assuming you have launch control. Yes, yes, that’s a few tenths off the Corvette, I know. Again, this is in no way a knock against the Corvette. That said, you can still order a 911 with a manual transmission (though ours had PDK), not the case for the dual-clutch transmission equipped Corvette.
The point is not to compare the 911 and the Corvette, at least not in the traditional sense. The point is to remind everyone that these are still two very different cars with distinct personalities and price tags. Our Carrera 4S, for example, starts at $121,950 and includes enough options to for an out-the-door price of $140,830, nudging against double the price of the Corvette.
But that’s the entire point. Performance for the price is one metric. Showing the world you’re willing to spend for what’s arguably the most complete sports car on the planet is another.