2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray Z51 VS 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4
Again, Chevrolet and Porsche battle on and off the track but this time it’s the Corvette vs Cayman sports-car rivalry. Chevrolet’s decision to evolve the iconic Corvette into a mid-engine design makes the 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51 faster in a straight line and around a track. On the other hand, the German automaker designed the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 as a high-performance track-ready variant that makes a lot of sense in well-balanced GTS trim. The question then is how does the 2020 Corvette stack head-to-head for mid-engine supremacy with the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4? Want one of these? You can strike a lease bargain at Ice Auto Group.
2020 CHEVY CORVETTE STINGRAY Z51 VS 2020 PORSCHE 718 CAYMAN GT4 – WHICH ONE SHOULD YOU GO FOR AND WHY?
See how the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette stacks up against the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 in this mid-engine rivalry.
Performance With the engine now placed behind the cabin, the Corvette Stingray Z51 makes big promises in terms of performance. It boasts 495 HP 470 pound-feet of torque which is far more than Porsche’s 414 HP and 309 pound-feet of torque. As you’d expect, when tested around Grattan Raceway in Michigan and a straight line, the Corvette was the quickest. The Corvette impressively laps 0-to-60 mph time in 3.0 seconds compared to Porsche’s 3.9 seconds; 0-to-100 mph in 7.5 seconds compared to Porsche’s 8.8 seconds; and 11.3 seconds at 122 mph for a quarter-mile compared to Porsche’s 12.1 seconds at 118 mph. When it comes to performance metrics, Corvette offers raw performance even if it lacks a typical V-8 roar; however, Porsches’ GT4 ranks among the best handling cars with its naturally aspirated engine that makes you feel connected to the pure mechanics of the car.
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Interior Both mid-engine sports cars are ideal for those who want to push to the limit in style. Looking at the interior, the new Corvette houses its engine behind the passenger compartment - something we are not used to. This new configuration enables the car to be more driver-oriented. The 2020 Chevy Corvette comes in six different interior themes: Adrenaline Red, Sky Cool Gray, Jet Black, Natural/Natural Dipped, Morello Red, and Two-Tone Blue. Premium materials like microsuede, leather, roof panel with exposed carbon fiber, an Alcantara headliner, and carbon fiber interior trim add gloss to the already appealing interior. Compared with the seating position in the GT4, Corvette allows more space for you to sit farther forward, making you more comfortable.
The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 checks all the accouterment needed to make you feel alive within a moving space. Once settled in it, you might never want to take a leave. Like the Corvette, the seats are made with high-quality materials like sieved microfiber inserts to help reduce arm interference during quick shifts. You can drive in them anytime, anywhere without getting tired. Air conditioning, cruise control, an audio system, and a 4.6-inch screen for Porsche's PCM infotainment system are essentials needed for a daily driver. It comes with several color options from the most appealing White and Racing Yellow to the metallic finishes (Carrara White Metallic, GT Silver Metallic, and Gentian Blue Metallic), and other special colors including, Miami Blue, Chalk, Python Green, Black, and Guards Red. The comfortingly round steering wheel, which has no buttons, is wrapped in Alcantara, providing the driver with terabytes of information while linking turns with surgical precision.
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Comfort and Cargo Choosing between both mid-engine cars, you may appreciate the Corvette for extra spacing. Here’s what it looks like in there:
Corvette Stingray Z51 Wheelbase: 107.2 in Length: 182.3 in Width: 76.1 in Height: 48.6 in Passenger volume: 51 ft3 Cargo volume: 13 ft3 Curb weight: 3638 lb Porsche Cayman GT4 Wheelbase: 97.8 in Length: 175.5 in Width: 70.9 in Height: 50.0 in Passenger volume: 49 ft3 Cargo volume: 15 ft3 Curb weight: 3211 lb
In terms of storage, the Corvette has a decent amount of cargo space enough to fit the removable roof panel while the GT4’s cargo area contains ample space large enough to carry items from the supermarket.
For driving enthusiasts hoping for more drama, more character, and more personality, you will enjoy the 2020 Corvette’s standard eight-inch diagonal high-definition touchscreen featuring a variety of connected navigation systems and smartphone-Esque controls. The 2020 Corvette infotainment system comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth pairing via NFC (Near Field Communication) which supports both wired (USB) and wireless connections. Wireless phone charging and a 10-speaker setup from Bose comes standard, enabling you to customize your experience while driving.
Cayman GT4 comes with a 7-inch digital screen to the right and a standard 10-speaker stereo that can be replaced with either a 14-speaker Bose setup or a 21-speaker Burmester 3D High-End system for a better experience. The Cayman GT4 2020 does not offer sophisticated infotainment like its rival for instance; there is still no Android Auto. However, most Porsche users cares less as they are comfortable connecting their devices with an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and in-dash navigation.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Both sporty cars come with a wide array of Driver Assistance technology like a head-up display, rearview camera mirror, cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring that guarantee a more confident ride. After testing, both sports cars came up with decent scores from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety [IIHS]. Other safety features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam headlights, standard forward-collision warning, and rear automatic braking.
Starting Price for the 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray Z51 is $66,890.
With Ice Auto Group, you have the opportunity to buy the Chevy Corvette Stingray Z51 at less than its fair market value at the end of the lease.
Starting price for the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is $100,550.
Can’t afford the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4? At Ice Auto Group, this car is available for a lease bargain.
The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has a manual transmission and is naturally aspirated – no wonder it delivers the dazzling performance, precision, and poise we've always hoped to see in a mid-engine sports car. Many users would have preferred a Corvette with a manual transmission; however, the automatic – eight-speed dual-clutch can still deliver maximum power. While the Corvette boasts an additional cargo space and speed, Cayman GT4 makes up with sublime handling and fuel economy. In the end, both cars are worth every penny.
Why you should buy or lease the Chevy Corvette Stingray Z51?
Yes, because it possesses the kind of firepower needed for incredible all-round performance. Overall, the cabin is glorious for driving enthusiasts who want to see modern tech.
Why you should buy or lease the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4?
Yes, because the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is fuel economy. Overall, the manual gearbox is a huge advantage over its rival – when it comes to changing gears, the seven-speed PDK eliminates any room for error.
Which car would you rather add to your garage? The choice is yours. Both the Chevy Corvette Stingray Z51 and 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 are available for lease bargain on Ice Auto Group.