People buy supercars because they can. It’s a symbol of affluence, and there is pride in owning a well- designed sportscar. Let’s look at the 2016 Porsche Boxster and the Chevy Corvette Stingray. The 2016 Porsche Boxster is the fastest and most powerful Boxster that Porsche has ever built. It is an exciting high-performance sports car with a stripped-out yet stylish interior, aero-optimizing body add- ons, a retuned suspension, and a modernistic fabric roof. It's a Boxster made nearly as hardcore as possible but with the fat trimmed and the driving experience fully optimized. The Corvette, also a high- performance sports car bolsters a high-tech interior, faster acceleration solid handling and provocative, purposeful design. The luxurious interior offers a comfortable cruise. The higher engine options in its bonnet make it a lovely grand touring car. The Corvette is available as a coupe and a convertible.
Both cars portray a very impressive engine performance. The Porsche Boxster, with its 375-horsepower 3.8L flat six-cylinder cranking at full tilt, routed through the six-speed manual transmission, will go like Teutonic lightning from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds and onto 180 mph. On the other hand, the Corvette runs on the standard 6.2 L v8 engine with an eight-speed transmission that develops a 455- horsepower and 460 pound-feet torque. Thus, it goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
The Corvette makes more power than the Boxster, but it does not mean that the Boxster is going to lag far behind the Corvette in sheer performance. The Boxster GTS is only a tenth of a second off the Corvette’s time. The Boxster is a rear-drive sports car with an engine mounted in the middle while the Corvette is a front engine rear-wheel drive sports car meaning that the Boxster has the advantage of better weight distribution and weighs hundreds of pounds less than the Corvette.
When it comes to fuel economy, the Boxster also beats out the Corvette. It is rated at up to 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway based on EPA estimates, while the Corvette is only good for up to 17 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. Even the most powerful Boxster, the same one that will do the 4.2 second 0 to 62 mph sprint, still easily beats the Corvette when it comes to fuel economy with up to 22 mpg city and up to 31 mpg highway based on EPA estimates. While the Corvette might beat out the Boxster on the drag strip, the Boxster should handle better on long drives and provide superior agility in the turns.
Both cars are world-class sporting options for enthusiasts and come at a good price. The retail price of a Boxster as suggested by the manufacturer is $52,180 while that of a Corvette goes for $59,400. That's another point for the Boxster’s nimble, sporty design over the more aggressive Corvette.
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* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.