Still, though, both companies are coming off a year of updating their top-of-the-line thoroughbreds and getting ready for 2011 by updating them again.
Read on to find out.
Okay, the truth is, there is no comparison. Porsche offers an ideal mix of power, performance, and driving dynamics that no other carmaker can touch. The fact that the GT500 has 20 more horses (550 to 530) than the 911 Turbo S is far overshadowed by the Porsche’s 516 lb-ft of torque and a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. If all you’re doing is driving in straight lines, the GT500 might be a great choice, but even then it won’t stand a chance against the Porsche’s 0-62 mph time of 3.3 seconds.
Plus, the 911 Turbo S has been rated at 26.8 mpg combined, making it one of the most fuel efficient sports cars available.
Not to say the GT500 isn’t capable, it’s just obviously not in the same class as the 911 Turbo S. But it is still pretty sweet, especially considering how little coin it costs (comparatively, of course).
The GT500 will still be powered by a 5.4-liter supercharged and intercooled V8 linked to a six-speed manual transmission. The engine will have an aluminum block, though, cutting weight up front by about a hundred pounds. With those 550 ponies pulling less weight, expect 0-60 times in the low-4-second range and fuel economy of 15 city, 23 highway mpg.
The GT500 can also be had with a Performance Pack, which gives the car stiffer springs and massive 20-inch wheels and tires.
For the money, the new GT500 should be more exciting than ever, but any real driving enthusiast would rather come home in a 911 Turbo S.
Not that anyone would ever compare the two.