2010 Porsche 911 vs. Its Competition

2010 Porsche 911 Carrera 2-door Cabriolet 4S Side Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 Porsche 911's terrific performance and looks are nearly unmatched.

The most powerful Chevrolet Corvette ever, the 638-horsepower ZR1, comes close, but depends on displacement to get there, giving it a heavier, more hair-raising feel.

The Jaguar XKR nearly hits the 911's target with a tremendously sexy profile, a much more lavish interior, and this year, a throaty 510-hp V-8 to help make its case.

Within the VW Group alone, the 911 has the Audi R8 in its rearview mirror; the V-10-powered sports car grips with all-wheel-drive tenacity, looks like nothing else, and drops its lid this year in a new Spyder body style.

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Quick Specs
9.0
The 2010 Porsche 911 is an icon-as much for its teardrop shape, as for its startling performance.
9.2
The 2010 Audi R8 brings the expected Germanic, technical appeal to the supercar arena-but it's the imported Italian V-10 that reveals some true lust in its heart.
8.8
Stupendously fast yet amazingly practical, the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is the supercar you can live with.
9.4
Brilliant from the drawing table down to the tarmac, the 2010 Jaguar XK and XKR have ripened into full sports car adulthood.
MSRP From   
$77,800$114,200$48,930$82,150
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas Flat 6-cylGas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
Mini-CompactCompactTwo SeaterMini-Compact
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L2-Door Coupe w/2LT2-Door Coupe
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4224
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2-Door Coupe
Transmission   
Manual w/ODManualManualAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2010 Porsche 911 vs. 2010 Audi R82010 Porsche 911 vs. 2010 Chevrolet Corvette2010 Porsche 911 vs. 2010 Jaguar XK