With its 2020 redesign, the Chevrolet Corvette is closer to the Porsche 911 than ever before, though it lacks the small rear seat and Porsche’s engine sits behind the rear axle instead of in front of it.
Porsche still opts for flat-6 engines instead of a V-8, but they don't lack for power.
Porsche has had more than 50 years to perfect its rear-engine layout, and Chevy is new at the mid-engine game, but both are outstanding performers.
Porsche's 718 Cayman is even closer to the Corvette’s design, with two seats and a mid-engine layout.
It's a joy to drive and offers near-911 performance.
The Audi R8 is also more directly in the Corvette's sights, with its own mid-engine layout.
That engine, however, is a V-10 and the structure makes plenty of use of carbon fiber.
The Nissan GT-R goes with the front-mid-engine approach, as well as all-wheel drive and turbo V-6 power, to deliver true track prowess.
Nissan's aging 350Z is losing touch with the far more modern Corvette.
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