2018 Porsche 911 vs. Its Competition

2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T first drive
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Porsche 911 is in an elite league that it largely created.

The Chevy Corvette is a true competitor now and can go toe to toe in nearly every respect—except in top trims.

The Jaguar F-Type has a devastating shape, and V-8 power, but lacks the fit and finish of the 911—although we don’t mind.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT cribs many of the 911’s shapes and performance, but does it with a V-8 soundtrack that cements its place as a contender.

The Nissan GT-R is a video game—a simulation of performance that’s simultaneously surreal and strangely connected.

The Audi R8 is a strangely organic experience; its performance is superb, but it’s missing turbochargers and feels like a “throwback supercar.”

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Quick Specs
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The 2018 Porsche 911 is a superlative sports car that has defied its age. It’s a classic, but performs better than nearly any newcomer to its arena.
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As much a track star as it is a comfortable daily driver, the 2018 Audi R8 is one of the most balanced and flexible supercars ever made.
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The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette delivers unmatched performance for the dollar and the features to go with it; the looks are arresting but perhaps too aggressive for some tastes.
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The 2018 Jaguar F-Type is a thrilling sports car with style to match.
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The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT performs brilliantly on any kind of pavement, making it one of our favorite modern sports cars.
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The 2018 Nissan GT-R carries the Japanese supercar torch with en fuego twin-turbo power, all-wheel drive, and snicky dual-clutch gearchanges.
MSRP From     
$91,100N/A$55,495$59,900$112,400$99,990
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6N/AGas V8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Minicompact CarsN/ATwo SeaterTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersSubcompact Cars
Style Name     
Carrera CoupeN/A2-Door Stingray Coupe w/2LTCoupe Automatic 296HPAMG GT CoupePure AWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
4N/A2224
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CoupeN/ACoupeCoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission     
Manual w/ODN/AManualAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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