According to the crew at Motor Trend, we should think of the video below "as an addendum to Best Driver's Car," a test the magazine put together that elevated the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S above all others in the category of driving joy. It seems the brand-new 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray wasn't able to take part in the magazine's official test, and neither was the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.

And so Motor Trend did the only logical thing: It procured both the 'Vette and Prancing Horse as soon as it could, and put them both on track with the Driver's Car-winning 911. Of course, these cars don't actually compete against each other – the Ferrari offers up 731 horsepower and wears an asking price of $434,144 as tested, which means you could buy four loaded Corvettes for the price of one F12, and still have money left for a garage to store them in – but that's not the point of this particular test.

The point of this test isn't to listen to the beautiful sounds coming from the Porsche's flat-six-cylinder, the Corvette's pushrod V8 or the Ferrari's luscious V12, either, but the video below is worth watching for those three reasons alone. You know what to do.


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      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      That Vette has to have the entire super car industry scared sh1tless.
      Ryan
      • 1 Year Ago
      I understand that this is a subjective evaluation based on drivers feel, but how can you simply disregard such a major discrepency in price between the Porsche and Vette. I am not including the Ferrari because it is so far out there. But with the Porsche at $151k and the Vette at $68k I could get the Vette and a BMW M3 (M5?). That is not insignificant. The way Porsche's prices are trending, the ZR1 is likely to be cheaper than this 911S.
        Bandit5317
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ryan
        And if the 700+ hp rumors are true, then the only thing Porsche may have that could even get close is the GT2 RS.
          Bandit5317
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bandit5317
          I would like to amend that statement with the clause that the 918 Spyder will probably be faster, but it will also cost 10 times more.
      HUMANMPC2000
      • 1 Year Ago
      All I can hear is the C7 saying is, "wait until my big brothers show up".
      TopGun
      • 1 Year Ago
      Complete joke. So when the ZR1 comes out, MT admitted that would be a GT3 competitor and should not be compared against a 911 C4S. Huh? Why not compare the Stingray with the 2WD MT 911 then Scott - crickets...
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TopGun
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      PTC DAWG
      • 1 Year Ago
      The new Vette rocks
      PiCASSO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well done, GM... a base Corvette that keeps up with a Ferrari.
      Sir Duke
      • 1 Year Ago
      So, this is the entry level C7, Just wait for the Z0?. Don't see the F12 being quicker than that. It would be fascinating to see the Stingray go up against the 2WD 911.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Sir Duke
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          johnb
          • 1 Year Ago
          the ferrari weighs almost a 1000lbs more though. big problem.
          Greyhairedpete
          • 1 Year Ago
          How do you know this?
          domingorobusto
          • 1 Year Ago
          Apparently you missed the part about the base Corvette only being behind by two tenths of a second? Even if the ONLY thing they did to the Z0 was give it more power, it would still mop the floor with the F12 in lap time. Considering that the Z0 is certain to get better brakes and suspension in addition to a bunch more power, it's basically certain that it will be quicker around the track than the F12. I expect by quite a lot.
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      BTW, is it me or does Motor Trend not know how to do math? $434.1K Ferrari / $51.9K Stingray = 8.4x as expensive. That means you could buy yourself a different color Corvette for every day of the week, and still have plenty of money left over for a really nice seven car garage.
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't care if it came in less place. Cost no object, I still want the F12. Just look at it and listen to it.
      John Glanton
      • 1 Year Ago
      911: Base Price $106K, Price As Test $151K. Schweinhundts.
      Black Dyanmite
      • 1 Year Ago
      Vette: Priced the best Ferrari: The best engine, looks the best Porsche: Is the best BD
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Black Dyanmite
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      Duck
      • 1 Year Ago
      Everyone has been saying that Porsche must be investing major advertising income with MT or giving them the VIP treatment at every opportunity, considering they seem to blow smoke up Porsche's dress at every opportunity. I didn't give too much thought to that until now. This is a SPORTS CAR comparison, and they give the car that is slowest in virtually every performance category the win? FAIL.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Duck
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          thequebecerinfrance
          • 1 Year Ago
          Funny thing is most fanboys will always look at what they want to see. When every journalist in the world says that the Porsche has the best chassis in the world, it does not matter because the vette has better numbers. I don't care about numbers, I want a car that feels great, Big difference that fanboys never want to hear, hurts too much. And it's too bad because the Vette is a good car, just as smidge under the Porsche. Which is a great accomplishment when you look at how much cheaper it is. The Ferrari does not belong there, it's a freaking fast GT, not a pure sports car.
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