Another reframe test
Corvette vs. Porsche vs. Ferrari. When tiny little gearheads go to sleep at night, this is the kind of battle they dream about. Fortunately, the folks at MotorTrend made dreams into reality with this incredible track test.
The three cars tested here not only come from great performance dynasties, they're also among the very best go-fast machines you can buy today. Which will be named the best driver's car?
At the bottom of the price ladder we have the 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51, which practically needs no introduction at this point. With 460 horsepower, it's a bargain at $70,000 as tested.
Then you have the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. Yes, rear-wheel drive is probably more fun, but no one can deny how good modern all-wheel drive Porsches are. With 400 horsepower, it comes in at $151,000.
And then way up top we have the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, which looks and sounds astoundingly great. Its V12 is the killer here with 731 horsepower, but its price tag — $434,144 — puts it far out of the reach of ordinary human beings. MotorTrend says it packs "the very best engine currently on sale today." Can they back up such a bold claim?
The results will surprise you. I won't ruin the outcome, so sit back and enjoy tame racing driver Randy Pobst as he tosses them around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.