Saw it last night. Not the best review. “Both cars are great yet different” ??
 
In Canada, a base 911 up against a well equipped C8, and the C8 takes it hands down. Aside from the value proposition, the C8 has so much more soul and character, and it will be quicker in every aspect around a track or in a straight line.

As soon as put the C8 up against an S or GTS, the game changes...but so does the price. A average spec'd GTS is about $180K, and while you really do get what you pay for, it's a ton of money. But they are extremely quick cars, build quality is amazing, and that PDK; yes, it is better than the C8.

While I do have a soft spot for Corvettes, I am not tied to one brand and one brand alone. Coming from Porsche ownership over several different models, I can say there are things that Porsche does extremely well. I might even go as far as to say that GTS is a better car than the C8 if all you do it compare lap times and panel gap. But there's a reason why I am in the C8 now...the car looks amazing, it's a quantum leap forward as far as overall refinement goes, and it's a pleasure to drive.

Will I keep it forever, no, this I already know. I see a Z06 in my future, and one day a McLaren 675. But are those cars I will keep forever? Probably not! Cars changes, people change, things change. The great thing is that there will never be a shortage of cars to choose from in my lifetime.
 
In Canada, a base 911 up against a well equipped C8, and the C8 takes it hands down. Aside from the value proposition, the C8 has so much more soul and character, and it will be quicker in every aspect around a track or in a straight line.

As soon as put the C8 up against an S or GTS, the game changes...but so does the price. A average spec'd GTS is about $180K, and while you really do get what you pay for, it's a ton of money. But they are extremely quick cars, build quality is amazing, and that PDK; yes, it is better than the C8.

While I do have a soft spot for Corvettes, I am not tied to one brand and one brand alone. Coming from Porsche ownership over several different models, I can say there are things that Porsche does extremely well. I might even go as far as to say that GTS is a better car than the C8 if all you do it compare lap times and panel gap. But there's a reason why I am in the C8 now...the car looks amazing, it's a quantum leap forward as far as overall refinement goes, and it's a pleasure to drive.

Will I keep it forever, no, this I already know. I see a Z06 in my future, and one day a McLaren 675. But are those cars I will keep forever? Probably not! Cars changes, people change, things change. The great thing is that there will never be a shortage of cars to choose from in my lifetime.
There will be a 911 in my future, may replace the C8 or in addition to C8.
 
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I seem to consider the 911 more with each passing year as it looks so sophisticated vs. the cartoonish C8. But then I hear the engine noise of the C8 vs. the 992 and it turns me into a big kid - who the hell am I trying to impress anyways - it's cartoons for me!
 
In Canada, a base 911 up against a well equipped C8, and the C8 takes it hands down. Aside from the value proposition, the C8 has so much more soul and character, and it will be quicker in every aspect around a track or in a straight line.

As soon as put the C8 up against an S or GTS, the game changes...but so does the price. A average spec'd GTS is about $180K, and while you really do get what you pay for, it's a ton of money. But they are extremely quick cars, build quality is amazing, and that PDK; yes, it is better than the C8.

While I do have a soft spot for Corvettes, I am not tied to one brand and one brand alone. Coming from Porsche ownership over several different models, I can say there are things that Porsche does extremely well. I might even go as far as to say that GTS is a better car than the C8 if all you do it compare lap times and panel gap. But there's a reason why I am in the C8 now...the car looks amazing, it's a quantum leap forward as far as overall refinement goes, and it's a pleasure to drive.

Will I keep it forever, no, this I already know. I see a Z06 in my future, and one day a McLaren 675. But are those cars I will keep forever? Probably not! Cars changes, people change, things change. The great thing is that there will never be a shortage of cars to choose from in my lifetime.
The 992 8th generation 911 is tough to beat, at another level in so many ways. I will leave if at that. Its always a personal decision, we are lucky to have so many choices. Remember you can still order a 911 with a 7SP manual!
 
Only the S version you can order the 7 sp manual though and by then the price is already out of the regular C8 range
 
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I love Porsches and expect to have another 911 at one point, and this 992 generation is sweet, but I see these as complimentary rather than competition. The C8 is a reasonably priced, maintainable exciting exotic. The 992 is great sports car and can also be used to drop off the little kids at school.
 
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