Corvette C8 vs. Shelby GT500 vs. Porsche 911

0-60 Times and Top Speed: Corvette vs. GT500 vs. 911

With 760 horsepower, the GT500 would seem the favorite in a straight line. Ultimately it is. In testing at our private test track we recorded a 11.3-second quarter-mile pass at 129.9 mph. That edges out the Corvette (11.5 seconds) and the 911 Carrera (11.8 seconds). But the race doesn’t start that way.

In a C8 vs. GT500 drag race, the Corvette is actually quickest to 60 mph, reaching it in 3.4 seconds (3.2 seconds with a 1-foot rollout). The GT500 is right behind, running to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds (3.4 seconds with a 1-foot rollout). The 911 follows the Corvette, reaching 60 mph in 3.6 seconds (3.4 seconds with a 1-foot rollout).

How does the 379-hp 911 outmatch the GT500 to 60 mph? For starters, our test 911 was 777 pounds lighter than our GT500. Also, the 911’s engine

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Canoo naked skateboard chassis looks like a fun go-kart

California’s Canoo released a video Thursday showing its bare skateboard platform being driven around like a giant go-kart. The EV startup also released more details of its platform and powertrain in an accompanying press release.

The skateboard platform can be driven around without bodywork because it contains all of a vehicle’s mechanical components—including the motors, battery pack, steering gear, and suspension. This helps free up passenger space, and makes it easier for Canoo to launch different models by simply placing a new body atop the skateboard.

Canoo said the platform can accommodate front, rear, or dual-motor powertrains, with all components developed in-house.

The dual-motor powertrain can produce over 500 horsepower, with over 300 miles of range, according to Canoo. Output is split between a rear “primary unit” with 300 hp and 331 pound-feet of torque, and a front motor with 200 hp and 236 lb-ft. Motors peak at 97% efficiency,

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2020 Audi A3 Premium 45 TFSI Quattro

Last week, we compared the Mercedes-Benz A220 to the Toyota Camry XLE V6, and most of you thought I’d lost my mind. I (pre-) explained why I hadn’t, but of course the social media reaction was predictably short on folks who had read beyond the headline. So, for those of you who do manage to actually read an article before forming an opinion about it, I offer up an even more affordable take on making the step from a premium mainstream car to a mainstream premium car in the form of the 2020 Audi A3 Premium 45 TFSI quattro S-tronic. For those of you reacting on social media without having read even this far: Yawn. Uninformed opinions are so 2016.

You know the drill: To the specs!

2020 Toyota Camry XLE V6 Specifications

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