Even though not many people would ever consider cross-shopping the two, the bonkers Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 and the fantastic Porsche 911 GT3 (991) actually have much more in common than meets the eye. They are both mean the meanest track weapons you can buy from each of their brands’ stables and both can come with carbon ceramic brakes, dry-sump lubrication and bodykits inspired by thoroughbred racing cars.
Each is built according to a very different philosophy though, with Porsche’s result being the equivalent of modern laser surgery while the Chevy is like a lobotomy performed with a spoon. Still, despite using highly contrasting methodologies, both the 911 GT3 and the Camaro Z/208 aim to arrive at the same results: being road-going racing cars.
This type of titanium scalpel vs iron sledgehammer comparison is bound to upset a lot of fans from both the Chevy and the Porsche camps, especially since the track missile from Zuffenhausen costs almost twice than the muscle-car-turned-track-monster from Detroit. Not to mention that the Camaro is also more powerful and much more torquey for way less moolah.
Still, it’s not that hard to see where most of the extra money went into the GT3, as the model comes with features like a near-perfect PDK seven-speed dual clutch transmission, electronically-controlled rear-wheel steering and active engine mounts, all of which add up with a much better interior, a lower weight and faster lap times when the situation requires it. Despite knowing first hand which car will win the rather unequal comparison, Carlos Lago’s review of both models above must be watched even if it’s just for the amazing exhaust sounds and the gratuitous shots of both cars jumping over a crest in the road.