Best Mid-Engine Sports Car: C8 Corvette or Porsche Cayman
The folks at Everyday Driver brought together two of the best-value for money sports car in the world today: a C8 Corvette and a Porsche 718 Cayman. The Cayman is the entry-level mid-engine Porsche which comes in at just under $70K. It is powered by a 2-liter 300-hp turbo four-cylinder sportscar that has changed little since its introduction in 2006.
The the C8 Corvette, on the other hand, features Chevrolet’s next-generation 6.2-liter, small-block, 6.2-liter, naturally-aspirated LT2 V8 engine. The LT2 engine produces 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470-lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque when equipped with the C8 Stingray’s optional performance exhaust. So equipped, the C8 base coupe and convertible produced more horsepower and torque than any other entry-level Corvette in the brand’s 67-year history.
Now, both of these mid-engine sports cars are similarly priced the same. The Porsche comes with $70K price tag while the C8 comes in at $78K. But which of these is better all around as a daily driver’s car? Watch the video to find out!