Porsche and Corvette have long duked it out. Despite the 911 and Corvette offering very different takes on the sports car, the two have long been compared since both play in the same segment. Now, Porsche is elevating its storied history in motorsport by offering drivers the chance to become a part of its present and future motorsport timeline.
The German marque has announced a comprehensive racing career program that offers factory support for up-and-coming drivers. There are three “milestones,” as Porsche calls them: apply and obtain an International D license to gear up for a racing season. Milestone two involves a national race debut, such as in the Porsche Sports Cup or the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. Milestone three offers all support and advice possible from Porsche to propel an individual into national and international motorsport.
So, we ask, could or should Chevrolet and Corvette do something similar? As the Corvette nameplate has evolved, it’s become a world beater on a budget. Enthusiasts flock to Corvette for thrills and we’re sure many of them have similar racing aspirations. However, if we’re being realistic, Corvette is not the exact same level as Porsche.
Many Corvette buyers dive into the car with a desire for straight-line speed. When’s the last time you’ve seen a Porsche 911 at the drag strip? Yeah.
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