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Corvette Z06 beats Porsche 911 Turbo around track

There's no questioning the fact that a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is one of the fastest sports cars in a straight line. But previous 'Vettes failed to keep up to their supercar competitors when track got twisty.

Countless road test have shown us the new Corvette is different, but some perceptions take a while to change. As more evidence of the Corvette's newfound handling prowess, the Z06 managed to beat the Porsche 911 Turbo around a challenging track in Sweden.

The tests were conducted by Swedish auto magazine Auto Motor & Sport, and the Z06 beat the 911 Turbo around the track by 2.6 seconds. The Z06 completed its run in 1:27.5, while the 911 took 1:30.1. At most corners, the Z06 was traveling at a higher speed than the 911, and pulled higher cornering Gs. [See the full Swedish-language PDF here].