4 Reasons to Pick a C7 Corvette Over a Porsche 718 Boxster

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The biggest buzz within another sports car company, Porsche, has been the discontinuation of the iconic configuration of six pistons laying flat. I’m talking, of course, about the new four-cylinder Porsche 718 Boxster. But, such are the current times, that downsizing of engines will become an increasingly common practice. That said, the Boxster is still a great car. Though with pricing of the new 718 recently announced, it positions itself squarely in the headlights of the Corvette.

Here’s four reasons why we think the Corvette is better.

1. Corvette styling has moved along with modern times: Porsche arguably has iconic styling, though it sometimes languishes in the past. Corvette C7 styling takes cues from the past, but offers a modern interpretation.

2. You get a roaring V8 engine: “There’s no replacement for displacement.” Perhaps the days of large V8 engines are numbered? It seems to be looming on the horizon. Thankfully for the Corvette, there’s no shortage of cubic inches or cylinders available.

3. The twisties are just as fun, and just as fast: Corvette g-forces have gone to un-thinkable levels in the past few years, and the nimbleness is such a strong point on the C7 that comparisons to the Boxster are suspiciously close.

4. Friends won’t joke about your “Beetle”: It’s a bit of an easy joke, and perhaps a cheap laugh to call a Porsche an overgrown Beetle, but at least with the Corvette, no one will be calling it a flower power car.

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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