911 versus the new Corvette Stingray
Has the American come of age, or will Germany reign supreme? Tom Ford finds out...
Posted: 03 Dec 2014
That's not to say that the Stingray is in any way naturally lairy - a 50/50 weight distribution means that it hasn't got any odd, snappy traits - but the magnetorheological dampers can sometimes be slightly caught out by repetitious bumps. The first two deflections are smothered beautifully - especially in Touring or Sport (Track mode is a bit tight for anything but an actual track), but it has a marginal tendency to bounce on a mistimed third movement.
Under power and mid-corner, it's a tiny bit less confidence-inspiring than the Porsche's insane regularity of damping, and the charming indifference of those dry-stone walls tend to mean that the smallest of niggles matters.