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1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 vs 1968 Porsche 911L! [Head 2 Head Episode 57]

On this special episode of Head 2 Head we jump in the way-back machine.

The 1960’s were the defining decade of the modern era. From the Cuban Missile Crisis, to the assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK, to the hippie counter culture, to a man standing on the moon, few ten-year spans in history have seen as much tumult. Fewer still have seen as many awesome cars.

On this episode we look at two of the most important cars from the 1960’s: a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Tri-Power and a 1968 Porsche 911L.

The Corvette is all sound and fury, with a monster motor that still feels quick today and a soundtrack to die for. The 911, by way of contrast, is the more nimble driver-focused sports car solution, with steering feel that modern cars can only dream of. But one of these two is better than the other.

Watch to find out which!

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupé R vs. 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition [Head 2 Head Episode 55]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, two of the best driver’s cars on the market face off.

The 550-horsepower Jaguar F-Type Coupe R and 430-horsepower Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition both have carbon ceramic brakes, active dampers, and active differentials, and both are rear-drive.

Both are intent on making driving enjoyable and rewarding. But which one does it best? Watch and find out!

Alfa Romeo 4C vs Porsche Cayman S [Chris Harris On Cars]

The little Alfa is flawed but dripping with character, the Cayman is close to perfection. Will the UK’s heavily crowned, bumpy roads have an effect on the outcome?

2014 Audi RS7 vs 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo! [Head 2 Head Episode 49]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman looks at a type of car that Germany does better than anyone else: the Super Sedan.

The Porsche Panamera Turbo has long been one of Motor Trend’s favorites. Massive, ferocious, surprisingly nimble, and if your checkbook’s got the overhead, totally luxurious. But don’t discount Audi. Ever since the S8 showed up, Audi has shocked the car world by making such a big car so dang fast. The only thing that could even compete was the Panamera Turbo.

The RS7 comes with an even more powerful version of the familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 — 560 horsepower to be exact. For 2014, Porsche’s seemingly underrated 4.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 is up 20 hp to a more-than-modest 520 hp.

Faced with tough choices after the two hit the test track and a canyon road, Jonny enlists the help of resident Motor Trend Hot Shoe Randy Pobst to figure out which super sedan is best.

Porsche 911 GT3 vs Aston Martin V12 Vantage S vs Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series [Chris Harris On Cars]

Driving the Porsche 911 GT3, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series is a special occasion indeed.

Which is best for the track and on the road, and which one would you have?

2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 vs 2013 Porsche 911 C4S! [Head 2 Head Episode 42]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Carlos Lago and Randy Pobst restage our annual Best Driver’s Car competition with this year’s winning Porsche 911 Carrera 4S plus two contenders that missed the initial dance, the all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the explosive, exotic Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.

The Ferrari is the most powerful car we’ve ever taken around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with its ferocious 6.3-liter 731 horsepower V-12.

The Corvette comes packing the latest version of GM’s venerable small block, a 6.2-liter cam-in-block V-8 that kicks out 460 hp and 465 pound-feet of torque.

The Porsche and its relatively tiny 3.8-liter flat-6 might seem out gunned, but remember that for the last two years the 911 has beaten back every BDC challenger we’ve thrown at it.

Does the Corvette have what it takes to dethrone the 911? Does the wailing Ferrari? Watch and find out!

I Heart 80s: Lamborghini Countach vs Ferrari Testarossa vs Porsche 911 [Supercar Showdown]

A rare VHS rip of 1986 supercars in action!

Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari 512 Testarossa and Porsche 911.

2014 Audi R8 Spyder vs 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet! [Head 2 Head Episode 37]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, it’s sibling rivalry time. Jonny Lieberman heads to the American Southwest in Utah with two of the best convertibles money can, the Audi R8 Spyder and the Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. Amazingly, these two high-end, high performance wonders are both manufactured by the Volkswagen Automotive Group.

Starting in Las Vegas, Lieberman works his way to a near magical road in Escalante, Utah to figure out which of these German wonders is the best drop top. Why Utah? After getting a good look at Highway 12, you’ll never ask that question again. The two cars aren’t bad to look at either.

Will the Audi’s AWD grip and extra horsepower be enough to counter the Porsche’s lower weight and RWD sports car advantage? Will the manual Porsche have the strength and the chops to take on the higher tech, dual-clutch equipped R8?

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