The automobile industry is constantly springing up with new innovations, coming out with faster and more powerful cars to one-up each other. As a result, a number of new rivalries have become prevalent in the industry.
In this article, we will discuss the 4 best car rivalries in modern times.
4. Honda Civic Type R vs. Ford Focus RS
The Honda Civic Type R and Ford Focus RS have been compared by many for which is the most powerful vehicle in their category. It may seem that the Type R is a little weighed down due to its 39bhp deficit on power and it’s front-wheel drive.
However, the Civic model covers its deficiency of power through its advanced speed optimization features such as upgraded aerodynamics, front suspension, and backward VTEC. Both of these cars are quite similar and go neck and neck to best each other. Which one would you drive?
3. Nissan GT-R vs. Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06
The battle between the Nissan GT-R and the American Chevrolet Corvette has raged on for ages, with the GT-R always coming out on top. However, after the advent of the C7 Z06, the competition has been flaring.
Chevrolet’s new C7 Z06 has a 650bhp supercharged engine with a capacity of V8 and 6.2-liters in total. Besides that, the car’s huge 355 section rear tires help achieve a speed of 0-62mph in only 3.0 seconds.
After the C7 Z06, the Nissan GT-R might seem overpowered on paper; but Nissan is never one to back down. The Japanese car has a perfect model which allows it to cross maximum speeds despite having an engine of 550bhp. What’s amazing is that the car can still go from 0 – 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds. The rivalry continues between the Nissan GT-R and the Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06.
2. Alfa Romeo 4C vs. Porsche Cayman S
Alfa Romeo 4C vs. Porsche Cayman S rivalry is not as balanced as other car rivalries on this list. On paper, the Porsche model has a clear advantage over its rival. However, what the Romeo 4C lacks, it makes up in its cool features that most car owners dream about.
To put it simply, the rivalry between both these cars is only between your head and your heart. Users looking for a good car they want to use for the long term will definitely choose the Porsche Cayman S. On the other hand, people who relish the look and feel of a cool car will go for the Alfa 4C.
1. Ariel Atom 3.5R vs. Caterham 620R
Car rivalries are not limited to roads; you will also witness them on race tracks. The Caterham vs. Ariel Atom rivalry has been the talk of the town in racing circles. The rivalry began when Ariel Atom sprung up on the scene in 1996 to counter Caterham’s dominance on the racetrack.
Atom cars have been track-focused and upgraded to outclass other cars on the track. In fact, the Ariel Atom 2 topped the 2005 Road and Track by hitting 0-100-0mph in a mere 10.88 seconds, whereas Caterham finished at 11.41 seconds.
The world has seen plenty of car rivalries in the past, and we can still witness some of them today. Cars are now driven by cutting edge technology and the competition to produce optimized designs. Considering this fresh outburst of competition, we can safely assume that another era of car rivalries are on the horizon.