World Cup of Cars: USA vs. Germany
Today, the top two teams from Group G face off to see who will go on to the Round of 16. If the result is a draw, both teams will head onto the knockout stages. If the USA loses, the team will still advance provided Ghana doesn’t make up a two-goal deficit. Either way, it’ll be an intense match that will have us on the edge of our seats. For now, we’ll settle for pitting cars against one another in the World Cup of Cars: USA vs. Germany.
USA vs. Germany: Chevrolet Corvette (USA)
For this final game, we decided to go all out for each country. Representing the USA is the ultra-Murican Chevrolet Corvette. This iconic sports car is currently in its seventh generation, and it’s a really hot one at that. Throughout the years, the Corvette has changed to match styles and tastes, but the core of this car remains the same.
It’s a speedy two-seater that is the wet dream of any American car enthusiast. Dating back to 1953, it’s no wonder the Corvette is also known as America’s Sports Car. The current-gen Corvette Stingray is also the industry’s most-awarded car of this year, with titles like 2014 North American Car of the Year, and Road & Track’s Performance Car of the Year under its (fan)belt. Rather than getting into the deets of this hot ride, we’ll let the pictures do the talking.
USA vs. Germany: Porsche 911 (Germany)
On the opposing side, the Porsche 911 represents for Germany. Like the Corvette, the 911 is somewhat of an icon in the sports car world. The Porsche 911 isn’t as affordable as the Corvette, but it’s still an extremely worthy adversary. The car has been produced since 1963 and, like the Corvette, is in its seventh generation. Known internally as the Porsche 991, this German-built model comes with a flat-six 3.8-liter engine that can hit top speeds of 198 mph. It’s won such awards as World Performance Car 2012, and the GT3 version also earned this title in 2014. Like the Corvette, we’ll let the Porsche 911 tell you its own story.
So which of these two dream cars will be our winner for today? It’s definitely a tough decision, but we know our pick. You’ll probably say we’re biased (and we probably are), but the Chevy Corvette is our winner thanks to its rich history, stunning design, and relatively affordable price tag.
Watch the USA take on Germany today at noon Eastern on ESPN.
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