Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet vs. Vespa GTS

This reminds me of a showdown Top Gear put together a couple of years ago that pitted a Porsche Cayenne Turbo against a Red Devil Parachuter (Porsche Cayenne Turbo vs. Red Devil Parachuter Race). Only this one is a bit more outrageous. Now, of course you can guess this isn’t a test of pure speed, but instead of urban capabilities as the race “track” consists of the surface streets of Manhattan during rush hour traffic.

On one side, you have a gorgeous $161,000 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet. On the other, a $6,000 Vespa GTS (GTS? Really???). Which will emerge as king of über urban driving? Here’s a video available on Bloomberg BusinessWeek documenting the showdown:


  1. Ask Andrea Pininfarina how a Vespa worked out for him, Oh yeah you can’t.

  2. James O: Too soon!