Which Cars Are Competitors to the Corvette?


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Top competitors to the Chevrolet Corvette include the Porsche 911, Porsche Cayman, Dodge Viper, Jaguar F-Type, BMW M4, Alfa Romeo 4C, Ford Mustang GT350 and Nissan GT-R. As of 2015, the recently introduced C7 Corvette offers power and handling performance rivaling cars sold at significantly higher price points.

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Which Cars Are Competitors to the Corvette?
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Chevrolet's Corvette positions itself at an interesting place in the sports car world, as few cars priced at or near its base price point of $55,000 as of 2015 can match its blend of V-8 performance and critically acclaimed handling on the road or track. While priced closer to the Porsche Boxster and Cayman, for example, the Corvette offers a driving experience much closer to the more-expensive Porsche 911.

With the extra-cost Z51 performance package, the 2014 Corvette beat the Porsche 911 Carerra S in Car and Driver comparison test. The 2015 Corvette Z51 placed first in a Road & Track test among a field that included the BMW M4 and Porsche Cayman S.

In its range-topping Z06 trim, which starts at $83,000 as of 2015, the Corvette finds itself in rare company even in the world of high-powered, six-figure supercars. Its 650-horsepower V-8 and world-class performance on difficult circuits such as Germany's Nurburgring place it among competitors such as the Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Aventador, Porsche 911 Turbo and Nissan GT-R.

Although the Corvette's performance may equal those expensive sports cars, its interior quality still shows shades of its lower price and mass-market Chevrolet badge, according to reviewers from Car and Driver and Road & Track.

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