2009 Chevrolet Corvette vs. Its Competition

2009 Chevrolet Corvette w/1LT
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

For more than a decade, the Corvette's arch nemesis has been the Dodge Viper.

The ultimate Dodge boasts an 8.4-liter V-10 engine pumping out an even 600 horsepower.

The standard Viper aligns most closely with the Z06 Corvette.

The Viper humbles the standard Corvette but is outgunned by the ZR1.

Unlike years past, in 2009 there's a new competitor: the formidable Nissan GT-R.

With 480 horsepower backed by an all-wheel-drive system and sophisticated electronics, the GT-R has proven itself worthy.

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Quick Specs
8.8
While the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette provides plenty of impressive performance to dream and/or brag about, this car is not a one-trick pony. If ever there were a practical sportscar, this is it.
9.0
You could pilot the Space Shuttle with a PlayStation controller—or you could just sample the 2009 Nissan GT-R, one hellish lightsaber of a supercar.
7.6
The 2008 Dodge Viper is a stunning performer, a great-looking sportscar in any body form, and still a handful on public roads.
9.2
The 2008 Porsche Boxster performs brilliantly, and looks and feels the part, delivering a modern take on the classic roadster experience.
MSRP From   
$48,565$76,840$85,545$45,800
Gas Mileage   
14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Gas V6Gas V10Gas Flat 6-cyl
EPA Class   
Two SeaterSubcompactTwo-SeaterTwo-Seater
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe w/2LT2-Door Coupe2-Door Convertible SRT102-Door Roadster
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
2422
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
2 Door Coupe2 Door Sedan2 Seat Roadster2 Door Roadster
Transmission   
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