While it may have several formidable rivals, the Corvette’s prime nemesis remains the Dodge Viper.
The Dodge now boasts an 8.4-liter V-10 engine pumping out an even 600 horsepower as its sole powertrain option and is humbled only by the ZR1.
Nissan’s GT-R also shows that it has what it takes to topple the Corvette, even approaching the ZR1 in performance.
Combined with its all-wheel-drive system and sophisticated electronics, the 480-horsepower Nissan proves itself worthy on more than one count.
The next closest competitor to the Corvette would have to be the Porsche 911.
With its range of models (rear- and all-wheel drive, naturally aspirated, and turbo powered), the German icon offers more choice and arguably more refinement than the American, though at a significant cost.
While the Porsche Boxster lines up nicely against the base Corvette, its six-cylinder engine is no match for the Chevy’s muscular V-8.
The same goes for Nissan’s 370Z, although the sound from the Z’s tailpipes may persuade even the most loyal of ‘Vette fans.
|2010 Chevrolet CorvetteBrowse Used Listings||2009 Nissan GT-RBrowse Used Listings||2009 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings||2008 Dodge SRT ViperBrowse Used Listings||2008 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V10||Gas Flat 6-cyl|
|2-Door Coupe w/2LT||2-Door Coupe||2-Door Coupe Manual||2-Door Convertible SRT10||2-Door Roadster|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear-Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||2 Door Sedan||2 door coupe||2 Seat Roadster||2 Door Roadster|