Though the Corvette sits alone as the fastest American production supercar and sports car range, the Dodge Viper is due to return for 2013, bringing with it new refinement and a potential challenge.
Nissan's 370Z and Porsche's Boxster also offer some competition to the bottom of the Corvette range, while the Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 fight it out against the top.
The Corvette's strength is being able to play competitively in all of these fields with its blend of high performance, affordable pricing, and ample power.
All of the alternatives except for the GT-R either sacrifice performance for affordability or affordability for performance; the GT-R's weakness is in maintenance and running costs.
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|2012 Chevrolet CorvetteBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan GT-RBrowse Used Listings||2012 Porsche 911Browse Used Listings||2012 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V6||Gas Flat 6||Gas Flat-6|
|2-Door Coupe w/2LT||2-Door Coupe Premium||2-Door Coupe Carrera (997)||2-Door Roadster|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear-Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||2 Door Sedan||Coupe||Convertible|
|Manual||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Manual||Manual|