2011 Chevrolet Corvette vs. Its Competition

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Corvette's primary rival was once the Dodge Viper, but after the 2010 model year, Chrysler's raging beast is no longer in production.

That leaves the Corvette to dominate in its price range, with more performance than Porsche and Nissan sports cars like the Boxster and 370Z in base trim.

The Z06 and ZR1 put the Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 to bed as well, with handling, power, and sheer speed to spare.

The GT-R tops the Corvette in technology and sophisticated electronics while staying roughly equal in price, however.

The Porsche 911 is more exclusive and refined—but significantly more expensive.

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition2011 Chevrolet Corvette
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Quick Specs
Ridiculously fast and still daily-driver practical, the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette is an everyday supercar.
The 2011 GT-R achieves the unthinkable: It outraces some of the world's top sports cars, at a fraction of their price.
The 2011 Porsche Boxster is a fun, attractive, and capable roadster-everything you want it to be.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V6Gas Flat 6-cyl
EPA Class  
Two SeaterSubcompactTwo-Seater
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe w/3LT2-Door Coupe Premium2-Door Roadster
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
2 Door Coupe2 Door Sedan2 Door Convertible
ManualAutomatic w/manual shiftManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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