The C7 Corvette continues to offer amazing performance combined with tremendous value.
Much of its competition takes other paths to arrive at a similar result, but few offer the bang for the buck of the Stingray.
The Porsche 911 range offers more choice than the Corvette lineup and commensurately higher prices, with the 911 Turbo and GT3 providing good match-ups to the Z06 but with much higher price tags.
Audi's R8 is a legitimate alternative, as well, though with its all-wheel drive, mid-engine layout, it draws on a much different set of instincts and emotions.
Nissan’s GT-R has grown out of its performance-bargain phase and is aging though more powerful than ever; it's now best compared to the top end of the Corvette range.
Nissan’s smaller, less expensive sports car offering, the 370Z, can only really be compared to the entry-level portion of the Corvette range, and even then, only when optioned in NISMO trim.
While the Corvette is slightly more expensive, it's not completely out of the ballpark—and in terms of outright performance, the Corvette is the winner on every level.
The most direct competitor the Dodge Viper; though it's at the end of its production run, its huge V-10, dramatic looks, and a heavy dose of polish have yielded a car about as refined and civilized as the Corvette.
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|2017 Chevrolet CorvetteBrowse Used Listings||2017 Audi R8Browse Used Listings||2017 Dodge ViperBrowse Used Listings||2017 Nissan GT-RBrowse Used Listings||2017 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings||2017 Porsche 911Browse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Premium Unleaded V-10||Premium Unleaded V-10||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6|
|Two Seater||Two Seaters||Two Seaters||Subcompact Cars||Two Seaters||Minicompact Cars|
|2-Door Stingray Coupe w/2LT||V10 quattro AWD||GT Coupe *Ltd Avail*||Premium AWD||Coupe Manual||Carrera Coupe|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Manual||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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