2018 Chevrolet Corvette vs. Its Competition

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Carbon 65 Edition
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The C7 Corvette combines amazing performance combined with tremendous value.

Much of its competition takes other paths to arrive at the performance end of that equation while not necessarily offering the value.

Cars in the Porsche 911 range can be considered values, but they are not as affordable as the Corvette.

The GT3 and 911 Turbo match up with the Z06, though, again, at much higher price tags.

Audi's R8 offers similar performance, though its all-wheel drive, mid-engine layout draws on a much different set of instincts and emotions.

Nissan’s GT-R isn’t the value it once was but now has some refinement, or at least isn’t as raw.

With a minimum of 565 horsepower, it's now best compared to the Z06.

Nissan older and less expensive 370Z sports car isn’t a match for even the base Corvette in terms of performance, but at least it is less expensive.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette delivers unmatched performance for the dollar and the features to go with it; the looks are arresting but perhaps too aggressive for some tastes.
8.2
As much a track star as it is a comfortable daily driver, the 2018 Audi R8 is one of the most balanced and flexible supercars ever made.
7.4
The 2018 Nissan GT-R carries the Japanese supercar torch with en fuego twin-turbo power, all-wheel drive, and snicky dual-clutch gearchanges.
6.2
The 2018 Nissan 370Z is a confident coupe or roadster with an impressive pedigree and a recognizable shape. It's comparatively aged, but an instant classic for most owners.
7.6
The 2018 Porsche 911 is a superlative sports car that has defied its age. It’s a classic, but performs better than nearly any newcomer to its arena.
6.8
The 2017 Dodge Viper is blessed with a stunning, seductive shape. Its big-engine, rear-drive formula remains appealing, even as the Viper drives off into the sunset.
MSRP From     
$55,495$138,700$99,990$29,990$91,100$87,895
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V8Premium Unleaded V-10Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Premium Unleaded V-10
EPA Class     
Two SeaterTwo-SeatersSubcompact CarsTwo-SeatersMinicompact CarsTwo-Seaters
Style Name     
2-Door Stingray Coupe w/2LTV10 RWDPure AWDManualCarrera CoupeGT Coupe *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
224242
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
CoupeCoupeCoupeCoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission     
ManualAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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