2019 Chevrolet Corvette vs. Its Competition

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

Performance and value meet in the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette.

The Porsche 911 is a value as well, but it starts at a much higher price and takes a different approach to performance with flat-6 engines and a rear-engine layout.

The GT3, GT2, and 911 Turbo compare to the Z06 and ZR1, but they are much more expensive.

The Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster compete on price with lower-end Corvettes.

They are more balanced, but are down on power.

The Audi R8 is a mid-engine supercar with a much higher price and V-10 power that offers a high-tech experience.

The Nissan GT-R is an all-wheel-drive turbo V-6-powered monster with more interior space.

It slots in against the Z06.

Nissan’s aging 350Z can’t touch even the base Corvette, but it does cost a lot less.

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Quick Specs
Every Corvette delivers power and performance, but the Grand Sport emerges as the track star with a reasonable price and a livable ride.
The 2019 Nissan GT-R is a racing video game for the road with twin-turbo power, immense grip, and everyday usability.
The base 370Z is just about as barebones as it gets, with electronics and interior that were barely up to date in 2009, when the car was first released. Sport models add the right performance bits and don’t complicate the price tag too much.
The 2019 Porsche 911 is a legendary sports car that serves as the benchmark for performance and comfort.
The 2019 Porsche 718 may never be the champion of the automaker’s lineup, but it’s a champ everywhere else.
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.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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