2020 Chevrolet Corvette vs. Its Competition

2020 Chevrolet Corvette
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

With its 2020 redesign, the Chevrolet Corvette is closer to the Porsche 911 than ever before, though it lacks the small rear seat and Porsche’s engine sits behind the rear axle instead of in front of it.

Porsche still opts for flat-6 engines instead of a V-8, but they don't lack for power.

Porsche has had more than 50 years to perfect its rear-engine layout, and Chevy is new at the mid-engine game, but both are outstanding performers.

Porsche's 718 Cayman is even closer to the Corvette’s design, with two seats and a mid-engine layout.

It's a joy to drive and offers near-911 performance.

The Audi R8 is also more directly in the Corvette's sights, with its own mid-engine layout.

That engine, however, is a V-10 and the structure makes plenty of use of carbon fiber.

The Nissan GT-R goes with the front-mid-engine approach, as well as all-wheel drive and turbo V-6 power, to deliver true track prowess.

Nissan's aging 350Z is losing touch with the far more modern Corvette.

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Quick Specs
The switch to a mid-engine design makes the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette faster in a straight line and around a track. Mission accomplished.
The 2020 Audi R8 is a mid-engine superhero in a suit and tie. Its performance is blinding, even compared to high-dollar exotics.
The 2020 Nissan GT-R has a dated interior and isn’t the value it used to be, but it’s performance defies expectations.
The 2020 Nissan 370Z is an old-school sports car that handles and accelerates well but feels like the dated design that it is.
The 2020 Porsche 911 improves upon the sports car icon’s incredible performance while adding needed safety and connectivity features.
In Porsche-speak, GTS translates to “Goldilocks.” That’s not true, but the 718 makes a lot of sense in well-balanced GTS trim.
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Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Premium Unleaded V-10Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
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Two SeaterTwo SeatersSubcompact CarsTwo SeatersMinicompact CarsTwo Seaters
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2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LTV10 quattroPremium AWDManualCarrera CoupeCoupe
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Coupequattro CoupeCoupeCoupeCoupeCoupe
AutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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