So far we’ve seen the 2014 Corvette Stingray go head to head with some of todays best sports cars, the Nissan GT-R, e92 M3, and the SRT Viper, to name a few. But in Motor Trend’s latest Head 2 Head test, the American hero is pitted against a $434,144 Ferrari F12, and its old rival, the Porsche 911 Carerra 4S.
Motor Trend took these three cars out to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with resident race car driver Randy Pobst to set some lap times. Around the 2.2-mile circuit, the 731 hp F12 posted the fastest lap time of 1:38.04, but the Stingray and the 911 were close behind managing a time of 1:38.28 and a 1:39.00, respectively, despite their disadvantages in power.
In a straight line, the powerful Ferrari comes out on top by a wide margin, however. Its 6.3-liter V12 helped it sprint from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and tackle the quarter mile in 11.3 seconds with a trap speed of 131.7 mph. The 911 is the least powerful car in this three-way battle royale, its 3.8 liter flat six producing 400 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the Porsche took 3.9 seconds to reach 60 mph from a stand still and completed the quarter mile in 12.3 seconds at 114 mph.
The Corvette was without the dual clutch transmission of the Porsche and Ferrari, but still managed to ease its way between the two with a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds and a quarter mile time of 12 seconds dead at 118.4 mph. So, the car in the middle of the power range finished in the middle of the pack – not surprising.
The Corvette lands in the middle of these two in nearly every test, except for one important area where it doesn’t, price. The F12 as tested came in at a stratospheric $434, 144, with the 911 being significantly less expensive at $151, 260. You don’t need us to tell you that the C7 is the best deal here. As tested Motor Trend’s Laguna Tintcoat C7 came in at only $68, 775.
So numbers aside, which of these three is the best drivers car based on what Motor Trend has to say? Well, it’s not the Italian…