Chevrolet Corvette Battles BMW M4 At The Track: Video4
It’s a question that many have asked: Corvette or M3? Though both cars present different packages and approaches (eight-cylinders vs. six, two seats vs. four), the two sports cars seem to have a common mission: a chance to drive a flat-out performance car for less than six figures.
Armed with a long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and a short-term 2015 BMW M4 (formerly the M3 coupe), Automobile Magazine decided to answer the question by taking the dynamic duo to Michigan’s Gingerman Raceway.
The clear winner here is the Corvette Stingray. That’s not to belittle the M4, which AM’s Road Test Editor and chief BMW champion Christopher Nelson refers to as “fantastic”. But even Nelson ultimately admits that he “can’t help thinking I’d have more fun in [the Corvette].”
Besides being the better performer, Nelson’s wallet will also be happier with the decision, as the magazine notes that the M4, as tested, cost a whopping $18,140 more than their long-term Corvette Stingray – a Z51-packaged car they openly admit cost “some $15,000 more than the base Stingray.” So, if you need a 400-plus horsepower speed machine, you now have your answer. Watch:
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I wonder what it would be like if it’s the ats-v plus coupe and the M4
Even if they are even priced, the C7’s V8 will last over 30 years of normal use, since the BMW’s I6 has to rev up higher, thus wearing out much sooner. I see every M4 owner getting an engine overhaul by 2025!
I’m sure very M4 owner intends to keep the car for 10 years anyway, just as all the C7’s will keep theirs for 30 years. What a waste of a comment.
Well… I guess it depends on if you prefer to drive a well engineered sports car or if you want to drive some Detroit muscle wet dream that will have every hillbilly redneck within a 5 mile radius of you standing there with a hard on as you go by… I’ll take the M4 because I like women!