Prepare for pain. The leading 10 competitors to the Chevrolet Corvette are much more expensive, emphasizing exactly how great a performance bargain the Corvette is. Whether it’s naturally aspirated, like the 455-horsepower entry level Stingray, or the 650-hp supercharged Z06, the ’Vette always has an attractive muscle-for-the-moolah ratio.
This also underlines the Corvette’s particular niche in the automotive world. Now the Dodge Viper has been discontinued, there’s really nothing quite like the ’Vette. But in the world of high-performance coupes and convertibles, there are many choices for those with the funds and a willingness to splash out, as we will demonstrate in the coming pages.