2011 Chevrolet
Corvette ZR1
vs. 2012 McLaren
MP4-12C

2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

10.0

starting from

$112,550

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

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Quite expensive
$112,550
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Power locks
Standard
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CD player
Standard
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Quite powerful
638 HP @ 6,500 RPM
2012 McLaren MP4-12C

10.0

starting from

$231,400

Reasons to buy the McLaren MP4-12C

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Great braking distance from 60mph
100 ft
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Fewer airbags
4
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
  • Neither offers a sun roof
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  • Very powerful
  • Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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  • Both cars have extraordinary top speeds for this class of vehicle
  • Both cars have lightning fast acceleration
Cost 10.0 vs -
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  • Very expensive
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Limited number of airbags
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
  • Neither offers a folding rear seat
  • Few seats
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 10.0 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

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Corvette ZR1
2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

Chevrolet
Corvette ZR1
2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

Chevrolet
Corvette ZR1
2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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Horsepower 638 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 592 HP @ 7,000 RPM Very powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 7 The MP4-12C has more gears and the Corvette ZR1 is OK, too
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission The MP4-12C 's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor Supercharger vs Twin turbocharger Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 5.2 lb/hp vs Unknown
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Chevrolet
Corvette ZR1
2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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0-60 mph 3.4 seconds vs 3.3 seconds Both cars have lightning fast acceleration
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Braking distance at 60mph 126 ft vs 100 ft The MP4-12C has extraordinary brakes, but the Corvette ZR1 is just OK
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1/4 mile Unknown vs 10.9 s @ 135 mph
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed 205 mph vs 205 mph Both cars have extraordinary top speeds for this class of vehicle

Cost

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Corvette ZR1
2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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MSRP $112,550 vs $231,400 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 14 mpg vs Unknown
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The MP4-12C 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Corvette ZR1's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The MP4-12C 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Corvette ZR1's is very short

Safety Features

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Corvette ZR1
2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 3 vs 4 Limited number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs None

Practicality

Chevrolet
Corvette ZR1
2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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Passengers 2 vs 2 Few seats
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Highway driving range 360 miles vs Unknown
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Cargo space 22.4 ft3 vs Unknown
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front seats 51.9 ft3 vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 2 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Corvette ZR1
2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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Number of speakers 7 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Not Available Rock on in the Corvette ZR1; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the MP4-12C
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

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2012 McLaren MP4-12C 2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 MP4-12C vs Viper SRT-10

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