2011 Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
vs. 2012 McLaren
MP4-12C

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

10.0

starting from

$75,325

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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CD player
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Quite expensive
$75,325
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Power locks
Standard
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CD changer
Optional
2012 McLaren MP4-12C

10.0

starting from

$231,400

Reasons to buy the McLaren MP4-12C

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Great braking distance from 60mph
100 ft
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Blindingly fast 1/4 mile time
10.9 s @ 135 mph
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Lightning fast 0-60 time
3.3 seconds
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have power seats
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Neither offers a sun roof
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  • Both have power outlets
  • 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
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both posted blazingly fast 1/4 mile times
  • The MP4-12C can hit an extraordinarily high top speed, and the Corvette Z06 is pretty good, too
  • The MP4-12C has lightning fast acceleration, and the Corvette Z06 isn't bad, either
Overall 10.0 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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 Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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 Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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Horsepower 505 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 592 HP @ 7,000 RPM Very powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 7 The MP4-12C has an extraordinary amount of gears, and the Corvette Z06 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 None vs Twin turbocharger The MP4-12C 's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 6.3 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

Cost

Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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MSRP $75,325 vs $231,400 The Corvette Z06 has a reasonable price, while the MP4-12C is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 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 Z06'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 Z06's is very short

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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 The MP4-12C has an OK number of airbags while the Corvette Z06 has very few (missing Head / Curtain, Knee)
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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 Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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Passengers 2 vs 2 Few seats
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Highway driving range 432 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 Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
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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 Z06; 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

Road Tests

Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2012 McLaren MP4-12C McLaren
MP4-12C
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0-60 mph 4.3 seconds vs 3.3 seconds The MP4-12C has lightning fast acceleration, and the Corvette Z06 isn't bad, either
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Braking distance at 60mph 121 ft vs 100 ft The MP4-12C has extraordinary brakes, but the Corvette Z06 is just OK
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1/4 mile 12.3 s @ 122 mph vs 10.9 s @ 135 mph Both posted blazingly fast 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 1.07 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 190 mph vs 205 mph The MP4-12C can hit an extraordinarily high top speed, and the Corvette Z06 is pretty good, too

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