2010 Ferrari
458 Italia
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
Corvette

2011 Chevrolet Corvette

10.0

starting from

$49,995

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Corvette

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Quite expensive
$49,995
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Shorter-lasting basic warranty
3 year
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Shorter basic warranty
36,000 mile
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Power windows
Standard
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

6.6

starting from

$230,675

Reasons to buy the Ferrari 458 Italia

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Great braking distance from 60mph
99 ft
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Quite powerful
578 HP @ 9,000 RPM
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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Blindingly fast 1/4 mile time
11.5 s @ 125 mph
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.6
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Winner: Corvette
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Corvette ; not available on the 458 Italia
  • Leather comes standard on the Corvette ; the 458 Italia only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Corvette 's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the 458 Italia
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  • Very powerful
  • Both cars are very sporty
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Cost 10.0 vs -
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  • Shorter basic warranty
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Very expensive
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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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
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both cars have extraordinary top speeds for this class of vehicle
  • Both posted blazingly fast 1/4 mile times
  • The 458 Italia has lightning fast acceleration, and the Corvette isn't bad, either
Overall 10.0 vs 6.6

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Corvette
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Optional Conveniently adjust your seat with the Corvette 's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the 458 Italia
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Corvette ; not available on the 458 Italia
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Corvette ; the 458 Italia only offers cloth seats

Crash Test Ratings

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Corvette
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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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
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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Horsepower 430 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 578 HP @ 9,000 RPM Very powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 7 The 458 Italia has more gears and the Corvette is OK, too
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Standard The 458 Italia comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Corvette
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 7.5 lb/hp vs 5.3 lb/hp Both cars are very sporty
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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
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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MSRP $49,995 vs $230,675 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs Unknown
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs None Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs None Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Corvette
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 3 vs Unknown
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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
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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Passengers 2 vs 2 Few seats
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Highway driving range 468 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 Not Available The Corvette 's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the 458 Italia
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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 Not Available On hot summer days, you'll melt in the 458 Italia , but the Corvette will get you around in comfort

Entertainment System

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Corvette
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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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 ; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the 458 Italia
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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
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari
458 Italia
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0-60 mph 5.0 seconds vs 3.4 seconds The 458 Italia has lightning fast acceleration, and the Corvette isn't bad, either
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Braking distance at 60mph 126 ft vs 99 ft The 458 Italia has extraordinary brakes, but the Corvette is just OK
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1/4 mile 13.4 s @ 111 mph vs 11.5 s @ 125 mph Both posted blazingly fast 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 1.02 g
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Top speed 205 mph vs 201 mph Both cars have extraordinary top speeds for this class of vehicle

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