2010 Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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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Front air conditioning
Standard
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Power locks
Standard
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

8.8

starting from

$326,730

Reasons to buy the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

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Basic warranty with unlimited miles
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Great braking distance from 60mph
105 ft
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Quite powerful
620 HP @ 7,600 RPM
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Blindingly fast 1/4 mile time
11.3 s @ 126 mph
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Winner: Corvette
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Corvette ; not available on the 599 GTB Fiorano
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Corvette 's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the 599 GTB Fiorano
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Winner: Corvette
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  • The Corvette has 1 more airbag (including Side), 3 vs 2
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Performance - vs -
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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-lasting basic warranty
  • Very inefficient in the city
  • Very expensive
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • The 599 GTB Fiorano 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Corvette
  • Neither offers a folding rear seat
  • Few seats
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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 599 GTB Fiorano has lightning fast acceleration, and the Corvette isn't bad, either
Overall 10.0 vs 8.8

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Corvette
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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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 599 GTB Fiorano
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Corvette ; not available on the 599 GTB Fiorano
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Corvette
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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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 2 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

Crash Test Ratings

Chevrolet
Corvette
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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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 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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Horsepower 430 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 620 HP @ 7,600 RPM Very powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the 599 GTB Fiorano 's semi-automatic transmission and the Corvette 's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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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 6.0 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 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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MSRP $49,995 vs $326,730 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 11 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs Unknown
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Practicality

Chevrolet
Corvette
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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Passengers 2 vs 2 Few seats
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Highway driving range 468 miles vs 416 miles The Corvette has OK highway range, but the 599 GTB Fiorano is very limited
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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 599 GTB Fiorano
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Standard The 599 GTB Fiorano 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Corvette
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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 599 GTB Fiorano , but the Corvette will get you around in comfort

Entertainment System

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Corvette
2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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Number of speakers 7 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Corvette 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the 599 GTB Fiorano does not
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CD player Standard vs Optional Rock on in the Corvette ; but prepare to pay to get a CD player in the 599 GTB Fiorano
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the 599 GTB Fiorano , you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Corvette can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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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 599 GTB Fiorano Ferrari
599 GTB Fiorano
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0-60 mph 5.0 seconds vs 3.7 seconds The 599 GTB Fiorano has lightning fast acceleration, and the Corvette isn't bad, either
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Braking distance at 60mph 126 ft vs 105 ft The 599 GTB Fiorano has extraordinary brakes, but the Corvette is just OK
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1/4 mile 13.4 s @ 111 mph vs 11.3 s @ 126 mph Both posted blazingly fast 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 1.08 g
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Top speed 205 mph vs 205 mph Both cars have extraordinary top speeds for this class of vehicle

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