Ten Cars That Cost $100,000 More than the C8 but Aren’t Any Faster

When Chevrolet unveiled the C8 Corvette last night, there were a lot of surprises, but the two biggest ones were the 0-60 time and the price. Considered together, Chevrolet’s promise that the C8 will start at less than $60,000 and hit 60 mph in less than 3 seconds is wildly impressive.

How impressive? We decided to drive the point home by listing 10 cars that cost at least $100,000 more than the C8, but accelerate to 60 in more or about the same amount of time—for the sake of argument, we’re saying that the Corvette hits 60 in 2.9 seconds and we’re using manufacturer times for the other cars. Manufacturers often lowball their acceleration estimates, but we’re trying to prove a point, not land a rocket on the moon, so we reserve the right to make a few allowances for drama.


Bentley Continental GT W12

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Despite its funky W12 engine and its 626 hp, the Bentley Continental GT W12 struggles to get to 60 mph in less than 3.6 seconds. Despite that, Bentley is charging more than $225,000 for it.


Mercedes AMG GT R Coupe

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Coming in just under the wire, the AMG GT R Coupe starts at $159,350, but it hits 60 mph in a lackadaisical 3.5 seconds. It’s worth remembering that the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive setup is one of the hardest to hit fast acceleration times in, but Chevy did remember and moved their engine.


Ferrari Portofino

On its face, the Corvette wouldn’t seem to have a lot in common with the Ferrari, but both are V8-powered, both have a removable top, and both are made largely of aluminum. So good job, Ferrari, you’re almost catching up to Chevy. It’s just a shame that you have to charge $215,000 to make a car that takes half a second longer (3.5 seconds) to hit 60 mph.


Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

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Aston Martin has gone for cylinder count over stop-watch count with its latest creation, the DBS Superleggera. Powered by a V12, it can’t keep up with the C8, hitting 60 mph in a measly 3.4 seconds and starting at $304,995.


Audi R8 V10 Coupe

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Finally, something mid-engined. Audi, too, has seen the value of the mid-engine layout. Its 562 hp R8 V10 Coupe hits 60 in 3.4 seconds, according to Audi and the price comes in at $169,900.


Lamborghini Huracan RWD

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Huracan RWD runs to 60 mph in as much time as an R8 (3.4 seconds), because they’re largely the same under the skin. What isn’t the same is the price, which starts at an Italian $199,800.


Mclaren GT

The brand spanking new McLaren GT and its 4.0-liter V8 hit 60 mph in a “good-for-you” 3.2 seconds. The price, meanwhile, is more impressive. Prices start at $210,000.


Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Long thought of as the benchmark in the supercar realm, the 911 GT3 RS is one of the most hardcore, track-focused weapons on earth. And yet it hits 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds, according to Porsche. Still, the starting price is $188,550.


Ferrari 488 Spider

While the 488 Pista hits 60 mph in 2.85 seconds, Ferrari reports that the Spider (remember that the Corvette comes with a removable top) only does it in 3.0 seconds. You won’t leave the Ferrari dealership without spending less than $256,550 on it, though.


Lamborghini Aventador S

Finally, a car that can match (we assume) the C8. Thanks to a naturally aspirated V12 making 740 hp, Lamborghini reports that the Aventador can reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. And how much do you have to spend to match the Stingray’s acceleration? A cool $417,650.

So yeah. The new mid-engine Corvette. It’s pretty impressive.

a version of this article first appeared on AutoGuide

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