The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia, and 2012 McLaren MP4-12C. They’re all impossibly fast and incredibly capable; driven alone and without context, each is a world-beater. But drive them back to back, and both strengths and weaknesses tend to pop out in bold relief.
The street legal 638-bhp 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vs. the 500-bhp Corvette C6.R. Who will win?
Pick your poison, and power level – the base 2012 Chevrolet Corvette, Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1.
Breaking news to all fans of the Corvette—Three choice updates released on January 12, 2012:
- A Convertible Z06 will finally be made, appropriately dubbed the Corvette 427 Convertible.
- A 60th Anniversary package to pay tribute to the Corvette’s 60th year of production.
- This is the final year for the current C6 generation.
Jan Magnussen of Corvette Racing breaks down the difference between the ZR1 street car and the C6. R race car.