RoadShow arranges a classic matchup, putting raw American power to the test against Britain’s world-class handling. A V8 against a supercharged V6.
This red, white, and blue Corvette seen in the video is full-on ‘Merica. There is no doubt that the Corvette is America’s sports car of choice– and for good reasons. As many of you know, the new Corvette Grand Sport is one of our favorite cars. It pays homage to the original Grand Sport from the ‘60s, and may end up being just as legendary. It pushes 460 horsepower, 465ft-lbs of torque, weighs in at 3,252 pounds, and goes 0 to 60 real quick (in 3.6 seconds, to be exact). Gas mileage is better than you would expect from a car that makes such power, as it gets roughly 26mpg highway. Pricing starts at $65,450.
The Evora 400 is almost exotic-looking when seen next to the Corvette (especially in the bright yellow color). The supercharged 3.5-liter makes about 50 horsepower less than the ‘Vette, but is a little lighter, and thanks to its mid-engine design, allegedly handles quite well. Maybe its weight difference and handling capabilities can make up for what it lacks in power. Factory testing shows it goes 0 to 60 in 4.1 seconds– which is quick, but just not as quick as its competitor. It can be purchased for roughly $94K.
Factory testing and road testing shows the Grand Sport has a faster 0 to 60 time, contributing to its win over the Evora in this Road Show Shootout.
Of course, both the Corvette and Evora 400 are gorgeous and great performing cars. Neither are all that practical for daily driving, but who cares? To be honest, we wouldn’t mind owning either.