When Chevy announced that a new generation of the Corvette was arriving, the auto world was immediately abuzz. Though initial rumors whispered that the price point would be far more expensive than previous Corvette models, the announcement that the Corvette base will remain under the $60,000 price point put it squarely in competition with the Toyota Supra, which has recently returned to the market after a nearly 20-year hiatus. We’ll compare key factors about these two driving machines to see which deserves a coveted spot in your driveway.
Performance and Speed
You want speed and power, and a lot of it, the C8 Corvette bests the 2020 Supra on every front. Powered by an all-new 6.2-liter V-8 mid-engine that produces a mighty 495 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, the C8 Corvette blows the Supra’s 3.0-liter BMW inline-6 engine with 335 horsepower and 365 lb.-ft. out of the water. The Corvette hits the 60-mph benchmark in just 2.1 seconds, while the Supra takes 4.1 seconds. The Corvette’s increased speed is further evident when you compare the cars’ top speeds: 194 mph for the Corvette and 155 mph for the Supra. Additionally, the C8 Corvette’s midship layout and more advanced suspension system will deliver significantly better performance around twists and turns.
Cabin Space and Comfort
When you’re looking for a car that’s as finely crafted and engineered as a sports car, you rightly expect the interior to have as much precision and detail as the mechanics. That’s why the interior of the C8 Corvette is the driver’s domain – every detail is precisely designed to offer an immersive, easy, natural driving experience. The steering wheel is racing-inspired to provide maximum visibility and comfort, vertical climate controls are inspired by the layout of fighter-jets to put everything exactly where you need it, and a streamlined infotainment system is tilted toward the driver’s seat for maximum ease and control. The supple leather upholstery and ample head, shoulder, and legroom provide maximum comfort during your drives.
Meanwhile, the Supra’s layout is uninspired and much like any other high-end vehicle on the market. Everything is in a very standard place, and there’s nothing particularly awe-inspiring or intuitive about the design. The Supra offers a more compact cabin, meaning less comfort and space for drivers.
Pricing and Packages
Another significant difference between the C8 Corvette and the 2020 Supra is that the Corvette starts as a complete car – the Supra doesn’t quite measure up. The available packages Toyota offers for the Supra fail to compare to those of the Corvette. Additionally, many find that the Supra needs extra packages and upgrades to feel complete, driving the price up further. Though the 2020 Corvette starts with a higher price point, it’s a complete vehicle, needling little to no extras to impress drivers. And, when additional Chevrolet performance options are chosen, they significantly enhance the performance of the C8 Corvette.
Meet the C8 Corvette at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Naples
Ready to take the world by storm? So are we. We invite you to see the Corvette in person at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet, where our dedicated experts can walk you through the available models and trims in further detail to see which suits you best. Stop by today. When exciting driving is this close to being yours, you won’t want to wait any longer.