2018 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Comparison

2018 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Comparison Corvette picx

2018 Chevrolet Corvette

Starting Price: $57,485

Above Average: Knife-edge handling in all trims, superior ZR-1 aerodynamics

Below Average: Semi-blind in rear quarters, busy 7-speed manual gearbox

Consensus: An American sports car that ranks with the world’s best

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2018 Lamborghini Huracán

Starting Price: $203,295 

Above Average: Exotic car styling, tenacious tire adhesion, nosebleed acceleration

Below Average: Contortionist ingress/egress; hard, narrow seats; armored personnel carrier sightlines

Consensus: A supercar that comes close to defying the laws of physics

The origins of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s sports car enterprises are a little prosaic, dating to 1948 and the establishment of his tractor company, Lamborghini Trattori. Automobili Lamborghini was established 15 years later, with the introduction of the V12-powered 350 GTV. The mid-engine Miura propelled Lamborghini to sports car fame in 1966, notoriety that continues today. Now a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, Lamborghini’s Huracán is the latest Miura descendant, a low-volume, high-powered no-compromise supercar, whose max performance is even more max with the recent addition of the 631-hp Performante model, reducing 0-to-60 time to less than 2.5 seconds. All Lambos are expensive, with the Performante pricetag climbing well over $300,000. Now in its 65th year, the Corvette is an example of continuous technical and stylistic development that has made this all-American two-seater a world-class sports car. Power is abundant even in the base model, and the latest ZR1 is an exemplary combination of muscle, agility, and aerodynamic downforce. Already exceptional, the Corvette’s dynamic scorecard figures to make a major improvement when a new mid-engine generation makes its debut in 2019 as a 2020 model.

Chevrolet Corvette Advantages

Aggressive styling also yields aerodynamic benefits, quick on its feet in all trims, ZR1 supercar specs

Lamborghini Huracán Advantages

Drop-dead supercar good looks, mid-engine agility, serious power-to-weight, optional all-wheel drive, eminently collectible

Similarities

Both Lambo and Corvette offer plentiful power, both are true sports cars

Final Recommendation

It’s a little easier to acquire a Lamborghini than a Ferrari, but it can still entail a waiting period and the pricing limits ownership to the one-percent club. On the other hand, the Huracán delivers breathtaking performance and its rarity almost guarantees appreciation in value over the years. Compared to the Huracán, the Corvette is a bargain, delivering outstanding performance in all trims, for about a quarter of the Lamborghini’s price. Also, the latest ZR1 rates as a supercar in its own right.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette 2018 Lamborghini Huracán
Popular Powertrains
Engine 6.2-liter V8 5.2-liter V10
Horsepower 455 hp @ 6,000 rpm 602 hp @ 8,000 rpm
Torque 460 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm 413 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm
Transmission Manual 7-speed Automatic 7-speed
Fuel Economy 19 mpg (16 city, 25 hwy) 16 mpg (14 city, 19 hwy)
Also Available 460-hp 6.2L V8; 650-hp 6.2L V8; 8-spd automatic 631-hp V10, all-wheel drive
Specs
Warranty 3 years or 36,000 miles 3 years or 36,000 miles
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating Not rated 5 Stars
Max Seating Capacity 2 2
Wheelbase 106.7 inches 103.1 inches
Overall Length 176.9 inches 177.4 inches
Width 73.9 inches 75.7 inches
Height 48.8 inches 45.9 inches
Turning Diameter 37.7 ft 40.5 ft
Headroom, Front 38.0 inches 36.6 inches
Legroom, Front 43.1 inches 42.2 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 55.0 inches 53.0 inches
EPA Passenger Volume 52.0 cu. ft. 46.0 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 15.0 cu. ft. 4.0 cu. ft.

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