Road Tests Real world tests of GranTurismo Sport vs Corvette

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Maserati GranTurismo Sport

Reasons to consider the
Maserati GranTurismo Sport

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Way more expensive sticker price $122k vs $74k Around 65% more expensive harder to own
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

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Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 13.5 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 198 mph vs 176 mph 22 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Significantly lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 4,356 lb Around 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Much bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 4,700 cc Around 50% bigger engine
More torque 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 377 ft-lb Around 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Better power-to-weight ratio 6.26 lb/hp vs 9.81 lb/hp More than 35% better power-to-weight ratio
More powerful engine 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 444 HP Around 15% stronger engine
Really great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track 1:08.70 vs 1:14.50 Around 10% great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GranTurismo Sport  vs
Corvette 
Brand Maserati Chevrolet
Price 121,500 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2011
City mileage 12 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 21 MPG 24 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 4,700 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3.3 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

GranTurismo Sport  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 176 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s 12 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:14.50 1:08.70

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.81 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 444 HP 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 377 ft-lb 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,356 lb 3,130 lb
Width 75.4 in 76 in
Height 53.3 in 49.1 in
Length 192.2 in 174.6 in
Wheelbase 115.8 in 105.7 in
Maserati GranTurismo Sport
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