Road Tests Real world tests of Impreza WRX STI vs Corvette

0-60mph

Top speed

Impreza WRX STI
158 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Subaru Impreza WRX STI

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI vs the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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Faster top speed 198 mph vs 158 mph 40 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 3.6 s vs 5 s Around 30% faster to 60mph
Faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 13.5 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Way more more powerful engine 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 296 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 70% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 2,457 cc More than 2.8x bigger engine
Way more expensive sticker price $74k vs $30k Around 2.5x more expensive harder to own
Significantly more torque 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 300 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM More than 55% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 6.26 lb/hp vs 11.21 lb/hp Around 45% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Impreza WRX STI  vs
Corvette 
Brand Subaru Chevrolet
Price 30,000 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2011
City mileage 17 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 24 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 2,457 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders Flat 4 V8
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,319 lb 3,130 lb
Width 70.7 in 76 in
Height 57.9 in 49.1 in
Length 180.3 in 174.6 in
Wheelbase 103.3 in 105.7 in

road tests

Impreza WRX STI  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 158 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s 12 s
0-60mph 5 s 3.6 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.21 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 296 HP @ 6,000 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 300 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 457/? 216 285/30 19
Rear wheels 457/? 216 510/30 20
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