Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2016 Chevrolet CORVETTE VS 2015 Lamborghini Huracan Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2016 Chevrolet CORVETTE

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2015 Lamborghini Huracan

Safety Comparison

The Corvette has standard OnStar ®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Huracán doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Corvette and the Huracán have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and daytime running lights.

Warranty Comparison

Chevrolet pays for scheduled maintenance on the Corvette for 2 years and 24,000 miles. Chevrolet will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Lamborghini doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Huracán.

There are over 263 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Lamborghini dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Corvette’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

The Huracán’s redline is at 8500 RPM, which causes more engine wear, and a greater chance of a catastrophic engine failure. The Corvette has a 6500 to 6600 RPM redline.

Engine Comparison

The Corvette’s standard 6.2 V8 produces 47 lbs.-ft. more torque (460 vs. 413) than the Huracán’s 5.2 DOHC V10. The Corvette’s optional 6.2 V8 produces 52 lbs.-ft. more torque (465 vs. 413) than the Huracán’s 5.2 DOHC V10. The Corvette Z06’s standard 6.2 supercharged V8 produces 48 more horsepower (650 vs. 602) and 237 lbs.-ft. more torque (650 vs. 413) than the Huracán’s 5.2 DOHC V10.

In a Car and Driver race course test, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe was clocked 2.9 seconds faster than the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Coupe (184.6 sec. vs. 187.5 sec.).

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Corvette Z06 Auto S.C. V8 gets better highway fuel mileage than the Huracán LP610-4 Coupe Auto (23 hwy vs. 20 hwy).

An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Corvette’s fuel efficiency. The Huracán doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Chevrolet Corvette uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The Huracán requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Corvette Z07’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Huracán:

Corvette Z07

Huracán

Front Rotors

15.5 inches

15 inches

Rear Rotors

15.3 inches

14 inches

The Corvette stops much shorter than the Huracán:

Corvette

Huracán

80 to 0 MPH

174 feet

195 feet

Road & Track

70 to 0 MPH

128 feet

144 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

91 feet

104 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Corvette Z06’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Huracán (F:285/30R19 & R:335/25R20 vs. F:245/30R20 & R:305/30R20).

The Corvette Z06’s 335/25R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 25 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Huracán’s 30 series tires.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the Corvette can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Huracán doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Corvette’s wheelbase is 3.6 inches longer than on the Huracán (106.7 inches vs. 103.1 inches).

The Corvette’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (50% to 50%) than the Huracán’s (41.7% to 58.3%). This gives the Corvette more stable handling and braking.

The Corvette Z06 Coupe handles at 1.19 G’s, while the Huracán LP610-4 Coupe pulls only 1.01 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Corvette Z06 Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Huracán LP610-4 Coupe (22.3 seconds @ 1.06 average G’s vs. 23 seconds @ .98 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Corvette Stingray Coupe is quieter than the Huracán LP610-4 Coupe:

Corvette

Huracán

At idle

55 dB

55 dB

Full-Throttle

91 dB

95 dB

70 MPH Cruising

69 dB

80 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

The Corvette has 6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Huracán (52 vs. 46).

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Corvette Coupe has a much larger trunk than the Huracán Coupe (15 vs. 4 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

The Corvette Auto offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Huracán doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

When two different drivers share the Corvette, the optional memory system makes it convenient for both. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle. The Huracán doesn’t offer a memory system.

The Corvette’s optional easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Huracán doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Corvette’s front power windows open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Huracán’s power windows’ switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Corvette has standard extendable sun visors. The Huracán doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Corvette’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The Huracán’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

The Corvette’s optional rear and side view mirrors have an automatic dimming feature. These mirrors can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Huracán doesn’t offer the luxury of automatic dimming mirrors.

Optional air conditioned seats in the Corvette keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The Huracán doesn’t offer air conditioned seats.

To help keep the driver’s hands on the wheel, the Corvette has standard steering wheel controls for the radio. The Huracán doesn’t offer steering wheel audio controls.

Recommendations Comparison

The Chevrolet Corvette has won recognition from these important consumer publications:

Corvette

Huracán

Consumer Reports® Recommends

TRUE

n/a

Kiplinger’s Award

TRUE

FALSE

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Corvette first among midsize premium sporty cars in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Huracán isn’t in the top three.

Both the Corvette Coupe and Convertible are ranked first in their classes and received the 2015 “Total Quality Award.” The Huracán is not ranked.

The Corvette was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 12 of the last 18 years. The Huracán has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

The Corvette was selected by Automobile Magazine as their 2014 Car of the Year. The Huracán has never been chosen.

A group of representative automotive journalists from North America selected the Corvette as the 2014 North American Car of the Year. The Huracán has never been chosen.

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