Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2018 Chevrolet CORVETTE VS 2018 Aston Martin Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2018 Chevrolet CORVETTE

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2018 Aston Martin

Safety Comparison

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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 DB11 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 DB11 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, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

Warranty Comparison

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Chevrolet’s powertrain warranty covers the Corvette 2 years longer than Aston Martin covers the DB11. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the DB11 ends after only 3 years.

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 (up to 2 oil changes). Aston Martin doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the DB11.

There are over 81 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Aston Martin dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Corvette’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

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The Corvette Z06 has a more powerful engine than the DB11:

 

Horsepower

Torque

Corvette Z06 6.2 supercharged V8

650 HP

650 lbs.-ft.

DB11 4.0 turbo V8

503 HP

516 lbs.-ft.

DB11 5.2 turbo V12

600 HP

516 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the Corvette Z06 is faster than the Aston Martin DB11 V12 (automatics tested):

 

Corvette

DB11

Zero to 60 MPH

3 sec

3.6 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

6.8 sec

7.8 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

3.2 sec

4.4 sec

Quarter Mile

11.1 sec

11.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

127 MPH

125 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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On the EPA test cycle the Corvette Z06 Auto gets better fuel mileage than the DB11 V12 (13 city/23 hwy vs. 13 city/22 hwy).

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Chevrolet Corvette uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The DB11 requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Corvette has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The DB11 doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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The Corvette Z06/Grand Sport offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The DB11 doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

The Corvette stops much shorter than the DB11:

 

Corvette

DB11

 

70 to 0 MPH

128 feet

158 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

90 feet

105 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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For better traction, the Corvette Z06/Grand Sport’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the DB11 (F:285/30R19 & R:335/25R20 vs. F:255/40R20 & R:295/35R20).

The Corvette’s standard 245/35R19 front and 285/30R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the DB11’s 40 series front and 35 series rear tires. The Corvette Z06/Grand Sport’s 285/30R19 front and 335/25R20 rear tires have a lower 30 series front and 25 series rear profile than the DB11’s 40 series front and 35 series rear 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 DB11 doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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The Corvette Z06 Coupe handles at 1.19 G’s, while the DB11 pulls only .94 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Corvette Z06 Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.6 seconds quicker than the DB11 (22.3 seconds @ 1.06 average G’s vs. 23.9 seconds @ .84 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Corvette’s turning circle is .8 feet tighter than the DB11’s (37.7 feet vs. 38.5 feet).

Chassis Comparison

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The Chevrolet Corvette may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 550 to 600 pounds less than the Aston Martin DB11.

The Corvette is 9.7 inches shorter than the DB11, making the Corvette easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The Corvette Coupe has a much larger trunk than the DB11 (15 vs. 9.9 cubic feet).

With its convertible body style, valet key and remote trunk release lockout, the Corvette offers cargo security. The DB11’s non-lockable remote release defeats cargo security.

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Corvette. The DB11 doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics Comparison

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The Corvette Auto has a standard 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 DB11 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Corvette’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The DB11 does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The Corvette offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The DB11 doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

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 DB11 doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Corvette’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The DB11’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

Recommendations Comparison

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Chevrolet Corvette, based on reliability, safety and performance.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Corvette second among midsize premium sporty cars in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The DB11 isn’t in the top three.

The Corvette was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 13 of the last 20 years. The DB11 has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

The Corvette was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” for 5 of the last 13 years. The DB11 has never been an “All Star.”

The Corvette was selected by Automobile Magazine as their 2014 Car of the Year. The DB11 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 DB11 has never been chosen.

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