2009 C6 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2009 Nissan GT-R: Engine, Handling, and Pricing
The 2009 Chevrolet C6 Corvette and the 2009 Nissan GT-R R35 continue the legacy of two established makes' super performance sports car lines. The C6 Vette starts pricing at the $53,000 range as a convertible and the GT-R, ruled a high-performance sport coupe, at about $77,000. The Chevy sports car opens 2-doors, seats 2, and shows off a manual convertible roof with a glass rear window, while the "Godzilla" R35 is a 2-door, 4-seater. Both models offer a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty and drivetrain, roadside, and rust warranties. The 2009 Corvette C6 is offered in 7 interior and 9 exterior color chips, and the 2009 Nissan GT-R is offered with 2 interior and 6 exterior color chips.
Engine and transmission
The 2009 Corvette is quite a bit less expensive than the Nissan GT-R and offers a powerful 6.2L V8 engine, 16-valve, overhead cam with 430 HP capacity and 434 pound-feet of torque.The 2009 Nissan GT-R is offered in a 3.8L, V6 engine, 24-valve, double overhead cam and 480 HP capacity and 430 pound-feet of torque. The Corvette is offered with a 6-speed manual and an optional 6-speed shiftable automatic tranmission, and the GT-R comes standard with a 6-speed automatic manual transmission.
Comfort and fuel economy
The 2009 Corvette offers premium leather interior with bucket seating, while the GT-R sports standard leather and suede interior with bucket seating. Both models are equipped with front cup holders (and rear on the Nissan), power outside mirror adjustments for driver and passengers, cruise control and tilt-adjustable on the Corvette and tilt and telescopic steering adjustment on the 2009 Nissan GT-R. Both models offer either optional leather interior or alloy and leather interior trim.
The 2009 Nissan GT-R is a bit lengthier and heavier than the 2009 Corvette but the Corvette sports 11 cubic feet of luggage capacity while the Nissan offers 8.8 cubic feet of luggage capacity due to the fact that it is a 4-person vehicle. Both sports cars are equipped with a long list of comfort and ergonomic features.
The 2009 Corvette fuel economy is 16 miles per gallon in the city and 26 on the highway. The 2009 Nissan GT-R gets 17 miles per gallon in the city and 21 on the highway.
The 2009 Corvette sports rear-wheel drive and four-wheel independent suspension, providing better traction for inclement weather conditions. The 2009 Nissan GT-R has all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive independent suspension. The run-flat tires on both models are a wider width giving them more stable dry traction. Both models have painted alloy wheels as standard equipment.
The Corvette, known as America's only real sports car, is touted for its comparativly reasonable price, its exotic car performance, driver functionality and its fuel economy. The 2009 Nissan GT-R is known for its phenomenal acceleration, excellent handling and driving capibilities, unique "Premium Midship" chassis and low MSRP.