Is there a more iconic sports car than the Chevy Corvette? Perhaps not, but how many people consider the Corvette a supercar? Throughout history, perhaps not, but with the change to a mid-engine vehicle, the 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible has certainly come to play. We thought we’d see just how well it measures up to our favorite convertible – the 2020 McLaren 720S Spider – by pitting them against one another in a side-by-side comparison. How do you think the battle is going to go?
|2020 McLaren 720S Spider||Vs||2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible|
|710 HP||Horsepower||490 HP|
|568 lb-ft.||Torque||465 lb-ft.|
|212 mph||Top Speed||184 mph|
|2.9 s||0-60 mph||<2.9s|
If you guessed that it’d be pretty one-sided, you’d be right. Although the Corvette has been transformed for the new model year, it’s still not quite on the same level as the McLaren 720S Spider. Let’s work through the table to see where the Corvette Stingray Convertible might be able to redeem itself. We started off with power ratings, the obvious place to start, first with horsepower in the top row. Right out the gate, you can see how things are going to go for the Chevy legend, as it gives up 220 horsepower to the 720S Spider.
While things improve in the second row, where we turned to torque, it’s not quite enough. The Stingray Convertible still gives up 103 pound-feet of torque to the McLaren supercar. In the second half, we turned instead to performance, but top speed is not where the Chevy icon gets its reprieve as the McLaren can surpass its top speed by 28 miles per hour.
However, according to Chevy, when equipped with the Z51 performance package, the traditional Chevy Corvette Stingray is capable of accelerating from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, which matches the 720S Spider. That number does not apply to the Stingray Convertible, however, so we can assume it might be a bit slower – even more so without the Z51 package. If you’re interested in bringing home a 2020 McLaren 720S Spider of your own, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at McLaren Chicago today!