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Compare the2024 Ferrari 296VS 2024 Chevrolet Corvette

2024 Ferrari 296
2024 Chevrolet Corvette

Safety

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Both the 296 and the Corvette have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

Warranty

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The 296 comes with a full 3-year/unlimited-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes free 24-hour roadside assistance. The Corvette’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

The 296’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Corvette’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Ferrari pays for scheduled maintenance on the 296 for 7 years and unlimited miles. Ferrari will pay for oil changes, air filter replacements, cabin filter replacement, brake fluid replacement, inspections, and any other required maintenance. Chevrolet only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the Corvette.

Reliability

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For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the 296 has an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of some of the engines in the Corvette.

Engine

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The 296’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid produces 329 more horsepower (819 vs. 490) and 81 lbs.-ft. more torque (546 vs. 465) than the Corvette’s standard 6.2 V8. The 296’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid produces 324 more horsepower (819 vs. 495) and 76 lbs.-ft. more torque (546 vs. 470) than the Corvette Z51’s standard 6.2 V8. The 296’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid produces 164 more horsepower (819 vs. 655) than the Corvette E-Ray’s standard 6.2 V8 hybrid. The 296’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid produces 149 more horsepower (819 vs. 670) and 86 lbs.-ft. more torque (546 vs. 460) than the Corvette Z06’s standard 5.5 DOHC V8.

As tested in Car and Driver the Ferrari 296 is faster than the Chevrolet Corvette:

296

Corvette Z51

Corvette E-Ray

Zero to 60 MPH

2.4 sec

2.8 sec

2.5 sec

Quarter Mile

9.7 sec

11.2 sec

10.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

150 MPH

122 MPH

128 MPH

Top Speed

190 MPH

184 MPH

183 MPH

In a Road and Track race course test, the Ferrari 296 Assetto Fiorano GTB was clocked 1.9 seconds faster than the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Coupe (77.2 sec. vs. 79.1 sec.).

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the 296 running on electricity gets better mileage than the Corvette:

MPGe

296

RWD

Electric Motor

45 city/49 hwy

Corvette

MPG

RWD

5.5 DOHC V8

12 city/21 hwy

Carbon Aero 5.5 DOHC V8

12 city/19 hwy

6.2 OHV V8

16 city/25 hwy

Z51 6.2 OHV V8

16 city/25 hwy

AWD

E-Ray 6.2 V8 Hybrid

16 city/24 hwy

On the EPA test cycle the 296 running its gasoline engine gets better mileage than the Corvette:

MPG

296

RWD

3.0 turbo V6 Hybrid

15 city/21 hwy

Corvette

RWD

5.5 DOHC V8

12 city/21 hwy

Carbon Aero 5.5 DOHC V8

12 city/19 hwy

The 296 can travel with zero emissions for 7 miles. The Corvette can’t move without running its internal combustion engine.

Regenerative brakes improve the 296’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Corvette doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the 296’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. If the conditions warrant or the driver wishes, the system can be manually disabled at any time for the duration of a trip. The Corvette doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the 296’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Corvette:

296

Corvette

Front Rotors

15.7 inches

12.6 inches

Rear Rotors

14.2 inches

13.3 inches

The 296’s brakes have 40% more swept area (the area covered by the brake pads) than the Corvette (898.9 vs. 640 square inches), so the 296 has more braking power available.

The 296 stops much shorter than the Corvette:

296

Corvette

70 to 0 MPH

130 feet

152 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels

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For better ride, handling and brake cooling the 296 has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch front wheels are standard on the Corvette.

Passenger Space

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The 296 has 10 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Corvette (61 vs. 51).

Ergonomics

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The 296’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Corvette’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the 296 has standard adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Corvette doesn’t offer cornering lights.

Recommendations

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Road and Track performed a comparison test in its February 2024 issue and the Ferrari 296 Assetto Fiorano GTB won out over the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Coupe.

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