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Face to face: Ferrari 599 Coupe 6.0 V12 HGTE 2dr vs. Corvette C6 Coupe 6.2 V8 2dr

September 18, 2010 by - Automotive Editor

Comparisons between the car Ferrari 599 Coupe 6.0 and the Corvette C6 Coupe. We’ll compare price, engine performance, physical features, and safe features.

Corvette C6 Coupe

Sports cars are in demand choices for car buyers who love speed. Beside its power capability, sports cars are also elegant and classy. They can be used for social gatherings and similar events. Two of the most popular sports cars of the present are the Ferrari 599 Coupe 6.0 V12 HGTE 2dr and the Corvette C6 Coupe 6.2 V8 2dr. These vehicles are usually compared by experts as well as car buyers. Their comparisons are based on the following criteria:


1. Price range

Both of these sport cars are quite expensive but the Ferrari Coupe costs far more than the Corvette. The price of the Ferrari 599 Coupe 6.0 V12 HGTE 2dr is around $343,506.78 while the Corvette has a market price of $74, 484.83. The price difference between the two vehicles is relatively large.

2. Engine performance

The Ferrari 599 has a 6.0 litre V12 engine. It has an acceleration capacity of 0-62 mph within 3.7 seconds. Its recorded fuel economy is 13.3 mpg. It has a semi-automatic transmission that allows fast gear shifting and greater speed capacity.

The Corvette C6 Coupe has a 6.2 litre V8 engine. It has a 425lb ft pulling power and 436bhp rating. It has a manual transmission with a mileage of 15/25 mpg. It only takes 4.2 seconds to reach 0-62 mph.
In this particular feature, the Ferrari 599 has more powerful and larger engine compared to the Corvette C6 Coupe.

3. Physical features

The Ferrari 599 Coupe 6.0 V12 HGTE 2dr has a roomy space that can accommodate 2 bulky occupants. The lay-out of its interiors provides a sensible control and switchgear position that allows the driver to see the full view of the road. Its steering condition is light and the car can be easily parked.

The Corvette C6 Coupes also possess adequate interior space to accommodate the driver and a passenger. In addition to this, the two leather seats are electrically adjustable. Its dashboard is simple and the lay out provides the driver a clearer view of the road. The Corvette also boasts of its keyless entry and push button starting capability.

When it comes to physical features, the Ferrari 599 Coupe and the Corvette C6 Coupe are almost as convenient for two occupants. There are no significant differences, thus earns them the reputation as an ideal 2 occupant car.

4. Safety features

According to Ferrari, the body of the 599 Coupe is strong and stiff enough that it no longer need lateral airbags. The vehicle has the face-saving airbags, pre-tension capable seatbelts, and all the traction that prevents crashing. The 599 coupe also passed the pedestrian-protection requirements and boasts of its high technology braking aids.
The Corvette C6 Coupe on the other hand has complete airbags such as passenger, driver, and side airbags. It also has pre-tensioned belts and traction control mechanisms. The lane departure warning system however is not yet present but the vehicle is secured by an electronic stability program.

When it comes to safety, the Corvette C6 Coupe proves to be a more safety vehicle compared to the Ferrari 599 given that these cars are built to run at very high speeds.

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