The cavernous trunk, stupendous acceleration, and bolstered seats are strong points in their own right, but not everything is perfect. The key fob, for example, is shockingly cheap for a performance-oriented coupe start costs $113,540 before freight and options. Pretty much all the buttons, R-mode switches, and infotainment system don’t reflect the price tag either.
“But you know what? I still lust after this car [after all these years],” said Roman from behind the steering wheel. On the move, Tommy is much obliged to report that “it does feel rather refined” for a corner-carving and strip-slaying monster. “This is a car that I think it’ll last quite some time.”
There’s an elephant in the room, of course, and Roman couldn’t ignore it. “For $120,000-plus, you could get a 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 that will probably keep up with this.” He does have a point, and it’s also worth noting that a Neunelfer doesn’t offer a lot in terms of standard equipment.
But Chevrolet does with the eighth-generation Corvette, which is going to welcome the flat-plane crankshaft V8-engined Z06 in two months’ time with 17 more horsepower than the 600-horsepower GT-R NISMO. It’s very hard to ignore the Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock as well because not a lot of production vehicles come with drag radials from the factory. And finally, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 offers a lot of bang for the buck.