Our friend Matthew Jones is the Sales Manager at McLaren Tampa Bay. As a part of Dimmitt Automotive Group, many of us drive past one of their locations on our daily commute. Even though we live in Florida’s most densely populated county, Dimmitt is the sole importer of English Supercars. That’s why you will also encounter a healthy selection of new Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Jaguar & Land Rover to peruse. Their domestic brands are Chevrolet and Cadillac, so my CTS-V is allowed to share space with royalty when it’s time for service.
Given such a wide offering of new cars for sale, it is only natural that two mid-engine V8 sports cars come face-to-face. Such is the case as we see a 2020 Corvette Stingray vs. a McLaren 570S. The American is new, and selling for well over sticker, and the Englishman has been around since 2016. All things being equal, many would never cross-shop them, but a pre-owned McLaren 570S and a new Corvette for sale are in the same ballpark.
McLaren offers 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque to the Corvette’s 495 hp and 470 lb-ft. McLaren has a 7-speed dual-clutch that offers 22 mpg. Corvette has an 8-speed for 27 mpg. McLaren offers 5 cubic feet of cargo space from the front cargo compartment. Corvette has 12.6 from the front and rear cargo holds. This space is cut in half should you remove the top, a trick the hardtop McLaren can’t perform. Corvette is heavier by 400 lbs because it has an aluminum spaceframe instead of the McLaren’s carbon fiber monocoque. Usually, we can clearly see an advantage, but both cars have much to offer. That’s why you should click the button below and choose for yourself, and allow Dimmit Automotive to put you in the car of your dreams.