WTOP car comparison: Bargain supercars

Can buying an extremely fast car be a practical decision? Maybe, because the new year brings some relative bargains. This time in the WTOP Car Comparison, we have a fun pair of winners.

 

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Price: $68,990 as driven (estimated)

Lots of excitement surrounds the 2020 Corvette — which will, for the first time, have its engine behind the front seats, in an evolutionary leap.

But lots of 2019 front-engine Corvettes remain, and getting a deal on one shouldn’t be hard. Car and Driver reported finding discounts of up to $16,000 last month.

The Grand Sport represents the sweet spot in the outgoing Corvette lineup, and features plenty of power along with upgraded brake and suspension parts, making it a terrific handler as well.

Also, this is your last chance to get a manual transmission in a Corvette, with the model making the shift to automatic-only in 2020.

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Price: $88,410 as driven

Chrysler brands’ discounts have been the biggest in a decade, according to Bloomberg. That’s good news for those interested in a leftover 2019 Dodge Challenger – even the high-powered Hellcat.

Dodge’s website promises a discount of $7,970 on a Hellcat Redeye Widebody.

It offers otherworldly acceleration thanks to its 797 horsepower engine, but also provides plenty of room for five people and a comfortable ride.

The wide-body package allows for wider tires and much needed grip.

The Challenger’s inner headlight is actually an air intake that helps the powerful motor breathe.

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