Pictured here on 7th Avenue, this no-nonsense American exotic holds its own against Europe’s finest for considerably less coin. In fact, the only cars on the market to offer equal or better performance for the dollar are GM sister vehicles like Camaro SS and Cadillac CTS-V. This Blade Silver Metallic Z06 features a 7.0L V8 with 505 HP, a 75 pony boost from the standard Corvette. But beyond jump in power and displacement, the Z06 utilizes an alluminum chassis that is 136 pounds lighter than the steel set-up used in the base model. Coupled in with other weight savers like balsa wood/carbon fiber composite floors, magnesium alloy engine cradle and titanium alloy connecting, the roughly $73,000 Z06 weighs just 3,132 pounds (weight to power ratio of 6.2 pounds per hp). Not to say that spec sheets tell the whole story, but a nearly $188,000 Ferrari F430 features less power (483 HP) and weighs more (3,196 pounds). You simply can’t beat that grins per dollar proposition.