Don't listen to the haters--they're probably trying to justify their $90,000 Cayman or $120,000 911. For less than $60,000 (assuming you find a non-evil dealer) you can get a new 2014 Stingray with the Z51 package and the magneto-rheological dampers that'll run with a 911 Carrera S (and run away from the Cayman) on a lonely canyon road. Of course, speed isn't everything--there is the matter of refinement, comfort, and style.
Does the Stingray compete on those other, more subjective fronts? Watch and find out.