In the 1986 Maserati universe, E did not stand for electric, nor economic. Not by a long shot.
If any Corvette could hang with the Europeans, it was the ZR-1.
It's kind of the opposite of a new 911 Targa.
When the NSX was first launched, it trounced the Ferrari 348. In 2002, it was up against the 360 Modena.
A car with electronics this advanced wouldn't be out of place in 2016.