New Vette Zr1 Put To The Test
Well lets get these tests on:
Challenge 1- ZR1-v- new '08 Dodge Viper
The new upgraded Viper looked pretty good & deserving from that huge 8.3 litre V10. Lets compare:
Power: ZR1: 620bhp Viper: 600bhp
Torque: ZR1: 595lb-ft Viper: 560lb-gt
Weight: ZR1: 1519kg (3350lbs) Viper: 1565kg (3450lbs)
So the new Corvette seems to be better in every way with 20 more bhp, 35 more lb-ft & 46kg lighter. I actually think it can be classified as a supercar seeing as I think it can be rivals with the car in the next challenge.
Challenge 2: ZR1-v-Porsche Carrera GT
Pretty sexy super/hypercar but with hella less torque & a top speed of a look-alike limited top speed of 205mph, I thought it would be a lot better. Performance stats:
Power: ZR1: 620bhp CGT: 605bhp
Torque: ZR1: 595lb-ft CGT:437 lb.ft
Hopefully they can post 0-60mph times & top speed figures soon but then again, the ZR1 was designed & has the torque of a muscle car & muscle cars tend to be slow, like the Mustang, a bit more power than the prevoius M3 but it's top speed is 150mph & the M3 without the limiter, could possibly do >170mph.
What do you think? Can this muscle/supercar mix in with 1 of the best known supercars in the business or will it end up like previous powerhouse muscle cars?