Picture of Corvette Z06 Z07 Package

Corvette Z06 Z07 Package

LS7 V8
512 ps (505 bhp)
637 Nm (470 lb-ft)
1394 kg (3073 lbs)
367 ps / tonne
Picture of Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia

V8
570 ps (562 bhp)
540 Nm (398 lb-ft)
1523 kg (3358 lbs)
374 ps / tonne

Lap Times 9

  Corvette Z06 Z07 Package458 Italia
Spring Mountain (Radical loop section) 1:15.151:17.99
Laguna Seca (post 1988) 1:34.431:36.22
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Club 1:20.581:20.16
Hockenheim Short 1:08.701:09.70
Folembray 0:56.330:54.39
Virginia International Raceway Grand East Course (pre 01/2014) 2:53.502:49.90
Nürburgring Nordschleife 7:22.687:38.00
Motortrend Figure-8 0:22.800:23.60
Willow Springs - Streets of Willow 1:20.431:22.30

Performance

  Corvette Z06 Z07 Package458 Italia
Top speed 323 kph (201 mph)338 kph (210 mph)
0 - 100 kph 3.6 s3.1 s
0 - 30 mph 1.6 s1.2 s
0 - 60 mph 3.5 s3.0 s
0 - 100 mph 7.5 s6.2 s
0 - 150 mph 17.0 s15.0 s
1/4 mile 11.6 s @ 126.1 mph10.8 s @ 134.2 mph
60 mph - 0 28 m (93 ft)30 m (99 ft)
70 mph - 0 43 m (141 ft)45 m (146 ft)
Lateral acceleration 1.13 g (11 m/s²)1.02 g (10 m/s²)

Summary

  Corvette Z06 Z07 Package458 Italia
Track Performance 882854
Straight line speed 765946
Total 16481800

Verdict

458 Italia is the fastest by a small margin.

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Shaggy  4y  

I still choose the Corvette.


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Fangio Man  4y  

Awww, hard decision. But I think the Corvette would be my choice.


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Flabernat  4y  

...I'll take the one one the left :)


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BR2+  4y  

...But nobody bothers to mention other cars tyres.....


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t  4y  

GT3 has been using racing tires ever since it came out in like 2001 or something!


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Karthick01  4y  

Ferrari 458 Italia wins again.


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Guest  4y  

@Monkeypop
Seems you guys are writing as other people is living on the moon.
BWI is selling shocks to Ferrari, not Delphi anymore and from 2009.
The way to change damping rate settings is patented by GM (Magneto rheological fluid changing viscosity through MF ). Than the system has accelerometers, ECU exactly as other system that employs electro-valve or something similar to change damping rate.
So my remark about common rail direct fuel injection that have the main idea patented and sold to Bosch that actually owns the rights (And well paid by Delphi to produce its own CR version)
Let me understand.
Following your mind The Corvette have borrowed CCM brakes from Ferrari ….


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Flabernat  4y  

@monkeypop
Thanks,
I hate having to constantly explain that to people.
Everyone will criticize a Corvette for using PS2 Cup tires, but never acknowledge the fact that GM pioneered an incredible new shock/damper technology. Everyone just ignores that, like it's no big deal...


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monkeypop  4y  

@guest

Ferarri buys their shocks directly from GM. It is gm technology that is still owned and manufactured by gm. Not even remotely the same as the diesel technology you are trying to compare it to. That's like saying everyone using superchargers owes credit to the first company that produced them.

Give a little credit where it is due. GM's magnetic ride control is a big advance in damper technology. Until their patent expires they own the production rights so if another company wants to use them they have to get them from gm's delphi division.


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Guest  4y  

Everyone loves to bring up the tire advantage, but fail to mention the Ferrari's transmission advantage, HP advantage

Bah both great cars but you are mixing apples with oranges. The Z06 Z07 package is by far more track oriented for suspension set-up than a 458. The ‘’hardcore ‘’version of the 458 is coming out in September.

and that it's using magnetic shocks that came from GM in the first place

All the carmakers are using ‘’common rail’’ for Diesel engines that have been originally patented by Fiat. So they are using Fiat technology ?


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Flabernat  4y  

@BR2
I know, and it's a shame. The real enthusiast know, and that's why I come here. :)
I always go to Jay Leno & Tiff Needel for a real car review. Tiff had nothing but good things to say about the C6Z06 when it first came out, I've really learned to respect him since then.
And Jay, well he just loves everything, and OWNS everything... lol


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BR2'  4y  

Omg i Know!!

Wh y is it Peoplr complain about a ZO6/ZR1 when they get a pair of good tyrs? people didnt say shite when they were being compared to a GT2/Scuderis/LP560 back in 2009, I dont understand it, All the other cars that use Competition tyres dont get this Ignorant bashing abuse, and they have BEEN using them, yet all of a sudden a Vette gets them, and they now say its not fair, or is cheating, or some other bullshite? Corvettes having been tearing it up ever since the 1st saw light, so i dont understand it.

Tyres have alays been a good way to make a car fast, and possibly the cheapest, but its kore then tyres that make a car fast.


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Flabernat  4y  

BR2, I too am surprised how many people complain about the tires used on the newest Corvettes (Z07&ZR1)
Plainly other car manufacturers use and have been using tires like that for a while, but it's only a sin if Corvette uses them, lol... Oh well

@hamcee
My point exactly. The Z06/Z07 has higher limits, but the 458Italia is easier to reach it's limits. That being said, next generation of GM's Performance-Traction-Management may change all that ;)


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Shaggy  4y  

@ BR2': I don't come onto this site to argue, I try to get along with everybody, I'm here to learn more about cars, talk with other car enthusiasts from around the world, and share my knowledge, to me, that's what this site is about.


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Hamcee  4y  

the only comments i do see on youtube is, how the GT-R is better and faster than everything else and if the GT-R actually loses in one vid, the driver sucks.

tho the z07 is a true drivers car imo.
i doubt that any hobby driver will have a chance against an 458 italia. but if u are really high skilled, it can get dirty for the italia.


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BR2'  4y  

As Long as comparisons exists, and the people that have love and/or respect for there respected car, Debating, arguing, bickerng which car is best, or fastest or whatever, is never going to stop, But im glad it doesnt, we wouldnt have sites like this one if we did.


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Shaggy  4y  

@ Flabernat: "Any real enthusiast would love the competition and stop this stupid pointless bickering"
Amen, I totally agree.


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BR2'  4y  

Everyone loves to bring up the tire advantage, but fail to mention the Ferrari's transmission advantage, HP advantage, and that it's using magnetic shocks that came from GM in the first place.

Unfortunetley, people tend to forget how much a superfast tranny can have an advantage, HP Plays a roll too.

But ever since a Corvette got nice grippy tyres(Which it has deserves) People still bitch, and its the ONLY car they bitch about, YouTube videos its like a plague.


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Flabernat  4y  

All this comparison shows is how closely these car compare on a track.

Laguna Seca proves that if any car has an edge it's the Z06/Z07, because a pro-driver will take each car to it's absolute limit.
...BUT, VIR shows that the 458Italia is much easier to control, and thus achieved a faster lap-time at the hands of novice drivers/journalists.

Everyone loves to bring up the tire advantage, but fail to mention the Ferrari's transmission advantage, HP advantage, and that it's using magnetic shocks that came from GM in the first place.

They're both great cars. Any real enthusiast would love the competition and stop this stupid pointless bickering...


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Tension  6y  

Nordschleife time of Corvette is factory claim! In a direct comparison by pro Sascha Bert the 458 was over 8 s faster than ZR1.
At Willow Springs the 458's 1:22.30 has to be compared to the Corvette's 1:24.28 while the 1:20.43 was set by pro Randy Pobst!
Looks like the 458 wins all three dry track comparisons in reality.
And then imagine how the Corvette with these MPSCup performs on wet track..!

this is crucial.