Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI

Picture of Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6)
Picture of Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI (Mk I)
Category Corvette Z06Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI
Max power (ps / bhp) 512 / 505525 / 518
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 637 / 470530 / 391
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1437 / 31681656 / 3651
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 356 / 351317 / 313

Acceleration

Speed & distance Corvette Z06Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI
0 - 100 kph 3.9 s3.7 s
0 - 200 kph 11.8 s11.8 s
0 - 250 kph 19.0 s20.1 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 7.9 s8.1 s
Est. 200 - 300 kph 29.4 s26.9 s
0 - 60 mph 3.4 s3.4 s
0 - 100 mph 7.6 s7.6 s
0 - 150 mph 17.7 s18.9 s
1/4 mile 11.4 s11.5 s

General performance

Category Corvette Z06Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI
Top speed 320 kph (199 mph)316 kph (196 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.70 g (7 m/s²)0.83 g (8 m/s²)
Lateral acceleration 1.01 g (10 m/s²)1.00 g (10 m/s²)
60 mph - 0 33 m (108 ft)29 m (96 ft)
70 mph - 0 47 m (153 ft)47 m (153 ft)

Summary

Category Corvette Z06Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI
Track Performance 12641254
Straight line speed 12941350
Total 25582605

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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BR2+  7y ago

Ill take the ZO6, R8s wonderfull in everyway, But Z is more my kinda car.


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saxy  7y ago

lol the comparison is completely ruined by 1 very wet laptime.


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rxbkrs  11y ago

The Z06 may generate 512 PS from 7 liters, BUT its got loads of torque.


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E  11y ago

Ha, he referenced the badge on the hood as "evidence" saying which car is superior.


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Apathy  11y ago

I also want to put what is hopefully the final nail in the "which engine is heavier and bigger" coffin really quick.

Here is a photo of a Ford small block V8 (which has nearly identical dimensions to the LS7) next to a 4.6l DOHC Ford Intec motor (out of an 01 cobra).

500x500m


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Apathy  11y ago

And before you even say that OHV push rod motors are old technology; you should know that OHC engines were designed before OHV motors. Yes, that's right, OHC is technically older technology.

Disclaimer: I'm not saying either engine design is superior to the other or vice-versa.


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Apathy  11y ago

"7.0 litter and that is huge even for a american car muscle."

"...but to do soo they dont think they only add more displacement more engine more more weight..."

I'm going to have to stop you right there. The 7.0l LS7 in the corvette is lighter than the V10 in the Audi. How is that possible you might ask? Well, the LS7 is an OHV motor, which is far more compact than a DOHC design, and as a result the LS7 has smaller overall dimensions.

Before you say that isn't possible, consider this: Displacement doesn't necessarily dictate the exterior dimensions of an engine. Did you know that the 7.0L LS7 has the same overall dimensions as GM's 4.8l vortec V8? In fact, the LS7 has been bored and stroked out to 500ci, that's roughly 8.2 liters.

If you still don't believe me, search for the dry or fully dressed weight of an LS7. It's roughly 450lbs fully dressed. That's incredibly light.

The rest of your argument is full of wholes too. The Z06 makes less power than the V10 R8, but is still faster. It's also lighter, go figure.

You know what I think? I think you don't know what you are talking about, you really like the R8, and you can't handle the fact that it's slower than the Z06. Get over it.
How close am I? lol.


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mynameishugh  11y ago

i dont really see why audi is weaker. audi as a v 10 powering the same horsepower that the vette, but listen the vette is a front engine v8 7.0 litter and that is huge even for a american car muscle. audi is 5.2 litter v10 and devellops the same power, and has no turbo or supercharger, and you still can enjoy the ride of the exclusiveness of a middle engine car. and have that audi badge at the front that is more than everything. still, the corvette is raccy but the audi is class. and that is what price says. in one hand the race prototype vette and the other the classic european superior in every way of estectics to design to enginering capabilities. audi is cleary 20 years ahead of corvette, that only puts more horses on their cars to destroy and ruin the european fastest cars, but to do soo they dont think they only add more displacement more engine more more weight...


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Derrick  11y ago

well yeah new audi r8 is still slower than z06 and thats a fact as we see. So whi should i pay almost 2x more to get still slower sportscar???? Kind of a funny or what audi fans???


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Anonymous  12y ago

I do fint that a bit strange.


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E  12y ago

Wet laps should be excluded by default IMO.


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rxbkrs  12y ago

The option "Exclude wet laps" is missing...


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Anonymous  12y ago

How is the ZO6 faster on a Wet track (SportAuto Wet Handling Test), but slower on a dry track (Top Gear Track) than the R8 is in a Damp?


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Blaze  12y ago

Who said this is supoused to rival the ZR1/GT2, the R8 V8 is comparable to the Corvette C6 Z51, they're even in hp, not in weight bu the AWD help it, now, the R8 V10 is comparable with the Z06 with again, nearly the same hp and even more disparity in weight haha, but still the AWD helped make things even.


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Anonymous  12y ago

Chevrolet.


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Anonymous  12y ago

Audi.


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BumRush  12y ago

There pretty much even, but the straightline of the Vette is a lil faster. I am (Kinda) surprised the V10 isnt much faster though, Which one would you take?


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Anonymous  12y ago

Now should the v10 powered R8 not kick the vettes ass, i mean they did not put a V10 in this for nothing did they?


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Anonymous  12y ago

Wasnt this supposed to be a ZR1/GT2 Rival?