Dodge Viper RT/10 vs Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

Picture of Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 (C4)
Picture of Dodge Viper RT/10 (405 PS)
Category Corvette ZR-1Dodge Viper RT/10
Max power (ps / bhp) 380 / 375405 / 400
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 502 / 370630 / 465
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1571 / 34631488 / 3280
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 242 / 239272 / 269

Performance

Category Corvette ZR-1Dodge Viper RT/10
0 - 100 kph 4.9 s4.6 s
1/4 mile 12.8 s @ 111.2 mph12.6 s
Top speed 284 kph (176 mph)266 kph (165 mph)

Summary

Category Corvette ZR-1Dodge Viper RT/10
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 278282
Total 278282

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Ray  8m ago

The Viper would have killed it in a stoplight match 385 tq on the Vette to 465 tq Viper, also the V10 starts hitting that peak torque at 3800 rpm while the hp keeps climbing up to 6,000 rpm.

On the track however the ZR1 might dance around the Viper! Though the Viper was made for the track the Corvette ZR1 was much more refined. I still would have loved to see them head to head! Both are amazing cars!


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196ss  6y ago

@Shaggy
ZR-1 received 405 hp engine since 1993.
http://vettefacts.com/C4/1993.aspx
But if you have 1993 405hp ZR-1 vs same year Viper comparison that would be even more interesting, since they would be closer in performance aspect.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@196ss: The '92 ZR-1 had 405 horsepower.


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196ss  6y ago

In Car & Driver March 1992 issue was short 375hp ZR1 vs 1992 Viper RT/10 comparison. Does anyone have it? Or may be someone can provide a link if it exists in internet.


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Shaggy  7y ago

Exact same 0-60 time but the Viper is a full second quicker in the 1/4 mile.


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Shaggy  7y ago

Close one but it looks like the Viper wins.