Dodge Viper RT/10 vs Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

Picture of Dodge Viper RT/10 (405 PS)
Picture of Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 (C4)
Category Dodge Viper RT/10Corvette ZR-1
Engine layout 8.0 l V105.7 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 405 / 400380 / 375
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 630 / 465502 / 370
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1562 / 34441584 / 3492
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 259 / 256240 / 237

Acceleration

Speed & distance Dodge Viper RT/10Corvette ZR-1
0 - 100 kph 4.6 s4.9 s
0 - 30 mph 1.7 s2.0 s
0 - 60 mph 4.3 s4.5 s
0 - 100 mph 10.5 s10.4 s
0 - 130 mph 19.0 s19.8 s
0 - 150 mph 38.3 s29.6 s
1/4 mile 12.6 s12.8 s @ 111.2 mph

General performance

Category Dodge Viper RT/10Corvette ZR-1
Top speed 281 kph (175 mph)284 kph (176 mph)
Fuel economy 13.5 l/100 km (17 mpg US / 21 UK)9.4 l/100 km (25 mpg US / 30 UK)
Lateral acceleration 0.98 g (10 m/s²)0.88 g (9 m/s²)
70 mph - 0 55 m (180 ft)48 m (159 ft)

Summary

Category Dodge Viper RT/10Corvette ZR-1
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 13211445
Total 13211445

Verdict

Corvette ZR-1 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Ray  2y 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  7y 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  7y ago

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


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196ss  7y 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  8y ago

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


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Shaggy  8y ago

Close one but it looks like the Viper wins.