McLaren Mercedes SLR vs Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Picture of Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6)
Picture of McLaren Mercedes SLR
Category Corvette Z06McLaren Mercedes SLR
Engine layout 7.0 l V85.4 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 512 / 505626 / 617
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 637 / 470780 / 575
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1446 / 31881735 / 3825
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 354 / 349361 / 356
Average price €83,000€441,000

Acceleration (mph)

Speed & distance Corvette Z06McLaren Mercedes SLR
0 - 30 mph 1.6 s1.4 s
0 - 40 mph 2.2 s2.1 s
0 - 50 mph 2.7 s2.8 s
0 - 60 mph 3.4 s3.5 s
0 - 70 mph 4.4 s4.3 s
0 - 80 mph 5.3 s5.2 s
0 - 90 mph 6.4 s6.3 s
0 - 100 mph 7.6 s7.4 s
Est. 0 - 130 mph 13.6 s12.5 s
0 - 150 mph 17.1 s16.9 s
Est. 0 - 170 mph 27.7 s19.7 s
1/4 mile 11.4 s11.5 s @ 126.1 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 18.9 s @ 152.2 mph17.9 s @ 156.6 mph
1 mile 29.3 s @ 174.6 mph28.4 s @ 181.2 mph

Acceleration (kph)

Speed & distance Corvette Z06McLaren Mercedes SLR
0 - 50 kph 1.9 s1.8 s
0 - 100 kph 3.9 s3.7 s
0 - 160 kph 7.9 s7.6 s
0 - 200 kph 11.8 s10.7 s
0 - 250 kph 19.0 s18.6 s
0 - 300 kph 41.8 s30.6 s
1000 m 22.0 s20.5 s @ 269.0 kph

Braking distance

Speed Corvette Z06McLaren Mercedes SLR
100 kph - 0 34 m (112 ft)35 m (114 ft)
200 kph - 0 146 m (479 ft)138 m (452 ft)
60 mph - 0 30 m (100 ft)31 m (103 ft)
70 mph - 0 44 m (144 ft)49 m (161 ft)
100 mph - 0 86 m (283 ft)91 m (300 ft)

General performance

Category Corvette Z06McLaren Mercedes SLR
Top speed 320 kph (199 mph)334 kph (208 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.70 g (7 m/s²)0.80 g (8 m/s²)
Lateral acceleration 1.06 g (10 m/s²)0.98 g (10 m/s²)

Summary

Category Corvette Z06McLaren Mercedes SLR
Track Performance 493486
Straight line speed 30793150
Total 35723636

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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hostboy  11m ago

SEXY METRICS GANG!

Z06, advertised@505hp, actual power measured@610hp (high-revving 7.0L n/a V8)
SLR, advertised@617hp, actual power measured@689hp (high-revving 5.4L s/c V8 with 0.9 bar/boost)

Both cars make more power than claimed, but the Z06 makes over 100 hp more than claimed versus the SLR at around 70 more than claimed. Not to mention there is AN 851-POUND GAP between these two beauties (in this simulation)!

BUT there is a catch... the Z06 does make almost 550 hp with factory cats and exactly 610 hp with a straight pipe exhaust system.

The two cars are even equal on the track, which is impressive considering the SLR's age and weight AND transmission! The SLR was far more track-ready than I originally thought.

Also, in my estimations, the Z06 is 1/10th of a second quicker to 300kph than the SLR ;-)

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hostboy  1y ago

Z06 may be barely slower, but its "refinement" will never match that of the SLR. That's what matters. Compared to ANYTHING from Germany, the Corvette and Viper are kit cars. I hate to break this to you, but their crappy quality is why they're cheaper, and by the time both cars reach 30,000 miles, the clear significant winner will be the German car.

Forget about any AMG, a 2003-04 911 GT2 from the 996 era (and even then, the 996's logic Vettequivalent is the C5) is going to stump the C6 Z06 in MOST drag races. It's not all about sheer power, but how the power is refined.

Cars made with a main focus on dragstrips or race tracks without any luxurious materials added to it are BASICALLY kit cars. That's why you see people swapping LS-series small-block engines, almost never AMG engines.


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the real sg  10y ago

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Karthick01  10y ago

No Suprise


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Anonymous  14y ago

I know i know, but my Z06 is so awesome, from 0-200 that is lol


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Anonymous  14y ago

Its actually $381,000 cheaper!!, but yes i agree it should say that, but i think the reason it says that is because of its 0-186mph time, which is a 10s difference.


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Anonymous  14y ago

It should say barely faster, and i feel great owning a Z06 that is $300,000 cheaper than the 722 and just as fast.