Porsche Carrera GT vs Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Picture of Porsche Carrera GT
Picture of Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Category Porsche Carrera GTCorvette ZR1
Engine layout 5.7 l V106.2 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 612 / 604647 / 638
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 590 / 435819 / 604
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1404 / 30951528 / 3369
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 436 / 430424 / 418

Performance

Category Porsche Carrera GTCorvette ZR1
Top speed 334 kph (208 mph)334 kph (208 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.4 s1.5 s
0 - 50 kph 1.7 s1.6 s
0 - 80 kph 3.0 s3.1 s
0 - 100 kph 3.5 s3.2 s
0 - 130 kph 5.2 s5.0 s
0 - 200 kph 10.2 s10.3 s
0 - 250 kph 17.2 s17.4 s
0 - 300 kph 34.2 s32.6 s
0 - 60 mph 3.5 s3.3 s
0 - 100 mph 6.5 s6.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 7.9 s @ 106.3 mph7.6 s @ 106.9 mph
1/4 mile 11.0 s11.2 s @ 130.5 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 18.5 s @ 159.1 mph18.2 s @ 158.4 mph
Est. 1 mile 29.6 s @ 180.8 mph29.1 s @ 181.4 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 6.8 s7.1 s
Est. 200 - 300 kph 23.8 s22.3 s
Est. max acceleration 0.84 g (8 m/s²)0.97 g (10 m/s²)
100 kph - 0 36 m (117 ft)32 m (104 ft)
60 mph - 0 31 m (101 ft)28 m (91 ft)
70 mph - 0 44 m (145 ft)43 m (142 ft)
Lateral acceleration 0.99 g (10 m/s²)1.10 g (11 m/s²)

Summary

Category Porsche Carrera GTCorvette ZR1
Track Performance 383398
Straight line speed 20522214
Total 24352612

Verdict

Corvette ZR1 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Shaggy  5y ago

The corvette won, there's no contesting that.


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saxy  6y ago

I'd take the Carrera GT over the ZR1 any day


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racerns  7y ago

@saxy Both the GT and ZR1 orginally came with PS2 tires except ZR1's were run flats. The ZR1's Ring time on the PS2's (7:26) is faster than the GT's. Also the orginal (PS2) Hockenhiem time was 1:09.7 which was on an '09 before they added the PTM in '10.

While I agree the new cup tires help with cornering and braking, they really do little to improve off the line, as I have run both on my ZR1. They need some heat in them get sticky. All the best stock acceleration time are still from cars on the PS2s.


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saxy  7y ago

The ZR1 used to be so much slower with its original tires. The cup tires made it so much faster off the line, in the bends and in the braking zones.

Well, if you put on the same tires on the Carrera GT, guess what? That's why old cars were so much slower off the line, like the Mclaren F1, etc.

However, comparing an old car with a new is really pointless. Extreme example is a Honda accord would smoke a Aston Db5. A realtively cheap hatchback will smoke Ferraris from the 80s


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Anonymous  11y ago

The Vette did do 0-60 in 3.3 you retard. Not every test on every car gets the same results. You can't just pick the one that got 3.7 because it is slower and you like the Carrera GT. You pick the fastest recorded for a legit source for both cars and compare.


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Anonymous  11y ago

But when a tuner like Underground Racing sets all kinds of records with its twin turbo Lambo, it that strething the power curve a little to much, i mean any tuner can go nuts.


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nitrostreet  11y ago

Yeah, some people don't seem to grasp the fact that any car can be built to outrun any other car, (some more easily than others) and although I think some of the cars on here I personally feel might stretch the factory production street car definition a little, I can also see that it is very hard to say this is the line, or that is the line.


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BumRush  11y ago

I Do Not!! Hate Tuners, I love them infact, But what i hate is when people compare STOCK cars, to TUNED ones, thats what i hate.


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Anonymous  11y ago

Bumrust hates tuners like Lingenfelter or Hennessey so do not mention that name again.


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nitrostreet  11y ago

Better tell that to Lingenfelter
http://www.lingenfelter.com/engine-packages/corvette-1990-2010/c6-z06-ls7-2006-2010
He's got 7.0 liter supercharged or turbocharged engine packages up to 800 HP, and can build 1100+ HP(rear wheel) packages, too, on a custom basis.
You can have them build your Vette, or buy the parts and do it yourself.
Lingenfelters been building tuner Vettes for 30 years.


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Nick  11y ago

Ummm...@ the anonymous 2 posts before me.

The cylinder walls on the Z06 are too thin to withstand boost, which is why they took the 6.2 out of the base model and put it in the ZR1. So you can't really "slap one on" the Z06. After you had custom internals made, installed the suprcharger, got the car tuned, and paid labor hours, it would have been MUCH more cheaper to buy a ZR1.


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Anonymous  11y ago

the carrera gt's top speed is 334kph it was tested on the nardo test track


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Anonymous  11y ago

Porsche had better engineers when they made the 959, which is still better than the Carrera GT. Funny thing is anyone can supercharge a Vette and a supercherged Z06 would be even faster than the ZR1 for less money! Gotta love 355 tires on the street;)


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Anonymous  11y ago

yeah i wouldnt say there getting stomped by everyone.


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Anonymous  11y ago

Porsche is just getting stomped by everyone, the marketing staff really needs to stop messing with the engineers, because the engineers at Porsche are not the same people that produced the 959.


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BumRush  11y ago

Just to let you know, its 0-100kmh, which is 0-62mph. the Carrera GT has ben tested to 0-60mph in 3.5 your right, but your wrong about the Vette's 0-60mph, lol its not no 3.7, its ben tested by Road&Track to hit 0-60mph in 3.2 and by Evo mag 3.4 to 100kmh, and your right about everything else, but infact the Carrera GT is slower.


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tyler  11y ago

DUDE WHERE DID THIS GUY GET HIS SPECS FROM. THE CARRERA DID WAS SAID TO DO 0-60 IN 3.9 BUT WAS TESTD IN 3.5 AND VETTE WAS SAID TO DO IT IN 3.3 BUT DID IT IN 3.7 AND TOP HE GOT THE 0-100 RITE FOR THECARRERA BUT NOT THE VETTE CAUS IT DID IT IN 7.1 AND THE TOP SPEED FOR THE CARRERA IS RONG TO. CAUS IT WAS DID IT IN 208 AND THE FASTEST EVER RECORDED TOP SPEED FOR IT WAS 216 U CAN LOOK THAT UP AT I THINK IT WAS I DONT MEMBER BUT JUST LIKE TYPE IN TOP SPEED FOR CARRERA GT AND THEN JUST LOOK FOR SITES OR WAT EVER. AND U SHOULD FIND IT. MY OPINION. THE CARRERA IS A NICER AND IN FACT FASTER CAR. AND IT DOESNT HAV AS MUCH POWER AND PROB WEIGHS MORE CONSIDERING ITS NOT A V-8 WITH A SUPER CHARGER.


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michael  11y ago

my mind is telling me that they are ABOUT the same in everything but looks.the porshe is cooler


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z06dave  12y ago

As for "how do you compare these 2 cars?" well they both excell in speed at about the same rate, and that is about it. the Porsche is hand crafted to last wehereas the corvette is made up of plastic and glue. Both cars will depreciate in value. I have seen the Porsche lose over 100 grand in value already, and the corvette is still holding its value and some more. I don't see the Porsche increasing in value for many years to come.


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SAS  12y ago

Ok, I did not mean to hurt anyone in here.
Because this car so similar to all the other corvettes before, whereas the gt is unique. The zr1 is for someone who wants a good car for cheap price. The gt will have an increase in value,in contrast to the zr1