Road Tests Real world tests of Corvette ZR1 vs Stingray

0-60mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

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Way more expensive sticker price $107k vs $57k Around 90% more expensive harder to own
Way more more powerful engine 638 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 450 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 40% stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 3.4 s vs 3.8 s More than 10% faster to 60mph
Better power-to-weight ratio 5.25 lb/hp vs 7.65 lb/hp More than 30% better power-to-weight ratio
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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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Faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 12.8 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Corvette ZR1  vs
Stingray 
Brand Chevrolet Chevrolet
Price 106,500 56,950
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 2014
City mileage 14 MPG 17 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG 29 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Electronic Traction Control RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

engine

Displacement 6,162 cc 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.1:1 11.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.06 in / 3.62 in 4.06 in / 3.62 in
Valves per cylinder 2 2

road tests

Corvette ZR1  vs
Stingray 
1/4 mile 12.8 s 12 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 3.8 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.25 lb/hp 7.65 lb/hp
Maximum hp 638 HP @ 6,500 RPM 450 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Weight distribution 52%/48% 50%/50%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 285/30 19 285/30 19
Rear wheels 335/30 20 510/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,350 lb 3,444 lb
Width 75.9 in 73.9 in
Height 49 in 48.6 in
Length 176.2 in 176.9 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in 106.7 in
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
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