Road Tests Real world tests of Corvette vs CTS-V Sport

0-60mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Corvette Z06
7:22.68
CTS-V Sport
8:12.10

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

Reasons to consider the
Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Significantly lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 4,371 lb Around 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Really great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:22.68 vs 8:12.10 More than 10% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 6,200 cc Around 15% bigger engine
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,200 RPM Around 15% more revs
Car-autoblog view of Cadillac CTS-V Sport

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Cadillac CTS-V Sport

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
More torque 553 ft-lb vs 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly more powerful engine 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM More than 10% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Corvette  vs
CTS-V Sport 
Brand Chevrolet Cadillac
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.26 lb/hp 7.86 lb/hp
Maximum hp 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM 553 ft-lb
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 6,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 7,011 cc 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 4.13 in / 4 in 4 in / 3.6 in
Valves per cylinder 2 2

road tests

Corvette  vs
CTS-V Sport 
1/4 mile 12 s 12.3 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 4.1 s
0-100mph 8.3 s 9.1 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:22.68 8:12.10

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Electronic Traction Control RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 2.97:1
2: 2.07:1
3: 1.43:1
4: 1:1
5: 0.71:1
6: 0.57:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 285/30 19 483/? 229
Rear wheels 510/30 20 483/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,130 lb 4,371 lb
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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Cadillac CTS-V Sport
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