Road Tests Real world tests of Pantera GTS vs Corvette

0-60mph

Pantera GTS Corvette Z06 @ supercars.net
The ZR-1 has the ability to take you from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and from a stop to 100 in 10.4 seconds.
Corvette Z06 | by Car and Driver (Jun, 1989)

Top speed

Pantera GTS
179 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph
Chevy is predicting a 0-to-60 sprint in less than four seconds, 100 mph arriving less than four seconds later, a quarter-mile well into the 11s, and a top speed above 190 mph.
Corvette Z06 | by Car and Driver (Feb, 2005)

0-100mph

Pantera GTS
14.7 s
Corvette Z06
8.3 s
Pantera GTS Corvette Z06 @ supercars.net
GM also says the ZR1 will rip to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, to 100 mph in 7.0 seconds, and through the quarter-mile in 11.3 seconds at 131 mph.
Corvette Z06 | by Car and Driver (Oct, 2008)

1/4 mile

The quarter-mile flashes by in just 11.2 seconds at a trap speed of 130.5 mph (at that point the Viper is doing 124.4 mph).
Corvette Z06 | by MotorTrend (Oct, 2008)

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
De Tomaso Pantera GTS

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Slightly lighter curb weight 3,040 lb vs 3,130 lb Around 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
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A lot faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 14 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 100mph 8.3 s vs 14.7 s Around 45% faster to 100mph
Way more expensive sticker price $74k vs $16k Around 4.8x more expensive harder to own
Way more more powerful engine 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 326 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 55% stronger engine
Faster top speed 198 mph vs 179 mph 19 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 326 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Better power-to-weight ratio 6.26 lb/hp vs 9.33 lb/hp Around 35% better power-to-weight ratio
Bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 5,800 cc More than 20% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Pantera GTS  vs
Corvette 
Brand De Tomaso Chevrolet
Price 15,500 74,305
Year 1973 2011
Highest auction price $110k, January 2009 $297k, January 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.33 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 326 HP @ 6,000 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 326 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,800 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.5 in 4.13 in / 4 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,040 lb 3,130 lb
Width 74.8 in 76 in
Height 43.3 in 49.1 in
Length 168.1 in 174.6 in
Front track width 57.1 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 98.4 in 105.7 in

road tests

Pantera GTS  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 179 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 14 s 12 s
0-60mph 6.5 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 14.7 s 8.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6
Axle ratio 4.22:1 3.42:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 381/? 203 285/30 19
Rear wheels 381/? 254 510/30 20
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