Road Tests Real world tests of Viper GTS vs CTS-V

0-60mph

Viper GTS
4 s
CTS-V
3.9 s

Top speed

Viper GTS
192 mph
CTS-V
190 mph

0-100mph

Viper GTS
10 s
CTS-V
8.7 s

1/4 mile

Viper GTS
12.2 s
CTS-V
11.9 s

Nurburgring time

Viper GTS
8:10.0
CTS-V
7:59.32

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Dodge Viper GTS

Reasons to consider the
Dodge Viper GTS

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Bigger engine 8,000 cc vs 6,200 cc Around 30% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,476 lb vs 4,356 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Cadillac CTS-V

Reasons to consider the
Cadillac CTS-V

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
More powerful engine 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 451 HP @ 5,200 RPM Around 25% stronger engine
More torque 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM vs 491 ft-lb @ 3,700 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly faster to 100mph 8.7 s vs 10 s Around 15% faster to 100mph
Slightly great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:59.32 vs 8:10.0 Almost the same

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Viper GTS  vs
CTS-V 
Brand Dodge Cadillac
Price 66,000 57,920
Year 1997 2009

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.71 lb/hp 7.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 451 HP @ 5,200 RPM 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 491 ft-lb @ 3,700 RPM 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM
Max RPM 6,000 RPM 6,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 8,000 cc 6,200 cc
Cylinders V10 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.6:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 4 in / 3.88 in 4.06 in / 3.62 in
Valves per cylinder 2 2

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,476 lb 4,356 lb
Width 75.7 in 72.5 in
Height 47 in 58 in
Length 176.7 in 191.6 in
Front track width 59.6 in 61.8 in
Wheelbase 96.2 in 113.4 in

road tests

Viper GTS  vs
CTS-V 
Top speed 192 mph 190 mph
1/4 mile 12.2 s 11.9 s
0-60mph 4 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 10 s 8.7 s
20.6km nurburgring time 8:10.0 7:59.32
Hockenheim short lap time 1:15.90 1:14.50

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 3.07:1 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 330/? 330 483/? 229
Rear wheels 330/? 330 483/? 241
Dodge Viper GTS
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