Road Tests Real world tests of Viper SRT-10 vs Camaro ZL1

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Dodge Viper SRT-10

Reasons to consider the
Dodge Viper SRT-10

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Faster top speed 197 mph vs 155 mph 42 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $91k vs $60k More than 50% more expensive harder to own
Much bigger engine 8,400 cc vs 6,200 cc More than 35% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,447 lb vs 4,415 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Slightly faster to 100mph 7.6 s vs 8.7 s Around 15% faster to 100mph
Better power-to-weight ratio 5.72 lb/hp vs 7.63 lb/hp More than 25% better power-to-weight ratio
Front view of Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Viper SRT-10  vs
Camaro ZL1 
Brand Dodge Chevrolet
Price 91,000 60,445
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.72 lb/hp 7.63 lb/hp
Maximum hp 603 HP @ 6,100 RPM 579 HP @ 6,100 RPM
Maximum torque 562 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 558 ft-lb @ 3,800 RPM
Max RPM 6,250 RPM 6,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 8,400 cc 6,200 cc
Cylinders V10 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.2:1 9.1:1
Bore/stroke 4.06 in / 4 in 4.06 in / 3.62 in
Valves per cylinder 2 2

road tests

Viper SRT-10  vs
Camaro ZL1 
Top speed 197 mph 155 mph
0-60mph 3.4 s 4.2 s
0-100mph 7.6 s 8.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/GKN ViscoLok Differential RWD
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 2.66:1
2: 1.78:1
3: 1.3:1
4: 1:1
5: 0.74:1
6: 0.5:1
Axle ratio 3.07:1 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 457/? 254 508/? 203
Rear wheels 483/? 330 508/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,447 lb 4,415 lb
Width 75.2 in 75.5 in
Height 47.6 in 54.2 in
Length 175.6 in 190.4 in
Front track width 57.8 in 63.7 in
Wheelbase 98.8 in 112.3 in
Dodge Viper SRT-10
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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible
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