Road Tests Real world tests of Viper SRT-10 vs Corvette

0-60mph

Top speed

Viper SRT-10
197 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

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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More powerful engine 603 HP @ 6,100 RPM vs 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM More than 20% stronger engine
More torque 562 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $91k vs $74k Around 25% more expensive harder to own
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 11.6 s vs 12 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Bigger engine 8,400 cc vs 7,011 cc Around 20% bigger engine
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

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Really great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track 1:08.70 vs 1:14.20 More than 5% great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,250 RPM More than 10% more revs
Lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 3,447 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Viper SRT-10  vs
Corvette 
Brand Dodge Chevrolet
Price 91,000 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2008 2011
City mileage 9 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 69 MPGe 24 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.72 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 603 HP @ 6,100 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 562 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 6,250 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 8,400 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V10 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.2:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 4.06 in / 4 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 2 2

road tests

Viper SRT-10  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 197 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 11.6 s 12 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 7.6 s 8.3 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:14.20 1:08.70

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/GKN ViscoLok Differential RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
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 3.42:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 457/? 254 285/30 19
Rear wheels 483/? 330 510/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,447 lb 3,130 lb
Width 75.2 in 76 in
Height 47.6 in 49.1 in
Length 175.6 in 174.6 in
Front track width 57.8 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 98.8 in 105.7 in
Dodge Viper SRT-10
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