Road Tests Real world tests of 250 GTO vs Corvette

0-60mph

250 GTO
6.1 s
Corvette Z06
3.6 s

Top speed

250 GTO
158 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

0-100mph

250 GTO
13.1 s
Corvette Z06
8.3 s

1/4 mile

250 GTO
13.5 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog-first view of Ferrari 250 GTO

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari 250 GTO

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Lighter curb weight 2,094 lb vs 3,130 lb Around 35% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Way higher redline 8,400 RPM vs 7,000 RPM 20% more revs
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

Reasons to consider the
Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Faster top speed 198 mph vs 158 mph 40 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
A lot faster to 100mph 8.3 s vs 13.1 s More than 35% faster to 100mph
Faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 13.5 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Significantly more torque 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 217 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 2.2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 2,953 cc More than 2.2x bigger engine
More powerful engine 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 296 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 70% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

250 GTO  vs
Corvette 
Brand Ferrari Chevrolet
Type of car Race car Production car
Year 1962-1963 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.07 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 296 HP @ 7,500 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 217 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 8,400 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system recirculatingball Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,953 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.7:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 2.87 in / 2.31 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 2 2

road tests

250 GTO  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 158 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s 12 s
0-60mph 6.1 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 13.1 s 8.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/ZF Limited Slip RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6
Gear ratios
1: 2.94:1
2: 1.98:1
3: 1.45:1
4: 1.17:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.57:1
Axle ratio 4.25:1 3.42:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 381/? 152 285/30 19
Rear wheels 381/? 165 510/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,094 lb 3,130 lb
Width 65.9 in 76 in
Height 49 in 49.1 in
Length 173.2 in 174.6 in
Front track width 53.2 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 94.4 in 105.7 in
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