Road Tests Real world tests of S2000 vs Corvette

0-60mph

S2000
5.5 s
Corvette Z06
3.6 s

Top speed

S2000
150 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

0-100mph

S2000
14 s
Corvette Z06
8.3 s

1/4 mile

S2000
14.8 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Honda S2000

Reasons to consider the
Honda S2000

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Much higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 7,000 RPM Around 30% more revs
Lighter curb weight 2,756 lb vs 3,130 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

Reasons to consider the
Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Faster top speed 198 mph vs 150 mph 48 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much faster in the quarter mile 12 s vs 14.8 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Much more torque 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 153 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM More than 3x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much more powerful engine 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 240 HP @ 8,300 RPM More than 2x stronger engine
A lot faster to 100mph 8.3 s vs 14 s More than 40% faster to 100mph
Much bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 1,997 cc More than 3.5x bigger engine
Way more expensive sticker price $74k vs $30k Around 2.5x more expensive harder to own
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 6.26 lb/hp vs 11.48 lb/hp More than 45% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

S2000  vs
Corvette 
Brand Honda Chevrolet
Price 30,000 74,305
Year 2000 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.48 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 240 HP @ 8,300 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 153 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 9,000 RPM 7,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,997 cc 7,011 cc
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.7:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.43 in / 3.31 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,756 lb 3,130 lb
Width 68.9 in 76 in
Height 50.6 in 49.1 in
Length 162.2 in 174.6 in
Front track width 57.8 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in 105.7 in

road tests

S2000  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 150 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 14.8 s 12 s
0-60mph 5.5 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 14 s 8.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 4.1:1 3.42:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 406/? 165 285/30 19
Rear wheels 406/? 190 510/30 20
Honda S2000
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