Road Tests Real world tests of Corvette vs S2000

0-60mph

Corvette Z06
3.6 s
S2000
5.5 s

Top speed

Corvette Z06
198 mph
S2000
150 mph

0-100mph

Corvette Z06
8.3 s
S2000
14 s

1/4 mile

S2000
14.8 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

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
Side view of Honda S2000

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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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

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

power & handling

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

engine

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

physical dimensions

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

road tests

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

transmission

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

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 285/30 19 406/? 165
Rear wheels 510/30 20 406/? 190
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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