Road Tests Real world tests of Jaguar XKR vs Corvette

0-60mph

Jaguar XKR
4.9 s
Corvette Z06
3.6 s

Top speed

Jaguar XKR
155 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Jaguar XKR

Reasons to consider the
Jaguar XKR

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Faster in the quarter mile 11 s vs 12 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
More expensive sticker price $86k vs $74k More than 15% more expensive harder to own
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

Reasons to consider the
Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Faster top speed 198 mph vs 155 mph 43 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 100mph 8.3 s vs 11 s Around 25% faster to 100mph
Much bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 4,196 cc More than 65% bigger engine
More powerful engine 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 420 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 20% stronger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 6.26 lb/hp vs 9.08 lb/hp More than 30% better power-to-weight ratio
Lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 3,814 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
More torque 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 413 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Higher redline 7,000 RPM vs 6,500 RPM Around 10% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Jaguar XKR  vs
Corvette 
Brand Jaguar Chevrolet
Price 86,000 74,305
Year 2007 2011
City mileage 17 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 25 MPG 24 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.08 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 420 HP @ 6,000 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 413 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 6,500 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 245/40 19 285/30 19
Rear wheels 508/? 254 510/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 3,130 lb
Width 81.5 in 76 in
Height 52 in 49.1 in
Length 188.6 in 174.6 in
Front track width 61 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 108.3 in 105.7 in

road tests

Jaguar XKR  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 155 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 11 s 12 s
0-60mph 4.9 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 11 s 8.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Traction & Stability Control RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 3.31:1 3.42:1

engine

Displacement 4,196 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Supercharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.1:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.6 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2
Jaguar XKR
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