Road Tests Real world tests of Race Car vs Corvette

Top speed

Race Car
212 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of NASCAR Race Car

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NASCAR Race Car

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Way more more powerful engine 865 HP @ 9,000 RPM vs 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM Around 75% stronger engine
Faster top speed 212 mph vs 198 mph 14 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 530 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM vs 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
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Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 5,860 cc Around 20% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Race Car  vs
Corvette 
Brand NASCAR Chevrolet
Type of car Race car Production car

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.7 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 865 HP @ 9,000 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 530 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Steering system Recirculating ball Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front wheels Unknown/? Unknown 285/30 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,200 lb 3,130 lb
Wheelbase 110 in 105.7 in

road tests

Race Car  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 212 mph 198 mph

transmission

Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 4 6

engine

Displacement 5,860 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 4.18 in / 3.25 in 4.13 in / 4 in
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