Road Tests Real world tests of Radical SR8 vs Corvette

Top speed

SR8LM
179 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

Nurburgring time

SR8LM
6:48.0
Corvette Z06
7:22.68

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Radical SR8

Reasons to consider the
Radical SR8LM

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Significantly lighter curb weight 1,430 lb vs 3,130 lb 2.2x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 6:48.0 vs 7:22.68 Around 10% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

Reasons to consider the
Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Much bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 2,800 cc More than 2.5x bigger engine
Faster top speed 198 mph vs 179 mph 19 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Slightly more powerful engine 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 449 HP @ 10,500 RPM More than 10% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Radical SR8  vs
Corvette 
Brand Radical Chevrolet
Price 180,000 74,305
Year 2007 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.18 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 449 HP @ 10,500 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 381/? 178 285/30 19
Rear wheels 406/? 203 510/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,430 lb 3,130 lb
Width 70.9 in 76 in
Length 159.4 in 174.6 in

road tests

Radical SR8  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 179 mph 198 mph
20.6km nurburgring time 6:48.0 7:22.68

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Quaife RQ2 Differntial RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional

engine

Displacement 2,800 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.19 in / 2.48 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Radical SR8LM
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Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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