Road Tests Real world tests of Saleen S7 vs Corvette

0-60mph

Saleen S7
3.3 s
Corvette Z06
3.6 s

Top speed

Saleen S7
199 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph

0-100mph

Saleen S7
7.6 s
Corvette Z06
8.3 s

1/4 mile

Saleen S7
11.6 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of Saleen S7

Reasons to consider the
Saleen S7

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More expensive sticker price $375k vs $74k More than 5x more expensive harder to own
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 11.6 s vs 12 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
More torque 527 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly more powerful engine 550 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM 10% stronger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,750 lb vs 3,130 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
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Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs the Saleen S7.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Saleen S7  vs
Corvette 
Brand Saleen Chevrolet
Price 375,000 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2000-2004 2011
Highest auction price $432k, January 2002 $297k, January 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 550 HP @ 6,400 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 527 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 7,000 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 4.13 in / 4 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 2 2

road tests

Saleen S7  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 199 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 11.6 s 12 s
0-60mph 3.3 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 7.6 s 8.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 2.46:1
2: 2.06:1
3: 1.47:1
4: 1.18:1
5: 0.96:1
6: 0.74:1
Axle ratio 3.22:1 3.42:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241 285/30 19
Rear wheels 483/? 330 510/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,750 lb 3,130 lb
Width 78.3 in 76 in
Height 41 in 49.1 in
Length 188 in 174.6 in
Front track width 68.8 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 105.7 in
Saleen S7
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