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Corvette VS Viper


ExoticSpotting
01-03-2009, 06:19 PM
I have seen some of the feircest debates about cars come up during a conversation about the 'vette and the Viper. What do ypu think? Feel free to go off on a rant about every little thing you love and hate about both cars, thats what makes these threads interesting.

My Opinion:


Corvette -

The Good

The iconic American sports car.
Gets better every year.
Succesful race history.
Higher top speed than an F430.The Bad

Does anything scream 'mid-life crisis' like a Corvette Convertible?
Mass produced, not very excusive (save for the ZR1).
Has had some build quality issues in the past.
They keep making it more powerful, but they don't necesarliy upgrade the other equipment along with the added power.Viper -

The Good

It'll blow your head off.
It looks like it'll blow your head off.
Every new generation is pretty distinct from the last.
Not that common.
People don't assume the driver is a balding real estate agent.
Your Granpa didn't buy one when he retired.
Your mother in law hates it.The Bad

Not very refined.
Cheap interior.
Loud.
Cop magnet.
Your mother in law hates it, and she's visiting next week.My Conclusion:

I choose the Viper.

Kameha
01-13-2009, 11:14 PM
FYI, this forum has been dead lately; so I wouldn’t expect a lot of traffic.

I agree with your assessment on both cars. Can we drag the obvious issue of price into the picture? A good question is: which car is more unreliable? Is this car going to be a daily driver or a show boater? The mileage on the Viper is horrendous.

I think we need some parameters.

Autotropolis12
03-10-2009, 06:25 AM
Chevrolet's Corvette, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, was America's only true sports car until the recent hyped-up arrival of Dodge's Viper.
"People are paying over sticker price for the few in the area, but next year they'll probably pay sticker price - or below - because some 3,000 Vipers will be built," said a salesman at South Oak Dodge in Chicago Heights, which had No. 143 this year....

Polygon
03-10-2009, 07:20 PM
I'll take the new Viper ACR any day over a Vette. Also, the Corvette has just as cheap if not cheaper interior than the Viper. The other downside to the Vette is that they are the "me too" sports car. I see them all the time.

GForce957
03-11-2009, 04:11 PM
And I would pick a ZR1 over the ACR any day. Since I wouldn't race it, buying that car would make no sense for me, and a stock s/c v8 making 600+ hp somehow appeals to me. Also, I think that the corvette interior is better then the viper's now, especially with the upgrade you can buy for them.

Polygon
03-19-2009, 12:38 AM
I'll admit that the ZR-1 is far better than the interiors they were putting in the C5.

VR43000GT
03-19-2009, 02:54 AM
C5=Cavalier interior...ugh.

I have always like Vipers more than Vettes. There are so many Vettes around here it would make your head spin.

CLS Guy
05-24-2009, 11:24 AM
I would definitely pick the Viper over the corvette anytime.

SaintD
06-03-2009, 10:03 PM
i would take the viper any day, only downside is that-10k is considered high mileage on a viper.

300zxMaster1
08-14-2009, 04:36 PM
The Viper beats the Vette any time. If You compare the 2005 SRT-10 Hennessy Viper Venom 1000 Coupe to the 2009 ZR1...

ZR1


0-60mph: 3.4sec
0-100mph: 7.8sec
Top Speed: 205mph
Price: $106,500

Viper


0-60mph: 2.9sec
0-100mph: 5.9sec
Top Speed: 255mph
Price: $225,000

Bottom line if you buy the ZR1 with the money you save (about $100k) you can use the bills to wipe the tears as when the viper speeds by..Viper owns Vette

Shpuker
09-01-2009, 06:30 PM
you cant really compare the 2 staight on unless you just take the ZR1 VS the SRT10, mainly because the base model viper costs $88,000 where the top model Viper costs $105,000 lol. yet with the vette you take the base at around $40,000 and the ZR1 at $115,000
and both cars have computer limitations added onto them so the numbers can't be trusted. though theres a video of the 2008 vette ZR1 and Viper and the Viper took the vette easily in the 1/4 mile and in the 3 lap F1 track race. but honestly I'd take either one :D the Viper gets 22MPG and the Vette base model gets 22 and the ZR1 gets 17 MPG

P.S. Dodge sold the Viper to Fiat who plans on making it a competitor with the lamborghini, farrari and such, the Dodge Challenger SRT10 concept and 2011 Dodge Circut look to step in its place.

EDIT: Nice move taking a limited production super car and comparing it to a production sports car lol

http://images.ascchus.com/?IMG=EAL_IMAGES\90\CC09_ZBDS29_2DB_PX3_APA_XXX_XXX _XXX.jpg&width=422&height=230&NOIMG=CC_NOIMAGE_W.jpg
http://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/062108_7.jpg

http://image.automotive.com/f/auto-shows/2009-dodge-challenger-srt10-leads-chrysler-dodge-concepts-at-sema/11045723+w570+cr1+re0+ar1/2008-dodge-challenger-srt10-concept-dodge-viper.jpg

http://www.carbuyersnotebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/dodge-circutit-ev.jpg

ryanfrompoco
09-07-2009, 08:33 PM
The Viper beats the Vette any time. If You compare the 2005 SRT-10 Hennessy Viper Venom 1000 Coupe to the 2009 ZR1...

ZR1


0-60mph: 3.4sec
0-100mph: 7.8sec
Top Speed: 205mph
Price: $106,500
Viper


0-60mph: 2.9sec
0-100mph: 5.9sec
Top Speed: 255mph
Price: $225,000
Bottom line if you buy the ZR1 with the money you save (about $100k) you can use the bills to wipe the tears as when the viper speeds by..Viper owns Vette
are you serious the viper would be the fastest production car in the world beating the veyron that has 1001 HP it has a top speed of 253 MPH you should recheck you facts dude.

300zxMaster1
09-08-2009, 08:56 PM
are you serious the viper would be the fastest production car in the world beating the veyron that has 1001 HP it has a top speed of 253 MPH you should recheck you facts dude.


That is not just any viper... its the 2005 SRT-10 Hennessy Viper Venom 1000 Coupe which is not street legal or a production based model. The veyron is so its still considered the fastest production car...

Marines27
03-02-2011, 06:17 PM
300zxMaster1 you are an idiot! How can you compare a '05 SRT-10 Hennessy Venom 1000 Viper to a regular '09 ZR1?? your comparing virtually a race car to a regular sports car.The viper you mentioned is not even freakin street legal. Please get your facts straight before you come on here and try to down the corvettes. Let's look at the facts when we level the playing field.

2010 Corvette ZR1 2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR
Price: $106,520 Price: $99, 891
Engine: 6.2L V8 Supercharged Engine: 8.4L V10
Horse Power: 638 Horse Power: 600
Torque: 604 lbs-ft. Torque: 560 lbs-ft.
Weight: 3340 Weight: 3420
0-60: 3.3 sec. 0-60: 3.3 sec.
1/4 mile: 11.1 sec. @ 130mph 1/4 mile: 11.0 sec. @ 132mph
Top Speed: 205 Top Speed: 202

Sure the ZR1 is a bit more expensive but it has more horsepower more torque and less weight than the Viper. And a smaller engine! How can you have a bigger engine and have less horsepower and less torque AND slower top speed? Sounds like the engineers at Chevy are a little better than the ones at Dodge.
The two cars are great im not trying to down either one, but i cant stand when people just look at one fact and say one is better than the other. The cars have the same 0-60 so that comes down to the driver. Also the 1/4 mile is very close as well that most likely will come down to the driver. Both cars are not going to have that great of interior but that's because they are not luxury cars, they are freakin sports cars! who cars what the inside looks like as long as your going fast!

knightjp
03-07-2011, 03:56 PM
The Viper is always faster than Corvette in a straight line... but I believe the Corvette ZR1 will always be faster in the corners.

The first generation Viper was pretty much a drivers car and not something you could have lived with on an everyday basis. The New SRT10 on the other hand is much more different and easier to live with...
The Corvette has always been known as the American sports car; always carbon fibre, light, small block engine, rear wheel drive....

For me, I'd choose the Corvette. I know the Viper has made significant progress with the new model in terms of handling, etc... but no one can deny the heritage the Corvette has and what is still in place today...
I'd probably be more likely the car to choose an old Stingray over a ZR1..

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