Makes me really anxious to see how they top it with the C7 ZR1.
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love the fact the Viper has 2 more liters and cylinders but makes less torque and almost less net horsepower - must be embarrasing for SRT ...
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I love the C6, but man does the C7 already look more monstrous than the current ZR-1! I wonder what the new ZR-1 will look like?SPMKI2TFront.jpg (The photo illustrates how it'll probably feel anyhow.
It's about as expected, the Viper is designed to be brutish (though not as bad in the newer car), and though the Zr1 is getting a little long in the tooth it's an amazingly well balanced car.
I think we are going to see that the C7 Z51 is going to put down road course times simular to the C6 Z06. It won't beat it in te quarter mile but, if you look at what GM did with the ZL1 it was pure magic. The car has a ton of weight to manage but it just puts power down so well that it is posting crazy lap times.We will see a huge jump in road course performance in the C7. The C7 has a lot going for it. The Brakes are putting out ZR1 like stopping distances (though I doubt they will get the fade resistance), the engine has a power band a lot like the LS7, and it has all the magical features found in the ZL1 (MRC, PTM) plus the ELSD. I think the car will be able to manage traction much better on and off corners.
I loved the Viper when it first arrived. I was back in college and literally studied this car more than I did homework. I was wondering what it would do to my beloved Ferrari. I wondered how it would stack up against my new found love, The Chevrolet Corvette. The Viper just doesn't have the heritage or legacy the Chevrolet Corvette does. Nor does it IMO have the class and sophistication. Sergio blemished the Vipers legacy when he no longer called it a Dodge. It instantly became less valuable in my eyes. The legacy and history was no longer in tact. SRT means absolutely nothing to me. He in fact ruined it breaking the legacy and heritage chain or connection. You just don't do that. I thought more of Sergio than this. As far as I'm concerned, they're starting all over from scratch. And they had well over a decade under their belt too that they just tossed out the window for no real reason.
That video is a testament to Chevrolet Smallblock power. Since 1955. Unblemished.
People can make light of how they accomplished it, "SRT has 2 more liters" or "The Chevy had to use a super charger with X pounds of boost".
What matters at the end of it all is how well it performs on the intent. They both seem to have done pretty well.
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The C7 ZR1 better have a million HP or I won't buy it.
But on a serious note, it seems as if GM knows what's at stake here with the new C7. I don't anticipate a lackluster performance.
All things being equal, the larger displacement will always push more power. It's inherent by the laws of physics.
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Another win for the Corvette, no suprise.
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Thanks for posting that. I always knew that the ZR1 is a one bad ass mother-****er, but man I did not think it was THAT bad ass.
Was on the Corvette FB page as ZR1 Concept.
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