Since 1992, when the Viper first appeared on the scene, its been one of the best automotive rivalries – the new 2014 Corvette Stingray vs. the SRT Viper.
Sure, on paper it appears that matching the 640-hp Viper against the 455-horsepower Stingray is completely one-sided. A better match-up, you might say, would involve testing the V10 powered Viper against the forthcoming Z07 that’s been generating so much buzz lately.
Still, Edmunds.com has opted to get a jump on the rivalry pitting the $100,000 Viper against a well-optioned Vette with the Z51 package for a series of performance tests — including 0-60 launches, quarter mile times, braking distances, slalom runs & skip pad ratings.
And while it might seem like it would be easy to predict a Corvette drubbing, you might find the final results pretty surprising…
Here’s a rundown on the numbers:
Quarter Mile Drag Strip:
Stingray: 12.39 seconds at 113.73 miles per hour
Viper: 11.72 seconds at 124.09 miles per hour
0 – 60 miles per hour:
Stingray: 4.1 seconds
Viper: 3.5 seconds
Skid Pad Rating:
Stingray: 1.05 g
Viper: 1.01 g
Stingray: 73.5 mph
Viper: 72 mph
Braking From 60 mph:
Stingray: 99 feet
Viper: 110 feet
Check out Edmunds.com for more details on the final results.