Yes, produced in seven generations, the Chevrolet Corvette is the standard in almost any aspect when it comes to American sports cars. Or isn’t?
The Chevrolet Corvette (C7) is the latest Corvette – the seventh generation – is a front-engine, rear-wheel drive (RWD) powered by a new LT1 6.2L Small Block V-8 engine that is capable to produce “just” 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 460 lb.-ft. of torque (624 Nm). 0 to 60 mph takes just 3.8 seconds.
Now all these figures sound great, but there’s a problem. There’s a new kid in town – and is called SRT. Yup that’s the 2013 SRT Viper (formerly sold under the Dodge nameplate). It’s not so old compared to the Corvette as the Viper is only at its fifth generation model.
But this one has a 640HP 8.4-liter V10 engine matted to a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission. Yes – 640hp! But It costs $101,990, while the “little” Corvette only $69,675.
Anyway – these are the cars – watch the video and let us know what you think. Yes I know – the SRT Viper is positioned closer towards the ZR1 Corvette …