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#110335 - 03/01/12 02:38 PM Drag Race - Corvette C6R vs ZR1
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#110457 - 03/13/12 05:28 PM Re: Drag Race - Corvette C6R vs ZR1 [Re: trev0006]
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This is a good example of what excess weight does to performance. A 638 hp car gets trampled by a 470 hp car mainly because the more powerfull car weighs 800 lbs more. The difference in braking would be even greater.

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#110484 - 03/17/12 08:58 PM Re: Drag Race - Corvette C6R vs ZR1 [Re: lostpassword]
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Great vid's, thanks for posting. Interesting that the C6R is paddle shifted. It smoked the ZR1 in the 1/4 but that HP gotta catch up on a longer run. The C6R was amasingly better going thru the twisties. The suspension is way better no doubt.
As for brakes the ZR has ceramic rotors so the breaking of the C6R can't be that much better or even as good? Unless it also enjoys those brakes...probably does.
Corvette rules! Best bang for the buck. 638 HP in the ZR gotta be awesome to drive.
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#110497 - 03/18/12 10:48 AM Re: Drag Race - Corvette C6R vs ZR1 [Re: trev0006]
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It wouldn't be really fair to compare a car on steet tires to a a car on race tires. As far as the suspension goes, I'm sure the C6R is way too stiff for anything but the smoothest roads. I was just trying to point out how much it takes to overcome extra weight. I'm sure that the race car would easily handle the ZR1 in every category, but even I was surprised at how much it pulled it in acceleration, especially since the C6R was not set-up for standing starts.

Speaking of the C6R, it looks like they got beat by that damned BMW and the Ferrari at Sebring.

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#112676 - 06/29/13 01:42 AM Re: Drag Race - Corvette C6R vs ZR1 [Re: lostpassword]
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Yeah the Corvette team/Cars have been having troubles. They demonstrate the power but there seems to me to be handling (downforce) or braking issues.Too much stuff breaks too.
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