Kill Stories: C7 Corvette Z06 Holds Off Blown Viper ACR

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Supercharged Viper ACR can’t best near-stock C7 Z06 in a 60-140 roll race.

This Kill Stories post was originally shared to the forum in a thread by ajrothm from his own YouTube channel, who owns and drives the C7 Corvette Z06 in the video. While using the Performance Data Recorder, he captured a clip of his C7 Z06 taking on a supercharged Viper ACR, and the built Dodge is unable to get ahead of the near-stock Chevy.

C7 Z06 PDR View Dodge Viper ACR Roll Race

The Competitors

The video above includes a Gen 4 Dodge Viper ACR and a C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. In stock form, the Gen 4 Viper American Club Racer offered 600 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque from the 8.4-liter V10 engine. The stock C7 Corvette Z06 offers 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, so stock-for-stock, the Chevy supercar has a distinct advantage in power.

However, the Viper is not stock. It is fitted with a Paxton supercharged with 7-8 pounds of boost. We don’t know the power numbers, but at 7psi, it should most certainly be making considerably more power than the stock C7 Z06. This Z06 isn’t stock, but with the only modification being a cold air intake, it might as well be stock.

Unfortunately for Viper fans, that supercharger isn’t enough for the Gen 4 ACR to keep up with the C7 Z06 in a high speed roll race.

The race between the blown Viper ACR and the near-stock Corvette Z06 starts at 60 miles per hour. A few seconds into the race, we can see the front end of the Viper, but that is the last time that we see the Dodge until the Vette driver lifts at just over 140 miles per hour.

It is hard to tell where the ACR is during the race, but we can see that it stays relatively close to the Corvette based on the headlights. What we do know is that the supercharged Dodge never manages to pull ahead of the stock C7 Z06.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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