Kill Stories: C7 Corvette Z06 Holds Off Blown Viper ACR
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.
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!