Z06 vs. Viper ACR

Bill Pemberton Woodhouse

VCA Member
Supporting Vendor
Joined
Jul 25, 2000
Posts
5,212
Reaction score
6
Location
Blair,Nebraska,USA
So....................using the old rule of thumb on a 2 mile road course ( Laguna Seca is just a bit over that , by the way ) , that every second is 10 car lengths, the ACR is only about 26 car lengths faster per lap than the Chebby!!! Say what???

1 lap and 26 back , 2 laps 52 lengths back, 10 laps 260 car lengths in arrears ---can you say , " Sorry GM , not in the same league!"
 
OP
OP
ViperJeff

ViperJeff

VCA Legacy Member - UT/AZ
VCA Associate Member
Joined
Sep 26, 2010
Posts
4,055
Reaction score
80
Location
Idaho
The funny part is you could just how much those two guys really wanted the Vette to be better..... at everything
 

pitdad

Enthusiast
Joined
Jul 26, 2015
Posts
55
Reaction score
0
You're right Viper Jeff. I almost stopped watching because of all the whining about noise, heat, lack of creature comforts....when did car guys get so soft?

Their message pretty much boiled down to the Z06 is the perfect car.... unless you want handling and speed.
 
Last edited:

Bobpantax

Enthusiast
Joined
Oct 2, 2000
Posts
6,957
Reaction score
2
Location
Miami
It is obvious that they are both a bit prissy. But they were, and are, so boxed in by what the test driver said that they had no choice. Randy is absolutely in love with the car. And what he says counts a thousand times more than what two twerps have to say. The one negative thing that was obvious by watching the side by side was that the Vette lost power as the video went on. Its speed started to drop. No surprise. Its small supercharger rotates at up to 20,000 RPM and its intercooler system is not adequate to handle the rapidly generated heat from such hi RPMs. The car has been overrated from the getgo as a raod racer. Its also a design abortion. The front and back conflict although the Z06 variant does look much better than the regular Vette. Lastly, the competition raod racing Vettes have little in common with the Z06. Their reference to it was totally bogus.
 

viperbilliam

Enthusiast
Joined
May 17, 2005
Posts
1,061
Reaction score
0
Location
Richland, WA
I thought the Viper sounded way better (engine note). Those two twerps were obviously luxury car drivers. Randy was the only one worth listening to.
 

Boxer12

Enthusiast
Joined
Jan 6, 2006
Posts
2,618
Reaction score
0
Location
Colorado High Country
I guess the Nanny can drive the car now without the Aids... :) Randy is trying hard to save the Viper, driving with the pedal down and one hand...what corner was that in? LOL God bless him.
 

Latest posts

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
152,025
Posts
1,673,866
Members
16,307
Latest member
Thesweepman
Top