Gen V can be had under 3300 pounds with 640 HP. If the new Vette is over 3208 without the upgraded engine and beefier components usually seen in a Z06/ZR1 AND it already has the Aluminum frame, I doubt they'll significantly beat the Viper on mass. Now HP is another story. With boost, it's easier to achieve any desired number. I am still happy Chrysler makes their power the old fashioned way. I just wish the new Viper got PSC tires. Sounds like there was probably a lot of politics there with their tire decision. I also remain confused on the brakes. I wonder if they're using a less aggressive pad, as nobody ever complained about the ACR brakes.
FYI, both are 500 pounds lighter than a Ferrari F12, so I'm not gonna complain.
I saw that yesterday. A '13 1LZ manual is 3208, but the C&D video stated something like "Est 3350" for the C7.
Would be nice for them to drop weight rather than add it, and not sure why the "additional content" adds ~140 lbs. in addition to the decreases realized by the lighter frame and CF body parts.
All the more impressive to me how light the new Viper is. Hopefully they'll give Dick the nod to work up something for the ACR, like a multiair version and maybe get those now Corsa Rosso (I think that's what they're called) which are supposed to be similar to PSCs for performance.
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