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Reaper
01-16-2013, 03:43 PM
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Itís like the Super Bowl for Detroit-made sports cars: the brand-new Corvette Stingray, which just made its world premiere in Detroit this week, versus Chryslerís third-generation SRT Viper.

Granted, in their current forms, the two cars are separated by tens of thousands of dollars and nearly 200hp, with the base Vetteís 450hp 6.2L V8 looking puny compared to the Viperís massive 8.4L V10 with 640-ponies. Conducting a fair twin-test wonít be possible until Chevrolet rolls out the next Corvette Stingray ZR1.

This, however, is not a comparison like the one recently performed by Motor Trend magazine and which irked SRT's boss. Itís a poll about which of the two all-American supercars, both of which have a big-displacement engine up mounted front powering the rear wheels, you like the most in terms of looks.

An interesting fact that popped up after the launch of the new Stingray, is that there are certain elements, like the front LED headlights, the handle on the passengerís side and even the TFT screen in the instrument panel, that look similar on the two cars.

Now, these two performance models have been in the making for quite some time so itís not a case of one copying the other Ė but there's a resemblance in some areas, donít you agree?

Feel free to cast your vote and make your voice heard in the comments after the break.

sfd
01-16-2013, 04:47 PM
Viper.

Harry
01-16-2013, 06:28 PM
never liked the viper much. Too cartoonish.

EXCellR8
01-16-2013, 06:55 PM
^that def holds true for the earlier models, but I think the new one is pretty nice. way better lines than the vette imo.

and that rear carbon valance with the tail lights... sex. i think they did a good job, too bad it's a dodge though.

Reaper
01-16-2013, 09:16 PM
yeah but to bad the other one is a chevy :troll:

civcmatt
01-16-2013, 11:30 PM
thats a tough one....i think i like the fronts equally, rear end...viper wins....but side profile i think the vette has it beat.


and ya its a Dodge....but the only car i lost too in my vette...was a viper :/ they are freaking fast as fuck

EXCellR8
01-16-2013, 11:50 PM
you could have taken it if it were a real race... i.e. not going in a straight line/be on a closed course etc. i feel like production model vipers probably handle like dodge rams. they just compensate by putting wider and wider wheels on them :lol:

it's one of the only sports cars i've actually driven, which was cool but i wouldn't own one. being behind the wheel i felt like the front end went on for days lol it's fucking huge. fun to do fast pulls in but not much else... don't really remember much of the interior

Reaper
01-17-2013, 08:35 AM
lol stock for stock, base vs base, the viper kills the vette on any road course.

it is a little pricier though.

Jake
01-17-2013, 10:38 AM
Vette looks a lot better in these pics but I got to give it to the Viper. Shit is nice.

Still want to see the Vette in white though

edit: found a photoshop

http://www.gtspirit.com/wp-content/gallery/2014-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-in-all-colors/white.jpg

Nice..looks awesome in white

PoisonTheWell
01-17-2013, 11:13 AM
Viper. Love me some curves, less new-edge robot.

civcmatt
01-17-2013, 11:35 AM
you could have taken it if it were a real race... i.e. not going in a straight line/be on a closed course etc. i feel like production model vipers probably handle like dodge rams. they just compensate by putting wider and wider wheels on them :lol:

it's one of the only sports cars i've actually driven, which was cool but i wouldn't own one. being behind the wheel i felt like the front end went on for days lol it's fucking huge. fun to do fast pulls in but not much else... don't really remember much of the interior

The Vette has Hood for days as well lol. you get used to it very fast.


lol stock for stock, base vs base, the viper kills the vette on any road course.

it is a little pricier though.

Id be curious to see it though...a Z06 vs Viper (power wise its more similar ya know) i know its not base vs base...but the Vette's do handle pretty well. ive heard vipers are very sloppy on corners. although they say the new one is much improved.

zedron
01-17-2013, 11:39 AM
Every time I see the back of that new vette it looks worse every time.

borlax
01-17-2013, 12:19 PM
Every time I see the back of that new vette it looks worse every time.

Yeah, I am really not thrilled with the rear end design on the new vette. Had to go with the Viper.

Reaper
01-17-2013, 03:20 PM
the vette looks good, but the back reminds me of that sad big headed robot on "Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy".

Harry
01-17-2013, 04:36 PM
the viper looks like the sports car the wiggles would drive.

91integrs
01-17-2013, 06:40 PM
That is a tough one for me, both companies have done a nice job. I think the vette looks slightly better, especially in white with black wheels. I have never been a corvette fan, but the 2014 has changed my mind.

Cage
01-17-2013, 06:52 PM
That is a tough one for me, both companies have done a nice job. I think the vette looks slightly better, especially in white with black wheels. I have never been a corvette fan, but the 2014 has changed my mind.

there really is no reason not to be a fan of the vette

its a driving mans car that shits on alot of so called super cars that you will fork out 240,000+ for

EXCellR8
01-17-2013, 08:03 PM
it's still a massed-produced sports car... don't think it's as exclusive as the viper either. for ever 50 vette's i see on the road in the summer i might see 1 or 2 vipers. i'm guessing it will be different in other areas but just saying. the new ZR-1 is a fucking beast and looks great. lot of respect for the performance too but i'm still not a fan... just don't think they're anything that special. it's like THE car that dudes get when their hair starts going and they want to feel like young bucks and pick up chicks. then they realize they still have low T etc...

to be fair though I'm not that big a fan of either car, but i think the viper looks much better. C7 looks like the designers saw the viper and said "quick, put something down and we'll go w that... wait what about the rear? idk just take the camaro and make it vette-ish." could be worse tho.

Harry
01-17-2013, 10:23 PM
The first thing I thought of was Camaro when I saw the rear but I've been looking at the camaros since and they don't have the same lights at all. It must be everything coming together giving that off.

civcmatt
01-17-2013, 10:52 PM
there really is no reason not to be a fan of the vette

its a driving mans car that shits on alot of so called super cars that you will fork out 240,000+ for

honestly....this is my thoughts exactly. 450 HP for 45-50 grand. its fairly light and they are very quick and a LOT of fun to drive. and hell if its not fast enough...full intake, TB, mani, and exhaust and some tuning from teh right person...you are at an EASY 400 to the wheels. and honestly....they get pretty great gas mileage.


it's still a massed-produced sports car... don't think it's as exclusive as the viper either. for ever 50 vette's i see on the road in the summer i might see 1 or 2 vipers. i'm guessing it will be different in other areas but just saying. the new ZR-1 is a fucking beast and looks great. lot of respect for the performance too but i'm still not a fan... just don't think they're anything that special. it's like THE car that dudes get when their hair starts going and they want to feel like young bucks and pick up chicks. then they realize they still have low T etc...

to be fair though I'm not that big a fan of either car, but i think the viper looks much better. C7 looks like the designers saw the viper and said "quick, put something down and we'll go w that... wait what about the rear? idk just take the camaro and make it vette-ish." could be worse tho.

I think this is why people shit on em so much cuz old dudes love em and drive em. I have always been a Vette fan since i was little (besides the pile of shit they call a C4) but honestly why wouldnt you...youre retired have 30 grand to blow....what do ya get...a Vette. its mellow enough to drive everyday and fun to drive around in....they really are race cars first and then put on the road...and they really dont get the respect they deserve.
I think the viper has the respect because its harsh to drive and people see it more as a race car not an old man car.


and the price tag is why you only see 1 or 2 for the money people would much rather have a Porsche or something.

c_morse
01-17-2013, 11:58 PM
thats a tough one....i think i like the fronts equally, rear end...viper wins....but side profile i think the vette has it beat.

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Double R
01-18-2013, 07:28 AM
Viper.

Fatso
01-18-2013, 11:50 AM
Vette hands down

D-Atk
01-18-2013, 12:49 PM
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/images/topgunviper1.JPG

Harry
01-18-2013, 01:02 PM
lol

civcmatt
01-22-2013, 02:16 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExgJxgNSWtk

2 horsepower difference....who will win!

Harry
01-22-2013, 02:24 PM
I was just watching the Barrett Jackson auction and the first c7 0001 sold for just over 1 million.

Reaper
01-24-2013, 07:22 PM
htttch?v=ExgJxgNSWtk

2 horsepower difference....who will win!

the viper is a little heavier, but it sucks that they didnt work the suspension good enough.. I remember using the viper on GT2 and it took forever to get it under control, but once you learned, it was top notch.
I prefer the older front end, off like a 2000. but the rear is badass.

PiZzO
02-13-2013, 10:59 PM
viper in my eyes will always be "exotic". Corvette is just....well corvette.

Harry
02-14-2013, 12:58 AM
I don't see either as exotic, I suppose the viper is more outrageous and rare as well, and if you were looking to make a statement or flaunt, the viper would be the better choice, only because the corvette has more accessible versions whereas the viper comes in one form. Having said that, I see the viper as more of a hotrod that Chrysler builds. Ginormous engine and outlandish design. Rough and unrefined, unsophisticated. The corvette is a better car IMO.