We love ourselves a good Vette-versus-Viper battle. Edmunds is the first to compare these two. While the 640-horsepower Viper outguns the 460-horsepower Corvette on paper, you’re about to see the Corvette give the Viper a run for its money.
Speaking of money, the Viper as tested rings the registers a hair shy of $102,000 — that’s the base model sans optional extras. The generously equipped Corvette in this test costs $69,675.
If the base Corvette did this well in a comparison against the Viper, we can’t wait to see the Z06 and ZR1 venture into the snake pit.
There’s just one concern we have about the Corvette’s performance: its catastrophic brake dive. Granted, the car stops from 60 mph in 99 feet, and generates a lot of g-force in doing so, but there is no excuse for the front air dam to be having an intimate lunch date with the tarmac. Ever heard of anti-dive suspension geometry, GM?