Viper, ZR1, LP640, SL65 BS Heads up

January 24th, 2009

viper-vs-sl65-vs-lp640-vs-zr1Car and Driver posted a video and review running the Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Lamborghini Murciélago, and Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series running heads up. Here is a summary of their performance results:

2008 Dodge Viper Coupe
1/4 mile: 11.8 @ 128 MPH
0-60 MPH: 3.6
0-150 MPH: 16.4

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
1/4 mile: 11.7 @ 127 MPH
0-60 MPH: 3.6
0-150 MPH: 17.1

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series
1/4 mile: 11.7 @ 126 MPH
0-60 MPH: 3.6
0-150 MPH: 17.9

Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
1/4 mile: 11.5 @ 127 MPH
0-60 MPH: 3.2
0-150 MPH: N/A

The most interesting matchup here is the Viper and the ZR1, this appears to be the first time they have been tested together. While the ZR1 won the 1/4 mile race, the Viper appears to have more top end pulling power, trapping higher in the 1/4 mile, and further extending the lead, beating the ZR1 to 150 MPH by 7/10th of a second. In the end, it’s a drivers race with the Viper and ZR1, both are very fast and amazing performers, although ultimately Car and Driver awarded the ZR1 first place and the Viper 4th place. Check out the video below as well as the link to the full article:

Full Article


  1. MM12 says:

    …More C&D garbage…Viper was the fastest and got 4th…psshh

  2. kyle says:

    why not use the ACR if comparing it to special editions?

  3. Joe says:

    Typical C&D, I’m a bit suprised they didn’t mention the number of cupholders.

  4. Dan says:

    It’s not Car and Driver, it’s car and weenies.

  5. Edward says:

    I was watching a show on the speed channel a few months ago, i forgot what show it was, but they had the 09 viper vs the vettezo6, and they said that the viper ran a 11.2 1/4 time