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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 VS. 2015 Dodge SRT Viper

Updated on November 5, 2014

Corvette Z06 & Viper SRT Overview

The new Chevy Corvette & Dodge Viper supercars are here! Last year everybody was in love with the Corvette Stingray, but now Chevy has made the new 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06, which is better than the stingray! The Z06 looks very similar to the stingray with some minor differences. The Dodge Viper has also stepped up this year’s model.

The 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 & the 2015 Dodge Viper SRT both have an incredible design. They are two of the coolest looking cars that you can get for under $100k. The most important thing for me is that they are both American cars, and there are no other American cars that look as cool as these two do. The new Corvette is the closest street legal Corvette ever to match the racing version of the C7.R. The Dodge Viper SRT starts at $84,995 & the Corvette Z06 starts a price of $78,995. Now, let's talk about the power of these supercars next.

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2015 Dodge Viper TA 2.0 Red & Black with Spoiler
2015 Dodge Viper TA 2.0 Red & Black with Spoiler
2015 Dodge Viper Interior
2015 Dodge Viper Interior

Corvette Z06 & Viper SRT Specs

The 2015 Corvette Z06 has a 6.2L V8 engine with 650 horse power & 650lb-ft of torque! The 2015 Viper SRT has an 8.4L V10 engine with 645 horsepower & 600 lb.-ft. of torque. The Corvette wins in the horsepower category but just by 5 HP! The 2015 Viper SRT has a 6-speed manual transmission. Once again the Corvette Z06 comes on top here as well. The Corvette comes with either a 7-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. As for the 0-60 MPH the Viper gets in the low 3 second range and the Corvette gets 2.95 seconds so the Corvette slightly wins here too! The Corvette is the cheaper of the two cars and is so far winning in this race. When it comes to top speed they both can get slightly over 200 MPH and are close to equal there. The Viper has a top speed of 206MPH while the Corvette Z06 hasn't officially announced its top speed, it should also be slightly over 200 MPH.

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Blue
2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Blue

2015 Corvette Trims

The new 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 comes in three different trims which are the 1LZ, 2LZ, & 3LZ. The 1LZ is the lightest of the trims, but still has many unexpected features. Some of them are: a 9 speaker Bose audio system; two 8 inch color displays; 8-way power seats; a rear camera; a 7-speed transmission and more! The 2LZ has convenience & comfort features including console & door armrests & color-keyed instrument panels. It also includes everything the 1LZ does & more. Some of the added features are: lumber/wing adjust; heated & vented seats; a 10 speaker Bose audio system; Sirius satellite radio with 1 year subscription; universal home remote; enhanced theft deterrent package & more! The 3LZ has the most sport & luxury feel to it. It has everything the 1LZ & 2LZ have plus a leather rapped color keyed interior; sueded microfiber upper interior trim package; performance data recorder; navigation; Napa leather seating surfaces; blue interior color option; & custom leather rapped interior package.

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Blue Interior
2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Blue Interior

2015 Corvette Z06 & 2015 Viper SRT Specs at a Glance

Super charged 6.2L V8
8.4L V10
7 speed manual or 8-speed paddle-shift auto
6-speed manual
0-60 MPH
2.95 seconds
3.3 seconds
Top Speed
200+ MPH
206 MPH
2015 Dodge Viper Silver with black Stripes
2015 Dodge Viper Silver with black Stripes

2015 Dodge Viper Trims

The 2015 Dodge Viper has the SRT, GT, GTS & 2 special editions which are the SRT TA 2.0 & the SRT GTS Ceramic Blue. Every new Viper comes with the Viper Experience to work on your high performance driving skills on & off track. Each Viper has a 5 day build period with 145 hours of handcrafted excellence. The SRT is where it starts & is the heart & sole of the Viper brand.

The SRT has: 8.4-liter, variable cam, SFI, all-aluminum V10 engine; 12-speaker Harman-Kardon sound system; 645 horsepower, 600 lb.-ft. torque; Customizable full-color, 7-inch instrument cluster; 8.4-inch Uconnect® media center with standard Navigation; Four-wheel independent suspension, coil-over shocks; Sabelt Ballistic performance racing seats; Four piston Brembo® calipers on all four corners; & Multistage ESC, traction control and brake assist.

The GT cost $10k more than the SRT & it has additional features like Driver-selectable, 2-mode Bilstein® DampTronic® suspension system; Five-mode Electronic Stability Control system; GTS 2-vent hood; Standard Alcantara and Nappa leather interior; & Accent stitching to highlight one of three interior colors.

The GTS model has these additional features: Standard world-class Laguna Leather seats; 2-piece StopTech® rotors; 18-speaker sound system; Polished Venom wheels with painted pockets; Optional GTS stripe packages; & Special available Stryker paint.

The SRT TA 2.0 has a new rear wing, extended corner splitters, & added front dive planes. A very limited number will be produced in competition blue, the new Y'Orange & venom black. Very few of the SRT GTS Ceramic Blue will be made too. This model is for people who are really looking for something different.

2015 Dodge Viper Blue Rear
2015 Dodge Viper Blue Rear
2015 Chevy Corvette-Z06 Red Rear
2015 Chevy Corvette-Z06 Red Rear

The Winner is...

The winner is the 2015 Corvette Z06. Not only because it won in more categories when it comes to performance but it is also the better deal. It starts at around $6000 cheaper than the Viper. Both cars are awesome but the Corvette wins in the end. Try the short quiz below or answer the poll question. What do you think about these two cars? Leave your comments at the bottom of the page.

Which supercar do you like the most?

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2015 Chevy Corvette Convertible Red
2015 Chevy Corvette Convertible Red

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    • edavis2012 profile image

      Erik Long 17 months ago from Texas

      I see so many more Corvettes on the road than Vipers, so for me it has always kept a more exotic appeal. But I still personally prefer the Vette!

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      Elizabeth 23 months ago from U.S.

      I agree with you but the Corvette still has the basic model for I think less than $60K so you still have that option. Also, even if you buy the most expensive Corvette it's still the best for your money! :)

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      It would seem the Corvette has surpassed the Viper, but I would argue in doing so has lost its identity.

      To me the Vette's niche was using last years technology to make the most affordable sports car. Though still affordable for a super car, I suppose, they have got away from that ideal, and are just another super car.