For nearly two-and-a-half decades the Dodge Viper and Chevrolet Corvette have competed against each other for the domestic sports car crown. It might be bad on tires but, like gladiators in the ring, it’s a bloodsport we just can’t get enough of.
When one takes the lead–like Chevy did with the Corvette ZR1– the other is bound to strike back. And that’s exactly what Dodge aimed to do when the Dodge Viper TA (Time Attack) hit the streets in late 2013.
On paper, they were truly neck and neck. While the TA’s 640 hp just out-punched the ZR1’s 638 hp, the Viper made due with just 600 lb-ft of torque, down 4 lb-ft on the range-topping C6.
Fast forward to the present, and we have the 650 hp, 650 lb-ft 2015 Corvette Z06, which handily bests the TA on paper, cooking up an extra 12 hp and an extra 50 lb-ft of torque. Though, the story isn’t always the same on track. Or is it?
The drivers in the video below look to answer that very important question: Which is fastest on track, a 2014 Viper TA or a 2015 Corvette Z06 equipped with the Z07 performance package?
Okay, the drivers are probably having a bit of fun too, but it’s great to see two lethal track-machines scoot by everything else.
We won’t ruin the driving or the ending here but we highly recommend you block off 11-minutes of your life and watch these two assault the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.