Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: we are living through a golden age of performance. Sure, the 1970s may be heralded as a golden age but, right here, right now, is the second coming.
In ten years, we may be hard-pressed to find performance machines like the two here today. And that’s why Motor Trend invited both the 2015 C7 Corvette Z06 and the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR for a Head2Head show down.
While Ford readies the GT yet, it’s Chevrolet and Dodge that have taken American performance under their wings. You could even say budget super cars, rather than performance cars. Because both the 2015 C7 Z06 and 2016 Viper ACR clock lap times under 1:35 at Laguna Seca, and both could easily shame a McLaren P1.
So, both cars take to the track and to the streets to see which American performance brute is worthy of the win. Does the Corvette team land a victory, or does Dodge and the SRT crew shame the small-block V8 with naturally-aspirated V10 power? Press play above to find out.