Edmunds took a Viper SRT-10 and a 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon prototype out to a track to determine which car could lay the longest burnout. Finally, a comparision test I can get excited about! Both cars got three attempts and their tire marks were measured. Josh Jacquot was the driver for this non-scientific test and although he was bullish on the Viper from the get-go, it was the Velocity Yellow Z06 Corvette that left the biggest (and longest) impression.
Yes, the Viper looses another comparision test to Corvette. After three runs, the Viper’s best tire marks measured 273 feet, 4 inches. Jacquot then jumps into the Corvette and as soon as that big V8 powers up, he starts second-guessing his original hypothesis about the Corvette’s ability to measure up to the Viper. After three runs, the Corvette emerges as the clear winner with a longest run of 323 feet, 7 inches. That beat the Viper by 50 feet and was nearly 100 feet longer than the previous Burnout Super Test winner the Chevy Camaro.
Favorite quote from the test: Burnouts rely on ample torque in order to prolong the stupidity.
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