[VIDEO] Sibling Rivalry: 2017 Corvette Z06 vs 2017 Camaro ZL1


[VIDEO] Sibling Rivalry: 2017 Corvette Z06 vs 2017 Camaro ZL1

There’s been a lot of talk recently about just how good the 2017 Camaro ZL1 was going to be. After watching this video from Hennessey Performance featuring a roll race between the new Camaro and Chevrolet’s big nasty, the 2017 Corvette Z06, well, it looks to us like the hype is well deserved.

Both cars use the supercharged LT4 V8 and the Camaro packs 640 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque while the Corvette Z06 is rated at 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The sixth generation Camaro gets a nice bump in power from its predecessor (60+ horsepower and 84 lb-ft torque) and it benefits from shedding 200 pounds as well.

With the 2017 Camaro ZL1 now hitting dealer showrooms, Hennessey Performance wanted to see just how good the car in its stock form matched up against a stock 2017 Corvette Z06. Both are manual transmission cars and both lined up and cruised in second gear before crossing the go line for a quarter mile sprint.

We’ll spoil the ending and let you know the Corvette did come first in this exercise, but just barely. Launching from a roll in second gear stripped the Corvette’s off-the-line launch factor out of the equation and it became an LT4 vs LT4 grudge match. On a road course, we expect the Corvette Z06 to really show its chops but in a straight line roll-race, the Camaro is right there.

Some are already calling the 2017 Camaro ZL1 a “Corvette with back seats” and for Camaro fans, you can get into one for an MSRP of $61,140 vs the Corvette Z06’s current MSRP of $80,445, a price difference of nearly $20,000!

Check out the sibling rivalry video below and let us know what you think about the new Camaro ZL1 in the comments section:

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  1. Such a load of crap. Clearly the C7 driver missed a shift and it blew the race. Even with the bad error, the C7 was still pulling away. What the heck is wrong with Hennessey?

  2. I concur stupid comparison the guys “production manger” needs to learn how to drive a
    The C 7 was outpacing the Camaro at every shift Good thing it was just a 1/4 mile or their would have been nothing in the rear view mirror of the Z06 to see at all

  3. As an owner of both cars, I like that the Corvette’s little brother is finally allowed to compete against it’s bigger brother the Corvette. The Camaro has become a real performer that can run with some of the best performance cars in the world. The Gen 5 Z/28’s & ZL1’s were amazing cars! And the new ZL1 is even better! I still prefer the Corvette over the Camaro because of it’s sheer presence compared to the Camaro. The Corvette will always be the better performer because of it’s chassis and it’s lighter weight, not to mention all the technology that the Corvette has as well. No matter which one you choose, they are both great cars!

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