Corvette Z06 v Exige Cup v GT3 RS v Noble M400: Battle of the road-racers

The Corvette Z06 packs 505bhp of toned muscle. But can it out-run the Lotus Exige Cup, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Noble M400?


 Corvette Z06Lotus Exige Cup 240Noble M400Porsche GT3 RS
EngineV8In-line 4-cyl, superchargedV6, twin-turboFlat-six
LocationFront, longitudinalMid-mounted, transverseMid-mounted, transverseRear-mounted, longitudinal
Bore X Stroke104.8 x 101.6mm82 x 85mm98 x 79.5mm100 x 76.4mm
Cylinder BlockAluminium alloyAluminium alloyAluminium alloyAluminium alloy
Cylinder HeadAluminium alloy, sohc, two valves per cylinderAluminium alloy, dohc, four valves per cylinder, VVTL-iAluminium alloy, dohc per bank, four valves per cylinderAluminium alloy, dohc per bank, four valves per cylinder
Fuel and IgnitionElectronic engine management, sequential fuel injectionLotus engine management, multi-point fuel injectionElectronic engine management, multi-point fuel injectionBosch engine management, multi-point fuel injection
Max Power505bhp @ 6200rpm243bhp @ 8000rpm425bhp @ 6500rpm375bhp @ 7400rpm
Max Torque475lb ft @ 4800rpm174lb ft @ 7000rpm390lb ft @ 5000rpm284lb ft @ 5000rpm
TransmissionSix-speed manual, rear-wheel drive, traction control, Active HandlingSix-speed manual, rear- wheel drive, lsd, traction controlGetrag six-speed manual, rear- wheel drive, Quaife lsdSix-speed manual, rear-wheel drive, lsd
Front SuspensionDouble wishbones, composite leaf spring, dampersDouble wishbones, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll barDouble wishbones, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll barMacPherson struts, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll ba
Rear SuspensionDouble wishbones, composite leaf spring, dampersDouble wishbones, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll barDouble wishbones, coil springs, dampersMulti-link, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll bar
BrakesCross-drilled and vented discs, 355mm front, 340mm rear, ABSCross-drilled and vented discs, 282mm front, 282mm rear, ABSCross-drilled and vented discs, 330mm front, 330mm rearVented discs, 350mm front, 330mm rear, ABS
Weight Kerb1420kg930kg1060kg1330kg
Power to Weight361bhp/ton264bhp/ton407bhp/ton286bhp/ton
Max Speed190mph+ (claimed)155mph (claimed)185mph (claimed)190mph (claimed)
Basic Pricec£60,000£45,995£55,995c£75,000 (used)
0 to 60 MPHsub-4sec (claimed)3.9sec (claimed)3.5sec (claimed)4.4sec (claimed)


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