Monday, August 17, 2009

Video : Can a 638 hp Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 keep-up with a 670 hp Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce on Millbrook Proving-Ground?

British car magazine - Autocar, had to get two new highly-anticipated supercars, and run them through the Millbrook Proving-Ground track. On one hand, there's the mighty 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. On the other, there's everyone's favorite Lambo; the 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce. While the ZR1 is already a tough supercar to beat, this Murcielago 670 SV is more racecar-like, and will feed the ZR1 all its dust from the back; or can't it? Well, the Americans at Motor Trend, tried to race a ZR1 against an F/A-18 Hornet Navy Jet Fighter!

So that begged the question at Autocar, can a Corvette ZR1 keep-up with a Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV on Millbrook? Well here's what we can read on paper:

- 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: Powered by a supercharged 6.2L LS9 V8, with 638 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque. Connected to a 6-speed manual and a rear-drive chassis, the ZR1 will hit 60 mph as quick as 3.4 seconds, onwards to a top speed of 205 mph. For handling claims, the ZR1 covers the Nurburgring in 7:26.4.

- 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce: The re-worked 6.5L V12 now makes 670-hp and 487 lb-ft. Coupled that with a 6-speed auto-clutch manual and all-wheel-drive, it will launch to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Plus, thanks to 100 kilograms of shoved weight and racing aero-dynamics parts, the Murcielago 670 SV will go up-to 212 mph; making it the fastest Lambo ever made!

That's however, all writing. So with all Millbrook's twists, corners, and bumps, the answer to the original question becomes tricky. We won't spoil the end result of that question; please watch the video, and enjoy!

Source : [YouTube via Autocar]

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