11.2 @ 130.5 mph : ZR1 First Test

Motor Trend

11.2@130.5 mph is about all you have to know. Thats fast enough to not be able to run at any dragstrip. Fast enough to need a roll bar in a stock car. Huge mph.

Drive a 600-horsepower Dodge Viper SRT-10? Better move out of the way, bub. Launched well (and that means enough revs to keep the blown 6.2L V-8 from bogging but not so many revs that you simply whirl the rear tires into black jam), the 638-horse ZR1 blitzes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a scalding 3.3 sec (versus 3.7 for the Dodge). Once those huge rear 335/25ZR-20 Michelin Sport PS2s are well and truly hooked up, though, the ZR1 really gets down and dirty. The quarter-mile flashes by in just 11.2 seconds at a trap speed of 130.5 mph (at that point the Viper is doing 124.4 mph). By the second half of the quarter-mile, the ZR1 is running away from almost every other automobile we've ever tested.

ZR1 is pretty fast. 638 hp will do that. Put a tire on it, and it runs 10's. Probably not even that good of a tire.

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Item Reviewed: 11.2 @ 130.5 mph : ZR1 First Test Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sean Morris