Got to the track yesterday with both the C8Z and ACR. Here is the writeup I put on the Corvette Forum:Congratulations! Its a beauty.
Awaiting your track experience (details) compared to the Viper.
Cheers - Jim
This trip out was just to see how I would do as a one-eyed pirate, so I didn't prepare for video or hard core comparisons. But when I got on track, I found I could run hard without killing myself, so I got a little better feel for the differences between the cars. I was about a second a lap faster in the Viper, but I was more comfortable in it due to a lot of seat time over the last 7 years. I was more cautious in the Corvette because I had not taped up the headlights or put on any protective coatings for the paint. Still, I ended up passing a lot of cars and I had 2 cars, a Viper and a track Miata, spin off track in front of me, kicking up a lot of dirt and rocks. The cars accelerate about the same, the Viper brakes harder, and the lateral g's are a little different. The Corvette turns in so crisply in the low-medium speed corners that it has a pretty good, short-lived g spike. The Viper feels like it pulls a lot more g's in the long, sustained, high-speed sweepers because you can carry more speed with the massive aero. I will get videos next time out.Pappy - Nice report.
Any video from the cars? (Gunz, gunz, gunz!)
Any data to show g-g or on-track differentials between the two?
There are some simple video comparison programs that can use the video to "best-guess" the data between 2 cars.
None the less - thanks for the report.
Hope the eye heals and you are back to 100 percent soon! Be well.
Cheers - Jim
I had fresh Yokohama soft compound slicks on the Viper, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2Rs on the C8. The Cup 2Rs are very soft and sticky (almost no tread like slicks), but they only last 5000 miles or so on the street (or a couple of track days), and they are very expensive. I am ordering a set of 19" Finspeeds for the C8 (18" wheels won't clear the CCBs and emergency brake caliper). Looks like I can run 300/680s on front and 330/710s on the rear. The Cup 2Rs are as good as, if not better than Hoosier R7s for a few laps, but don't last long. Wish I could run 18" wheels on the Corvette - then the C8, ACR, and 56 Corvette would all run the same size tires.Tires? I found I gave up about 2 seconds (+) a lap at Sebring with the Toyos vs Hoosier/Goodyear slicks.
But Ohh, the $avings! But it rode on a trailer. Room in the box for a set of slicks for the C8?
It is pretty,
Cheers - Jim
A friend of mine has one (not a Z06) and told me you can't break it loose.