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Old 06-29-2009, 09:56 PM   #1
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Chevy C6 vs. Shelby GT500

ok i know its not a camaro but i thought i ask these forums since you guys know alot about muscle cars and what not. so i have decided to buy a C6 over a camaro SS.
my cousin has a 2009 Shelby GT500 and he says he will take me in a straight from a roll and a dig. but when i bring up the twisties he shuts up lol. but anyways i made him a bet that once i get my LS3 if i lose to him from roll or a dig il buy him his aftermarket exhaust system. if i win hell buy me a exhaust system. he accepted the deal and once i buy my ls3 i am set to race him. so what do you guys think??? should i even be worried? im pretty sure i can take him in a straight as well... i would think even a ls2 vette would take a gt500 as well.

so what you guys think?
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:15 PM   #2
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How well can he drive? How well can you drive? What are your racing, quarter mile, eighth mile, top end? There are too many unknowns in your question to give you a definite answer.

However, if you are racing from a dig, then I believe it will be really close, as both cars are capable of mid-12's stock. If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on you in the Corvette.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:20 PM   #3
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i would say were just about equally good drivers. i dont have a vette yet so i havent gone to track...but i believe the vette would win from a dig and roll...but dont know if for sure. also i would like to know how a ls2 would stack up against gt500

i have driven a gt500 and its monster in roll races...i havent tried a c6 yet so i wouldnt know for sure
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:24 PM   #4
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Dig is a driver's race. The roll may be interesting...you are lighter, but the GT500 may have more TQ...it should be interesting....Not sure what a stock gt from a roll can do. If I compare to my S/C car, it may pull you. But then again I make well over 430 tq.

Depends I guess
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:32 PM   #5
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Has he done any mods to his GT500 or is bone stock?
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:34 PM   #6
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his car is bone stock
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:35 PM   #7
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There was an article written ages ago in Car & Driver that pitted a LS2 Corvette to a 2007 GT500 and the Corvette edged the Shelby by .1 of a second (12.8 @ 113 vs 12.9 @ 112), but be wary that a stock GT500 with a good driver is good for a few tenths more than what C&D got out of their mule that day. The Corvette is going to handle better and own the GT500 in a top speed race.

LS2 or LS3, I still think it will come down to the driver with an edge to th LS3.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:07 AM   #8
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Power to weight would say LS3 C6 > GT500 > LS2 C6. But all are close. Too many variables to consider other than it's a good match up.

That's a heck of a bet though. Update us when you get your car. I have a feeling things may change by then.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:03 AM   #9
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Depends if he is stock or not. If he is you should win with an LS3.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:09 AM   #10
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Or you could just fork over around 75-80k, get the Z06, and have ABSOLUTELY no worries.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:09 AM   #11
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How well can he drive? How well can you drive? What are your racing, quarter mile, eighth mile, top end? There are too many unknowns in your question to give you a definite answer.

However, if you are racing from a dig, then I believe it will be really close, as both cars are capable of mid-12's stock. If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on you in the Corvette.
I would bet on the vette as well, but it will be a close race ... (stock for stock that is). If the Gt500 has some mods, I'll vote Gt500.

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Old 06-30-2009, 09:47 AM   #12
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Or you could just fork over around 75-80k, get the Z06, and have ABSOLUTELY no worries.
Unless the GT500 was modded.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:50 AM   #13
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May be a dumb question and off topic but I figured garagelogic would know. I was talking to a Ford guy the other day and I had told him that I was looking for a GT500 and that I knew they didn't make an automatic in that car so we didn't get one. (My wife likes to drive fast cars too but hates driving stick and I like to keep her very happy.) With that said, he told me they made a very small number of Auto Gt500's. Is that true or just total BS cause I have never heard of that before.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:53 AM   #14
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I would call BS. I have seen people INSTALL a automatic, but I have yet seen any GT500 come factory install auto's. The same with a Terminator Cobra.
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