2019 ZR1: 0-60 mph 2.85 seconds, quarter-mile in 10.6 seconds @ 134...100 mph in 6.0 seconds flat according to multiple car rags...
My guess is those times were achieved with an automatic?
Exactly! It took 755hp to put down those numbers since the ZR1 has an added 105hp over the ZO6 but not to worry the GT40 still has a weight advantage of 1,000lbs, smaller frontal area and the engine (weight) is in the rear, it boils down to physics. The shame is that a 2018 ZR1 is only marginally faster than a 1964-68 designed GT40 with 305hp less. I like my ZO6 for a daily driver but I love my GT40, no comparison at all (IMHO).
Rick,Well I think that it is a valid comparison and I like and own both cars so I will compare them apples to apples even with the ac on. I am finishing my RCR40 625/620 so we will see soon enough since I am going to take both to the Texas mile and the 1/4 mile drag. ZO6 time/speed in 1/4 mile from mag article, "The great American yardstick of acceleration will always be 1/4-mile elapsed times and team Corvette didn’t disappoint, claiming a 10.95-second time in the 8-speed with the 7-speed manual clocking a 11.2, both with identical 127mph", I can tell you that my GTD with 450hp did the 1/4 mile in 11.4 @ 132mph with a roll out start (so that I wouldn't hurt my transaxle). I did that with 200hp less than the ZO6. I have no doubt that I will spank my ZO6 with my RCR40 in both the mile and 1/4 mile runs (RCR40 has a 1,000lb advantage).
I find it interesting that you guys are interested AT ALL it drag racing at GT40. If you want comparisons why not take both cars to a road race track and compare lap times.
I was responding to a specific statement since most auto mags use 0-60 and 1/4 mi as performance standards, as many know, I have and will run my car in any open track event, oval, road course, drag and use it as a daily driver on a sunny day. That being said I also believe that our replicas should be good at ALL tracks even the dreaded 1/4 mile since if the Corvette can run on all tracks why not a GT40? I am of the opinion that a GT40 replica can be built to be as good as ANY performance car on the market. Due to it's high power to weight ratio, small frontal area and good suspension geometry it will be a better performer on almost any track than many of the higher priced offerings that most people can not afford.
This one?You could buy a car at Barrett-Jackson like the one which sold at the northeast auction on Saturday for $77K. Don't know the make or about the drive train. Don't forget the 10% buyers fee. So for $84.7K, plus tax and license, someone bought a good looking driver. Proving once again that big time auctions are probably not the place to sell your 40.