As Agent 009 reported to you earlier, the existing and quite long-in-the-tooth Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 recently went head-to-head with the all-new, 2014 SRT Viper.
No matter how you slice it, this is a battle for keeps. Two of the largest automakers that build two of the most storied vehicles on the planet square off on the track.
What story gets much better than that? This one, actually.
That's because the Corvette ZR1, which has been around for quite some time now, actually set a lap record around Laguna Seca that was nearly two full seconds faster than the 2014 Viper. Insert crickets here.
The reason why this is a good story is simple -- the new Viper is suppose to set the benchmark and this test proves it falls short. And while two seconds doesn't sound like much, on the track it's an eternity.
But NOT everyone buys a vehicle based on track times. The 2014 SRT Viper is arguably the better looking vehicle with an all-new exterior and, to be straightforward, MUCH more high quality interior over the Corvette. While that's not saying much, it's clear someone gave the Viper some thought when it was built over the slap-dash 'Vette job.
AND the Viper's 8.4-liter V10 is a more unique powerplant. Don't get me wrong, the Corvette's V8 is outstanding but it lacks that certain something.
So, I am left wondering:
Do YOU prefer the ZR1's record-setting time, crude interior and more comfortable ride? OR would YOU opt for the all-new Viper with its stunning looks and -- overall -- more raw experience?