Yea considering a GT350 and ZL1 driven by Randy Pobst only had a difference of 1.5 secs in lap times, I'd say it's a good guess throwing a supercharger or twin turbos on a 350 will allow you to leave corvettes in the rear mirror. You might have an argument with the Z06, but that's it. And yes I know the ZL1 is a Camaro, but it runs the same 650 HP engine as the Z06, so I would say it's at least similar in comparison.Throw something like a Roush supercharger or twin turbo's on a GT350 you will be waving goodbye to the Corvette owner as you pull away.
I'm no pro but I am SCCA licensed. If you look at the lateral G specs and braking of the two, the stingray GS/Z06 will reel the GT350R in, in the corners and braking zones. If the Stingray GS beats the Z/28 and the Z is a handful to say the least for the GT350R, then you must have seen bad drivers on the track, which are numerous compared to good ones. I am a Ford and Chevy fan, but let's be realistic when we compare the two. The big boy Shelby competes with the Non base stingray.As some of the previous posts noted, the Stingray/GS models are not difficult to keep ahead of. The only ones I can't keep up with are the Z06's. I typically track at Sebring, and have no issues staying ahead of the vettes. I just have a baseline GT350 but plan on throwing a set of the R wheels when I get the money saved up. Starting to wonder if the GT500 is gonna be the Z06 eater. Time will tell.
I love that flat plan crank, it makes all the sound difference. Do you think they skipped to cross plan crank on the new GT500 for boost reasons? I think it takes away from that voodoo magic.Although I own Mustangs, but I am also a huge Chevy fan. Back in the days, if you owned a Corvette, you were the king and if you owned Camaros, Mustangs, Firebirds, etc... you owned a poor man's Corvette. Nowadays, Some of these Camaros out gun the Corvette. Having said that, there is nothing that even remotely comes close to the music of the Voodoo engines.