Charles Caleb Colton once said “Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery.” If that’s the case then what we have here are two exotic cars with very flattering potential. In what appears to be a “what came first, the chicken or the egg?” scenario we present for comparison two vehicles by two very similar companies, that achieve very similar goals, in a very similar way.
Both exotic? Yup. Both worthy of consideration as world-class super-cars? Check. Both capable of inspiring the drool-factor in all but the most stalwart of automotive dilettantes? You betcha! So without further ado, we present the RAPIER SL-C
By the numbers:
RAPIER SL-C VITAL STATISTICS
Top Speed: 222 MPH
0-60: 3.2 Seconds
Curb Weight: 2375 lbs.
Quarter-mile Elapsed Time: 10.6 seconds
Engine: LS7 (Chevrolet LS7 Small Block Engine )
Horsepower: 500 hp
Transmission: Ricardo GT50
Price: $179,000 with LS376
Delivery: 9 Months
FFR GTM SC VITAL STATISTICS
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 3.0 Seconds (0-100 in 6.6 seconds)
Curb Weight: 2240 lbs.
Quarter-mile Elapsed Time: 11.0 seconds @ 132 mph
Engine: LS7 (LS7 from the C6 ZO6 Corvette)
Horsepower: 505 hp
Transmission: Porsche G50
Price:$19,990 for the kit, $45,000 to complete the car (estimated)
Delivery: average build time about 250-300 hours (estimated)
And just for the sake of argument, how do these vehicles stack up to the “donor car” that supply’s many of the inner workings and under-pinnings of their grandiose achievements? Let’s take a look:
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 VITAL STATISTICS
Top Speed:198-mph test-track top speed
0-60: 3.7 seconds
Curb Weight: 3175 lbs.
Quarter-mile Elapsed Time: 11.7 seconds @ 125 mph
Engine: 7.0 Liter (427 cu. in.) LS7 V8
Horsepower: Standard 505-hp
Transmission: Chevrolet six-speed manual
Price: MSRP Starting at $74,285
Delivery: available now
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