• Aug 13th 2009 at 3:56PM
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Corvette ZR1 chasing a Lamborghini Muricelago LP670-4 SV - Click above to watch video after the jump

On Monday we shared a very nifty video of the lads at Autocar and a fire-breathing Blue Devil corvette chasing something around the hill route at Millbrook. Obviously, speculation was rampant about what sort of car had the camera strapped to it. Some folks went ahead and checked out Autocar since it was their video, others simply guessed. Results: Some of you were right! Others, very wrong. But, like the good parents that we are, Autoblog loves all of you equally. Moving on.

I'm going to go a little inside baseball for a moment, so bare bear with me. Yes, Autocar revealed that the chase car was indeed a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce about two weeks ago. Trouble was, the clip wasn't on YouTube, meaning that we couldn't share it with you here on Autoblog. A questionable decision, but a decision, nonethelss. Anyhow, look – a Chevy Corvette ZR1 chasing a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV around a track!!!

This really is an unbelievable video. First of all, you got two of the hottest cars in the world. Second, the Lambo should be a bit quicker than the ZR1, right? It has around 30 more horsepower, weighs about 60 pounds less and has AWD, allowing it to exit corners more quickly. Plus, the Lamborghini has a factory driver at the helm while the Corvette is being piloted by (gulp) an auto journalist. Only thing is, well... watch for yourself, after the jump. One more thing – not counting the "joke's on you, rich people!" Reventon, the LP670-4 SV is Lambo's most expensive vehicle and the ZR1 is (obviously) Chevy's. Can you image a race between the two brands' cheapest vehicles? Aveo vs. Gallardo LP560-4 strikes us as very funny.

[Source: YouTube via Autocar]




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      • 6 Years Ago
      Things are a lot different on the street in comparison to the track. It also depends on the drivers.

      Both awesome cars though!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not sure i trust that guys driving skills in the zr1, the car got loose on him a few times and he looked like he was going to crap his pants.
      I'd suspect that guys more experienced with that car wouldn't be so suprised.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not to burst your bubble but we all knew this from the comments in the last post of this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If we're arguing which driver's faster, I'd perhaps join in. Arguing which car is faster is just childish and pointless.
      • 6 Years Ago
      With the complete lack of room to hang the wheels in the air around that track, it's no wonder they weren't trigger happy with the throttle in either car. I personally believe the Vette could easily hang with the Lambo.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the SV is not AWD it is RWD - Source Top Gear
        • 6 Years Ago
        LP670-4 SV

        See that "4" there? it's for four wheel drive.

        The Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni or whatever, that's RWD.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If neither driver was wearing a helmet I doubt they were pushing the cars to their full potential.

      "Can you image a race between the two brands' cheapest vehicles? Avea vs. Gallardo LP560-4 strikes us as very funny."

      Funny in theory, but it's probably not that funny in practice.

      Unless of course it's an economy race. No, wait, that's still boring...

      Perhaps which car makes the better clown car?
      • 6 Years Ago
      i would love to see what the engineers could do with the ZR1 if they recieved the same budget as the lambo!! (i would have to predict 1st round knockout, winner is the ZR1 !!)
        • 6 Years Ago
        why do you think Lambo has a budget bigger than GM ?

        what if Lambo engineers were allowed to put a supercharger on their engine ?
        • 6 Years Ago
        my point is...its either very impressive what GM can do with a vette, or sad what Lambo does....and a lambo is definately not sad.

        think of it my way, a real car guy looks at performance first, looks and vanity are second.
        when I see someone driving a Porsche boxter I laugh (because there are much better cars for the same money) but when I see someone driving a 911 I tip my hat.

        Im a huge lambo fan, but when you see vettes destroy more expensive competition in GT1 and GT2 (which will definately be more evenly matched... hopefully) its great to see.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ok...must of hit a nerve...lol...lets see what kind of lambo you get for $100 000.

        Point is, for just over $100k you can have a car that will leave most lambos, and ferraris behind, and give their best a real run for their money. What if GM decided to build a $300 000 vette? when for $100 000 you get a monster
        • 6 Years Ago
        If you where a real car guy you wouldn't laugh at someone with a Boxster. Seeing as the Boxster is one of the best cars money can buy period.

        And i'd be willing to bet the Vettes running GT1 and GT2 are more expensive or have a bigger budget than most of the competition.

        • 6 Years Ago
        They certainly put more than 100,000 dollars into their cars- that's for sure.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @mortonb11
        and in that case
        @Parkerman
        You are paying more than a name, lets not forget, the Lambo is by car reviewist standards (not ours) the lambo is a more atractive car in the physical stand point.
        The Vett is the Econo box of super cars, its build cheap, made cheap, to be cheap. Unlike Lambo where almost every peice of the car is hand put together, so the lambo has more quality to it than a Vett would.
        People are always saying well this cost more money than this, but everyone only looks at numbers not how the car feels, yes ZR1 great car thumbs up no denying it, would i buy it, no. I wouldn't by because quality is a big deal to me, so i would happily by a ferrari with my cash, or the viper just because it's a child hood dream of mine lol.
        So that extra cash is going to more than just a name, it goes to hand crafted and exclusive.
        Vetts are a dime a dozen but when you see a Lambo, Ferrari, Zonda, thats something everyone not just Vett fans turn heads to. And no one can deny that.
        • 6 Years Ago
        you really think Lambo puts 300.000 in a car ?
      • 6 Years Ago
      exactly, how can u know how much each driver put into it?
      get both on a proper track with proper drivers!

      The SV looks and sounds so evil, hehe
        • 6 Years Ago
        Good thing you saved two characters, not typing out the esoteric "you".

        Are you on dial-up? Or maybe a tin can?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thats what you pay for. Worth it to those who can afford it. Kind of like if you had a girl who was a really good lay, you would get to finish just as fast as with a super model. Given the choice though and the means to support/obtain/woo a super model you would go with the supermodel. For us regular guys though there is always the girl next door or the ZR1/GTR.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Music to my ears.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Corvette makes that Lamborghini look a bloated or possibly pregnant. Love'em both though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      nice ad
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