We Compare the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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The Corvette is synonymous with sporty and sleek, while the Dodge identifies with muscle. In early May, Chevrolet plans to start production of the 2023 Corvette Z06, and by the time fall comes, the car might be entirely on the road in Phoenix, Arizona, and elsewhere. Here are some differences between the Z06 and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

Performance Specs

The performance specs of the Z06 Corvette 2023 compared to the Dodge Challenger SRT are not far off from each other. The new Corvette will have a powerful 5.5-liter V8 gas engine with a 650 horsepower @6400 RPM (rotations per minute). The torque power of the Z06 will be 650 lb.-ft @ 3600 RPM. The transmission is an 8-speed automatic with a rear-wheel-drivetrain.

The Dodge Challenger has a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 gas engine with 717 horsepower at 6,000 RPM. The muscle car's torque power is 656 lb.-ft @ 4,800 RPM. Its transmission is both manual and automatic.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is 6-speed on manual, while the automatic goes up to 8-speed and has a rear-wheel drivetrain. The Z06 Corvette 2023 is your car if you want speed, as it leans towards a modern, sporty look, while the Dodge is more about muscle than speed. The Corvette weighs 3,524 lbs., while the Dodge is heavier at 4,415 lbs., making the Corvette much lighter and faster.

Fuel and MPG

The two cars' fuel efficiency is not far off, but the Z06 Corvette 2023 is slightly better than the Dodge.

In a combined MPG (Miles per gallon), which demonstrates how well the car does in both city and country road driving, the Corvette has 17 MPG and the Dodge 16 MPG.

The Z06 Corvette 2023 has 15 MPG in city-road driving while the Dodge has 13 MPG. On the highway, a Corvette's MPG is 22 while the Dodge does 21 MPG. The Corvette is the most fuel-efficient in combined, city, and off-road scenarios.

Dimensions and Measurements

The two cars have varying dimensions and measurements. The Z06 Corvette 2023 will have a length of 177.9 inches and a height of 48.6 inches, making it perfect for speed. The maximum width of the Z06 will be 77.4 inches, the front width 63.5 inches, and the rear width 62.5 inches. The wheelbase measures 106.7 inches wide.

The Dodge is naturally heavier, with a length of 197.5 inches and a height of 57.2 inches, sitting 8.6 inches higher than the Corvette. The maximum width of this muscle car is 75.7 inches, with the front and rear width measuring 64 and 63.7 inches, respectively.

The Dodge wheelbase is 9.5 inches larger than the Corvette at 116.2 inches. The larger wheelbase makes the Dodge slower to turn compared to the Corvette. The Dodge also has a ground clearance of 4.5 inches.

Interior Space

The Corvette is a sports car and is a two-seater with front legroom of 43 inches and a front-seat head and shoulder room of 37.9 and 55.2 inches, respectively. The Corvette is a sporty car, and the front-seat hip room is just right at 53.7 inches.

The Dodge is a five-seater muscle car with a smaller front-leg room of 42 inches. The front headroom is 39.3 inches, while the front-seat shoulder room is 58.5 inches. The front-seat hip room measures 55.3 inches, larger than the Corvette. The Dodge has rear-seat legroom of 33.1 inches, a rear-seat headroom of 37.1 inches, a rear-seat shoulder room of 53 inches, and a hip room of 47.8 inches.

The sporty nature of the Corvette requires a driver's snug seat fit.


The Z06 Corvette 2023 has a basic warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. It also has a corrosion warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles. The drivetrain warranty for fleet purchases is 5 years or 100,000 miles.

The drivetrain warranty for individual purchases is 5 years or 60,000 miles. The roadside assistance is valid for 5 years or up to 60,000 miles. The limit for how long you can claim for a rust-through warranty is 6 years or 100,000 miles. The maintenance note falls to 2 visits per year.

For the Dodge, the general warranty is 3 years or 60,000 miles, and a corrosion warranty of 5 years and unlimited miles. The rust-through warranty for the Dodge is not available, and the roadside assistance for fleets is 5 years or 60,000 miles. The Corvette wins hands down in this category as it has more warranty.

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