There are several powtrain options for the C5. These comparisons are based on two assumptions, bone stock cars in cluding tires and equal drivers.
1) C5 prior to 2001 without the LS6 intake. IMO would lose with any transmission/gear combo offered. The 6m with 3.42 would be close. I've seen 13.3 at the track for these.
2) C5 2001-2004
A) auto with 2.73 gears would lose. 13.5-13.4 in the 1/4
B) auto with 3.15 gears would be within 2 tenths. 13.3- 13.1 in the 1/4
C) 6m with 3.42 gears would be a drivers race. 13.0- 13.1 in the 1/4
I'm basing this off of what I have watched at the dragstrip, and what I have run with my GTO. I'm figuring 13.0 for the GTO, even though I had a 12.895, and a couple others have gotten into the 12's stock. I don't think 12's stock for the GTO are an all the time occurance on a stock car, although 13.0x is fairly easy to achieve. Ditto for the C5, Some guys have gotten 12's, but the majority are stuck at low 13's unless they modify it.
That is a drivers race. But I personally have taken one of my fellow employees every time. I would say we have raced 15 to 20 times and he has never beaten me. As a matter of fact I am the sole reason he is modding his car. :rofl:
what burrito also has to remember is that the GTO has 400hp, the vette has 350. That 50hp difference is enough to compensate for the added weight of the goat, but the vette dont have the weight transfer/wheelhop problem the gto does.
I knew you were gonna bring up the price .
I dunno how fast the vette would be when adding a converter? So I dont know, maybe add nos and good set of tires for 1k??? I think that might be over 1k though.