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2006 Dodge Viper vs. 2002 Honda Z

To start off, 2006 Dodge Viper is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Honda Z. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Honda Z would be higher. At 8,275 cc (10 cylinders), 2006 Dodge Viper is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Dodge Viper (510 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 459 more horse power than 2002 Honda Z. (51 HP @ 7000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Dodge Viper should accelerate faster than 2002 Honda Z. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Dodge Viper weights approximately 563 kg more than 2002 Honda Z. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Honda Z is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2006 Dodge Viper. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Honda Z will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2006 Dodge Viper (725 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 665 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Honda Z. (60 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Dodge Viper will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Honda Z. 2002 Honda Z has automatic transmission and 2006 Dodge Viper has manual transmission. 2006 Dodge Viper will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Honda Z will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Dodge Viper 2002 Honda Z
Make Dodge Honda
Model Viper Z
Year Released 2006 2002
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 8275 cc 656 cc
Engine Cylinders 10 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 510 HP 51 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 725 Nm 60 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 102 mm 66 mm
Engine Stroke Size 101 mm 64 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1523 kg 960 kg
Vehicle Length 4470 mm 3410 mm
Vehicle Width 1920 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1240 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2370 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 35 L


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