Three (wet) hill climbs.
No driver aids allowed.
That summarizes the latest challenge for the 2014 Corvette Stingray against the best the world has to offer.
Today, we’re showing you a video made by Goodwood, hosts of the annual Festival of Speed each summer at Goodwood House, West Sussex, England.
Goodwood got its hands on a red seventh-generation Corvette and put it to the test against two much more expensive British competitors, the Jaguar F-Type V8S and the Aston Martin Vantage V12S.
And, speaking of money, let’s go ahead and get the price tag comparisons out of the way – the Stingray, as usual, emerges as the low-price leader at 61,495 pounds vs. 79,985 pounds for the Jag and a whopping 138,000 pounds for the Aston Martin.
Racing driver Anthony Reid, promising that “we’re going to have a bit of fun,” climbs behind the wheel of each car on the challenging Goodwood course that features a wet and wild hill climb, no driver aids allowed.
He uses his skills to first send the 5.0-liter V8 supercharged Jaguar (with 488 horsepower and 461 lb ft) to a best elapsed time of 1:11.9.
Next he pushes the Aston Martin (packing 565 horsepower and 457 lb ft) to a best time of 1:05.2.
The new Stingray loses the horsepower race with the 460 horses provided by its 6.2-liter V8, but more than makes up for it in other ways, finishing with a time of…
Well, you might want to check out this short video to see if this new Corvette has the right stuff to beat its British competition.
We’ll give you a hint – the same side won this competition AND the Revolutionary War.
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