[VIDEO] Corvette Stingray vs Britannia at Goodwood Hill Climb


[VIDEO] Corvette Stingray vs Britannia at Goodwood Hill Climb

Three cars.

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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