A couple weeks back we featured a video showing a 2019 Corvette ZR1 that was absolutely obliterated in both a dig and roll race by a McLaren 720s at the Palm International Raceway in South Florida. During the same event, the Ceramic Matrix Gray Corvette ZR1 also lined up next to a Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 and that’s the video that is shared below.
Again, on paper these two sports cars seemed to be evenly matched. The ZR1 features the supercharged 6.2 liter LT5 which makes 755-hp that is coupled to an 8-speed automatic. The Lamborghini Huracán boasts a naturally-aspirated 5.2 liter V10 which makes 602-hp and is coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that applies power to all four wheels. The Huracán retails for a price starting at $290,000 while the Corvette ZR1’s MSRP is $140,000 as raced.
From a standing start, the Corvette ZR1 is no match for the all-wheel-drive Huracán and the Lamborghini easily defeats America’s favorite sports car. Not to say that we expected it, but after the McLaren video was posted, I sort of expected the same result.
It’s a different story though when starting from a rolling 40 mph. The Corvette ZR1 is able to put that 755-horsepower down on the Michelins and the race is neck and neck until the very end when it looks like the Lamborghini was just starting to get ahead of the ZR1.
I am a card-carrying member of the Corvette Lunatic Fringe so I feel it’s my obligation to provide a defense for the Corvette. Plus, I’d really like to know what would happen. The ZR1 is equipped with the ZTK performance package with the high-wing that can provide up to the 950 pounds of downforce. As a rule of thumb, the low-wing base model may be more appropriate for dig and roll races. As I suggested in the previous post, put them both on the road course for 10 laps and then compare times to see how the ZR1 performs against these exotic mid-engine sports cars costing two to three times as much.
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