Some of the first 2020 Corvettes in the wild found themselves at the drag strip over the weekend and the first match-up we want to focus on is this battle between the C8 Corvette and a Green 2020 Shelby Mustang GT 500 aka “The Hulk”.
The car’s owner hails from @EastCoastSupercharging and they got in three quarter-mile runs against the 760-horsepower Mustang at New Jersey’s ATCO Dragway.
The Torch Red 2LT Z51 Coupe is nicely optioned with competition seats and as the car is waiting in the staging lanes, the owner shows off some of the features including how the Front End Lift functions.
When it comes time to line up, the first run is a bust as the owner of the 2020 Corvette failed to properly engage the Launch Control on the car. The Mustang’s owner tells him that’s what we are here for and the two cars set-up for their second run.
It’s during the second run that the Corvette runs its fastest time of 11.56 seconds at 120.34 mph. As a comparison, the official performance figures from GM on the 2020 Corvette Stingray are 11.2 seconds at 121 mph. The 2014 Corvette Stingray official quarter-mile time from GM is 12.0 seconds at 119 mph.
From StangMode via YouTube:
1st 1/4 Mile Public Pass Ever for 2020 C8 Corvette came vs a 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500! Enjoy
And here’s the timesheet from @EastCoastSupercharging:
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11.56 first pass @ 120 💯 bone stock C8. Spun off the light past the 60 1.86 60ft. The burnout is the trickiest part of drag racing this car. We will get it figured out few thenths still left in it. #eastcoastsupercharging #blownbyecs #c8performance #1320video #hightechcorvette #slipstreamracingevents
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