[VIDEO] Hennessey Races the C7 Corvette Stingray Against the C8 2020 Corvette


[VIDEO] Hennessey Races the C7 Corvette Stingray Against the C8 2020 Corvette

We’ve previously seen similar match-up battles between the outgoing C7 Corvette Stingray and the new mid-engine C8 Corvette Stingray and I always find them interesting. In many ways, these comparisons of the new Corvette against the previous model are more illustrative of the brand’s improvement than watching a match-up against a Hellcat or a Lamborghini Huracan.

Part of the cost-saving strategies in developing the C8 Corvette was utilizing the previous model’s proven drivetrain albeit with some upgrades. Chevrolet does small block engines like no other and the 495-hp LT2 is the appropriate evolution from the 460-hp LT1 in the previous model. The two major factors in the success of the mid-engine Corvette when compared to the previous model is both the weight distribution over the rear tires and the new fast-shifting dual-clutch transmission.

The C7 Corvette gets down to business in pretty quick fashion but the mid-engine Corvette manages to finish first in both the race from a dead stop and the rolling start. But it’s no blowout as the C7 Corvette Stingray puts up a fight until the end.

From Hennessey Performance via YouTube:

2020 C8 Corvette (Hennessey stainless steel exhaust, lightweight wheels with Hoosier race tires) and a bone stock C7 Stingray size each other up from a dig and from a roll. Do we stage a rematch when the C7’s Hennessey performance upgrade is complete? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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  1. How unfair and absurd a match up! None stock C7 against a fully Rae prepped C8. Really? Might as well have done the match up against a ‘53 Blue Flame C1.

  2. Yeah, pretty stupid video, I made it halfway through. Couldn’t you idiots find a C7 Z06? Probably afraid it would beat your tricked out C8.

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