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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