The young 20-year-old C8 Corvette owner known as Speed Phenom takes his 2020 Corvette Stingray to the dragstrip and like all his videos, this is a very fun one to watch. As this is his first time at a dragstrip, he is learning something new with each pass.
As he makes multiple runs on the track, he can’t quite figure out why he has so much wheel spin with the tires seemingly taking forever to hook-up. Those times at the track are good for a stock Corvette, but they aren’t good enough for him.
Knowing that he can do better, he then takes his car out to a deserted two-lane road and we see the C8 Corvette’s performance timer as he repeatedly rips 0-60 mph times at 2.6 seconds. “In your face” he yells as he hits the mark for the first time, and then the magic happens as he runs a 10.95 quarter mile.
Again, these times are based on the Corvette’s computer which is not as accurate as the laser timers used at the dragstrip, but accurate enough for most Corvette fans who aren’t at the track.
Finally, Speed gives us an after-action report as he tries to figure out why he had he wheel spin on the track. One of the things he points to is that his car is still set up with the track camber on his Michelins and the thought is that he’s not getting the full contact patch of the tires to the track. Yet those same tires on asphalt seem to hook up just fine.
From Speed Phenom via YouTube:
This is it! My first time ever taking my brand new mid-engine C8 Corvette to the dragstrip. You won’t believe the times…
Speed Phenom / YouTube
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