[VIDEO] C8 Corvette Track Battle at Hockenheim with an Audi R8 and a Porsche 992 Carerra S

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[VIDEO] C8 Corvette Track Battle at Hockenheim with an Audi R8 and a Porsche 992 Carerra S


For years, Corvette has battled against competition like Porsche and Audi, usually hanging close but not winning.

Will the switch to a mid-engine format change the fortune of the new 2020 Stingray?

German automobile magazine Sport Auto recently decided to find out by pitting the new C8 mid-engine Corvette against a Porsche 911 992 Carrera S and an Audi R8 V10 RWD on the Hockenheim Ring in Germany.

[VIDEO] C8 Corvette Track Battle at Hockenheim with an Audi R8 and a Porsche 992 Carerra S


The Audi R8 RWD is the horsepower champ with 532 (though torque is just 398 lb-ft) and is equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Porsche 992, meanwhile, calls on a twin-turbo 3.0-liter to produce 443 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, hooked to its outstanding 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. Finally, the Corvette’s new 6.2-liter

LT2 V8 engine cranks out 495 horsepower and 470 ft-lb of torque and uses an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.

[VIDEO] C8 Corvette Track Battle at Hockenheim with an Audi R8 and a Porsche 992 Carerra S


So which of these world-class sports cars will emerge as the fastest at Hockenheim?

Spoiler alert: in case you don’t want to know the winner, stop reading now.

In this spirited competition, the new Corvette winds up as the third-place finisher with a time of 1:54.6, but Chevy’s first mid-engine creation finishes just a little more than a second slower than the two much more expensive competitors. The 992 finishes second at 1:53.5, just a tick slower than the Audi that crosses the line at 1:53.4.

A pretty good start for the new kid on the block, huh?


Source:
Sport Auto / YouTube

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10 COMMENTS

  1. ttoo too great for a almost base model it looks to me that with only the Z06 will be more than enough to beat just about any actual model with ni need for the zr1 or zora lol those will be entering a hole new different to almost a super car level and the best part that i like is that it will be natural aspirated go on chevy u will be the king of the hill again

  2. Look like the driver had more seat time in the Porsche. I can’t help but wonder if Speed Phenom was in the drivers seat of the C8, would the results be similar or? Nice comparison.

  3. I was wondering, the C8 had the Porsche beat on horsepower and torque, plus being a mid-engine, with better weight distribution. What kept the Corvette from winning?…is it heavier
    then the Porsche. do we need one of the drivers from Corvette Racing driving to get the most out of the C8?

  4. “do we need one of the drivers from Corvette Racing driving to get the most out of the C8?”
    ^ that was Golden

  5. The Porsche has Carbon Ceramic Brakes and that makes this comparison not fair. Also believe the driver is very familiar with the Porsche and probably only a few laps in the C8, so not a fire comparison.

  6. Did you notice it appears the driver did not use the paddle shift at all, just relied on the 8-speed automatic to deliver shift point up or down.

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