The all-new C8 Corvette is getting a lot of headlines these days, and deservedly so.
But let’s not forget about the previous generations of monsters created in Tadge Juechter’s laboratory, awesome creatures like this Velocity Yellow C6 ZR1.
The guys at Track Day decided to offer a rematch to their friend and owner of this white Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4, who already lost last year to a C7 Z06 and as an official Corvette hater wanted to see if he could extract a bit of revenge against the C6 ZR1.
On paper, the C6 – with its 638 horsepower / 604 ft-lbs of torque, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with a six-speed manual – appears to be a formidable, though perhaps slightly overmatched, opponent for the Lambo and its 602 horsepower / 413 ft-lbs of torque naturally aspirated V10.
With three rolling starts, the Corvette managed to erase the inherent advantage of AWD cars like the Huracan and wound up winning every time – despite the fact that the Huracan also had the advantage of a dual-clutch transmission, which as we know from the amazing performance of the C8, extracts every bit of performance out of a car.
Watch the videos for yourself to see the margin of victory, but we’ll go ahead and tell you in advance that the ZR1 is “still one of the best bang for the buck you can get for a performance car,” as Track Day’s Sean Patel put it, and its performance here showed why.
“This car never ceases to amaze me because it’s 10 years old and it’s still beating modern-day supercars like the Lamborghini Huracan,” Sean says.
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[VIDEO] C6 Corvette ZR1s Are Let Off the Chain at the Drag Strip
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