In a new video, good buddies Chandler David Smith and The Stradman joke their way through a series of street races between a pretty high-powered trio of cars – a 2020 Corvette coupe, a Tesla Model 3 Performance, and a Ferrari 458.
And you’ll never believe the winner every time. Well, maybe if you’re on this website, you probably WILL believe that the new mid-engine Stingray – done up in a distinctive purple wrap – emerges as the champion.
Ironically, The Stradman was a little shocked as he had predicted in pre-race banter that the electric Tesla would be the fastest.
First up, the C8 – without using its launch control – still whips the Ferrari, which did claim the consolation prize of being the car with the most soul, according to The Stradman.
“The thing about the Ferrari is that top-end speed, it would smoke both cars,” he says, “but it just doesn’t have the technology of these newer cars. It just can’t put the power down.”
But, as he points out, you “put that rear glass down on a Ferrari, who cares if you’re the slowest car, it doesn’t matter…”
Next came the showdown between the Tesla driven by The Stradman and the C8 driven by Chandler. This time, Chandler did take advantage of the launch control, noting that he’s probably done about 100 launches in the Corvette since buying the car from The Stradman, who also sold him the Ferrari.
In this unscientific race, done on a semi-public road, the Corvette, surprisingly to some, takes the invisible “checkered flag.”
The two buddies are obviously just having a good time and we’re not sure if The Stradman was holding back, but the factory stats do substantiate that the C8 actually holds an edge on paper, going from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds, compared to a shade over 3 seconds for the Model 3.
Regardless of the outcome, the two guys are clearly enthralled with all three cars. “I love the C8, I love the Tesla, I love the Ferrari,” Chandler proclaims to the world. “I just love all of these cars!”
Chandler says his favorite thing to do in the C8 is launching it, and they both agree that the new mid-engine Chevy is “the best of both worlds,” with the launch of the Tesla and the sound and the feel of the Ferrari.
The Stradman is left wondering, though, if electric cars have made this much progress in such a short time, what will they be like in 15 or 20 years? Fortunately, based on the rumor mill, it appears the Corvette will be right in the thick of things, probably leading the way.
Chandler David Smith / YouTube
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