We’ve shown the new mid-engine Corvette taking on a wide variety of challengers on the dragstrip, but how will the new Stingray fare against competitors on the autocross?
Well, Matt on RearWheelDrive decided to find out, at least in a somewhat limited way on a makeshift autocross course set up with cones in an industrial loading zone, as he took on Lewis in that fellow YouTuber’s “first dream car” – a Porsche 718 Cayman S.
Numbers-wise at least, the Corvette seems to hold the edge, with its 6.2-liter V8 cranking out 495 horsepower. Meanwhile, in its latest generation, the Cayman replaced its old 3.4-liter flat-six with a 2.4-liter flat-four but actually produces 24 more horsepower in the new iteration.
The Porsche is noted for being nimble, light, and quick, while the Corvette has quickly earned a reputation for its low-end torque, gearing, and grip of its big tires.
Spoiler alert: The Corvette emerges as the winner in all three runs, even if Lewis hadn’t run into penalties for knocking down cones and going outside the box on a couple of his runs. The Cayman experiences some traction issues, which the guys aren’t sure whether to attribute to its worn tires or the skill of the drivers.
Watch the entertaining video to see exactly how these two supercars go about their business and find out how low Matt is able to go in his Accelerate Yellow Corvette. Regardless of the outcome, it’s just plain fun to watch – and listen – to them in action.
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