As our last drag race video featured a stock C8 Corvette Stingray running against a tuned 1,000-hp Dodge Durango, I’ve been waiting to find something that features two cars that are more evenly matched. Well, you’re not going to find that here as we’ve got another mismatch drag race featuring a 495-hp C8 Corvette running against a 650-hp C7 Corvette Z06.
We know the C7 Z06 already outguns the C8 Corvette in both horsepower and torque, and its 335-sized rear tires help to put more rubber on the road than the rear 305s found on the Stingray. Still, the C8 Corvette’s weight distribution of 40/60 which puts all that extra weight on the rear wheel tires has in more cases than not been the great equalizer when facing a more powerful opponent.
Unfortunately, the naturally-aspirated C8 Corvette is further hampered by altitude as Bandimere Speedway (also known as Thunder Mountain) is located in Morrison, Colorado with the race track sitting at an elevation of over one mile high at 5,800 feet. The higher the altitude, the harder it is for a naturally-aspirated engine to make power due to the lower air density. Meanwhile, the altitude doesn’t have the same effect on the forced induction from the LT4’s supercharger.
We hate to say that the C8 never stood a chance against the C7 Z06 but that’s pretty much the case here.
Wheels / YouTube
[VIDEO] Hennessey Races at Stock C8 Corvette Vs Tuned Dodge Durango
[VIDEO] Edmunds Runs the C8 Corvette Against the BMW M4 Competition
[VIDEO] C6 Corvette Sleeper Takes on Hellcat, ZR1 at the Drag Strip