Here’s a new video from Austin Everett aka Speed Phenom who takes the occasion to compare the launch control functions on two of his favorite cars, the 2020 Corvette Stingray and the McLaren 600LT.
These two sports cars share a mid-engine configuration with dual-clutch transmissions, but that’s about the only similarities. The Stingray is naturally aspirated with just under 500 hp while the McLaren features twin-turbos with 600 horsepower while also coming in at 3000 lbs.
Each car gets two launch control runs from 0-60 mph and one of the interesting portions is Austin showing us how the traction controls work on the McLaren.
Austin admits the “McLaren feels faster because it is faster” and that you “mainly see the difference…one you’re past 30-40 mph because the McLaren will jump 10 miles an hour ahead of the Corvette right away.” However, he maintains that the “Corvette is an incredible car” for being the base model with the real performers expected to be the twin-turbo variants coming later on.
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