While the world anxiously waits to see what miracles Chevrolet will reveal with the upcoming eighth-generation Z06, we mere mortals are left with the next best thing: watching a C8 Corvette Stingray take on a C7 Z06 at the Mission Raceway Park in Canada.
The two competitors are said to be stock, so that means the C7 Z06 wins the horsepower battle as it cranks out 650 horsepower compared to the 495 of the C8 Stingray. Of course, the C8 has already proven time and again that more horsepower doesn’t necessarily translate into wins on the drag strip.
In the first run, however, the Z06 does take a narrow victory, running 11.68 seconds at 123.62 mph to the 11.81 seconds and 118.98 mph for the C8.
The rematch shows the C8 winning with a time of 11.99 seconds at 116.35 mph, while the Z06 had a time of 12.59 seconds at 114.44 mph.
The same C8 also wins big against an older generation Camaro in another race, 11.76 (at 116.88) to 13.40 (at 105.22).
In a solo run, a Rapid Blue C8 posts a time of 11.52 seconds at 119.98 seconds.
It should be great fun to watch the C8 Z06 on the drag strip, hopefully sometime next year.
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