Chevy Corvette C8 Z06 Vs. Ferrari LaFerrari Drag Race Is A Lot Closer Than You Think

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Despite the massive price difference, the C8 Z06 was a handful for the Italian hybrid supercar.

The Chevrolet Corvette is considered an entry-level model for those who want to get into the high-performance scene thanks to its subpar supercar pricing. Some even call the Corvette the "budget Ferrari," especially the new C8 Corvette Z06, which comes with a flat-plane crank V8 mill.

In a recent video posted by DragTimes, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible was pitted against the Ferrari LaFerrari in a quarter-mile drag race. On paper, the drag race was a foregone conclusion as the LaFerrari makes more horsepower, is lighter, and is assisted by a hybrid system.

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To warm up, the Z06 went up against the Ferrari 458 first, where the American sports car stomped the competition with a 2-0 victory. Both cars are powered by a V8 but the C8 Z06 makes 670 horsepower with its 5.5-liter V8 engine, where the Ferrari ha a 4.5-liter unit generating 562 hp.

As for the main drag race, the LaFerrari got the upper hand with the hybrid supercar claiming a 2-1 victory. Looking at the specs, the LaFerrari had the advantage with its more powerful 950-hp 6.3-liter V12 hybrid engine and lighter body at 3,020 pounds, 880 lbs less than the competition.

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Despite the advantage, the Chevy Corvette C8 Z06 still got off the line quicker, even making a significant lead over the LaFerrari. It was looking like a runaway win for America's sports car, but the Italian hybrid supercar's high-revving engine with electric motor assistance just pushed itself to the win.

It was still an impressive quarter-mile run considering that the Chevy C8 Z06 costs a lot less than the LaFerrari at around $160,000. The Corvette may be considered a budget Ferrari but it still managed to steal one win over the four-million-dollar-plus Ferrari supercar in a close three-round fight.

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