Drag Race: C8 Corvette Stingray Vs. Rolls-Royce Wraith

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We bet you never expected to see a drag race between these two cars.

To demonstrate its performance prowess, the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has drag raced everything from a Tesla Model 3 and a Jeep Trackhawk, to a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Hennessey Performance, on the other hand, decided to stage a rather unusual drag race by pitting Chevrolet's new mid-engine sports car against a Rolls-Royce Wraith. No, this isn't a drag race we ever expected would happen either.

We're not going to pretend these two cars are evenly matched. Both cars are two-door coupes, but the similarities end there as they compete in completely different segments.

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Still, it's a fun novelty to see these two cars go head to head for "some very necessary comparison testing." Apart from an upgraded exhaust fitted by Hennessey, the C8 Corvette has been left completely stock - not that it needs any upgrades to beat the Rolls-Royce in a drag race.

Under the hood, the C8 Corvette Stingray is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 producing up to 495 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque with the Z51 Performance Package installed, enabling the mid-engine sports car to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 2.9 seconds and max out at 194 mph. The Rolls-Royce Wraith, on the other hand, has a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 rated at 624 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque.

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Hennessey Performance

But while the Wraith has more power than the Corvette, it has one significant disadvantage: weight. This luxury barge has a massive curb weight of 5,380 pounds, making it much heavier than the 3,622-lb Corvette Stingray. Despite its heft, the Wraith will still accelerate from 0-62 mph in a respectable 4.4 seconds.

Hennessey staged three races, starting with a drag race from a rolling start at 30 mph. Unsurprisingly, the Corvette leaves the Wraith in its dust. To mix things up, the Wraith did a rolling start at the same speed in the second run, while the Corvette did a standing start. Can the C8 Corvette catch up in time? You'll have to watch the video to find out.

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