Watch an old Corvette decimate a Lambo.
We're all really excited about the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, but before we get you too excited by the title of this piece, today's race features an older C6 ZR1. It's racing a Lamborghini Huracan, a car with a dual-clutch automatic transmission and a screaming V10 developed in Italy. It also has all-wheel-drive, so to make things fair, the race is a rolling one since the Huracan would destroy the Vette from the line.
Is an American sports car capable of scaring a bona fide Italian supercar? Or does a 602-horsepower V10 have nothing to worry about from an old-school supercharged V8? With 638 hp, this could be close.
Well, as you can see, it's the relatively ancient Corvette that obliterates the modern-day Lamborghini. Despite having a manual gearbox, the lighter and more powerful Corvette makes light work of the Italian exotic, although it should be noted that the presenter admits to putting 116 octane gas in the Corvette, so stock for stock, the results may have been a lot closer.
Looking at the times on paper, things are extraordinarily tight, with the 62 to 124 mph runs of the two cars separated by just a few tenths of a second as each car manages to complete the sprint in the high seven to high eight-second bracket.
If an older ZR1 like this can still be competitive with the supercars of today, then the new C8 variant will undoubtedly blow us all away. We've already seen a C7 do well over 210 mph without breaking a sweat, so we have high hopes for the C8's most hardcore version. Perhaps a rolling race between the new version and a Huracan Performante would be a bit fairer, but regardless, it's incredible seeing American sports cars that we almost take for granted putting the hurt on much, much more expensive metal. That said, the Huracan is still an exquisite machine, and we'd love to see it get another chance on more even terms.