2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Drag Races Italian Supercars, Each Get Their Egos Bruised

The C8 within the featured clip isn’t the high-revving Z06, although, however the 2024 mannequin 12 months E-Ray. It sounds reassuringly American because of a small-block V8 shared with the Stingray. The E- prefix stands for electrified, and as a result of front-mounted electrical motor, the ‘Vette is the one all-wheel-drive automobile on this esteemed trio.

AWD isn’t good solely in unhealthy climate, but in addition insanely helpful when launching exhausting off the road. e-AWD is healthier nonetheless as a result of quasi-instant torque produced by the front-mounted electrical drive unit. Chevy quotes 2.5 seconds to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) and a quarter-mile time of 10.5 seconds. The motive force of this explicit E-Ray managed 10.4 seconds at 129 miles per hour (207.6 kilometers per hour), thus exceeding the producer’s declare, and thus beating the Italians.

Did you count on a special conclusion? The wide-bodied Corvette E-Ray stands out as the heaviest automobile of the lot (3,924 kilos or kilograms), however it’s additionally the torquiest, at 595 pound-feet (807 Nm) together with the electrical drive unit.

It additionally beats the F8 and Huracan to 60 miles per hour, clocking a exceptional 2.4 seconds. The F8 got here in second, powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 whose assets are channeled to the rear wheels by a dual-clutch transmission. Essentially the most highly effective automobile of the bunch (710 hp) is the lightest as effectively (3,650 kilos or 1,656 kilograms), and to be frank, nothing beats the specialness of the Cavallino Rampante adorning the entrance fenders.

One may additionally make a case for the snobbery of the everyday Ferrari proprietor and Ferrari company themselves, however Lamborghini additionally likes to play that sport. In keeping with Cammisa, each the Prancing Horse of Maranello and Raging Bull of Sant’Agata Bolognese declined to take part on this drag race. Lamborghini had the audacity to clarify their refusal by telling the host that “our clients don’t care about straight-line pace.”

Similarly to Ferrari, the bull-branded rival seems to be dwelling in a world of its personal. The Huracan EVO RWD Spyder stands out as the least highly effective and least torquey automobile of the three, however it additionally feels like heaven because of a high-revving V10 that Lamborghini will change with a high-revving V8 for the inheritor obvious.

The rear-drive Huracan completed lifeless final, clocking a Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT-matching 11.1 seconds. The F8 Spider completed between the E-Ray and Huracan in a good 10.6 seconds at 137 mph (220.5 kph).

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