C8 Corvette Stingray Drag Races Ford Mustang Mach-E GT: Video9
The Chevy Corvette and Ford Mustang are two of the most iconic nameplates in automotive history. Both carry a long resume of performance, and both enjoy a diehard fan base. However, this new video paints the age-old Corvette vs. Mustang battle in an entirely new light, with the new C8 Corvette Stingray lining up alongside a Ford Mustang Mach-E GT for an entirely new sort of drag race.
Coming to us from the folks at Edmunds, this performance test includes some interesting comparisons, including a few races from a dig, a race from a roll, and the all-important performance specs, including 0-to-60 mph time, quarter mile time, and 60-to-0 mph braking distance.
However, the most notable thing about this test is just how different both vehicles are, even when compared to preceding models from the same nameplate.
The specs for the C8 Corvette are likely well-known among GM Authority readers, but they bear revisiting. Mounted in the middle of the machine is the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, rated at 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque thanks to the onboard performance exhaust system. An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission sends it all exclusively to the rear wheels, with vehicle weight rated at 3,649 pounds.
As a mid-engine sports car, the new C8 Corvette is clear break from its front-engined forerunners. That said, the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is even more removed from Mustangs of old, arriving as an all-electric crossover. Dual onboard motors help the Mach-E GT put down 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque, which is a lot. However, vehicle weight is far above that of the C8 Corvette, rated at 4,997 pounds.
Indeed, despite the familiar nameplates, these two vehicles are as different as they come. Which will come out on top? Hit play to find out.
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Not gonna spoil it but I m going to save time to other fellow readers… The video lasts over 10 mins, the real stuff occurs at around 3 mins.
I only watched the video through the first Race. The C8 driver commented after the race that he didn’t think he got the best launch. Also, just before Race 1 at about 2:45 he mentioned configuring the C8 for Launch Control and that he’d hold the brake and step on the gas and the engine would rev to 2,000. If this is in fact what occurred – no – he did not get the best launch. In launch control the engine should rev to about 3,500 – if it does not, it’s likely that either the brake or the accelerator were not BOTH fully buried – in which case revs wouldn’t reach 3,500 and the best launch control would not be achieved.
Sorry, I did not watch the rest of the video so I do not know if he redeemed himself and got a better launch for subsequent races.
Well, they definitely tried hard to make the race appear close.
Too Much Talking For Me!!!
Just goes to show that ICE cars are not dead yet! Also more the weight of the Mach E GT was probably against it a little bit…But I mean I wish the MACH E was a regular coupe body Mustang then the race would be really interesting. All in all the Corvette is am amazing Car with the Z06 on the way it’s going it is and will continue to be a hard car to beat I am also looking forward to the Corvette Eray hybrid model.
We could all see this happening-California electric grid over taxed and begging people to not charge ev cars -so what to do with all these woke idiots
Wouldn’t care if the “sparky car” beat the Vette, It’s still just a fugly little grocery getter.
Does anyone on here have any suggestions for the best 20L jerrycan? I would like one that is 0.9mm steel walls.
I know this a little bit off topic but I had head that GM was starting a web page where you would be able to go to to get daily updates on the build status of your C8 once you hit 3000 status. The tool was put in place to reduce the # of calls coming into the concierge. This was supposed to go live January 1st. Has anyone else heard of this or have knowledge of it?