Two American Top Dogs Drag Race Against Each Other
The Corvette and Ford GT stand as two of the most iconic nameplates in automotive history, representing the pinnacle of American performance. The GT boasts a rich racing heritage and limited exclusivity, while the ‘Vette is often seen as a practical supercar alternative, providing comparable performance to high-end supercars at a relatively affordable price.
But which one is faster? That’s what we’re about to find out in this drag race organized by carwow as they line up the C8 Zo6 against a third generation Signature Series Ford GT sporting a retro-inspired livery paying homage to its GT40 ancestry. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine, producing 660 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque.
In contrast, the latest Corvette Z06 is equipped with GM’s new naturally-aspirated flat-plane crank 5.5L LT6 V8, delivering 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. While the C8 Z06 excels in getting off the line, the 2022 Ford GT holds a significant advantage in weight, tipping the scales at just 3,014 pounds compared to the Corvette’s 3,434 pounds.
Does Chevrolet’s top dog have what it takes to beat Ford’s finest creation on a drag strip? Watch the video to find out!