In this video Edmunds Cars compares the differences in performance and handling of the new C8 Corvette Z06 vs the base model Corvette C8 Stingray.
C8 Z06 Stats
- 5.5 L V8 Flat Plane Crank
- 8 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
- 670 Horsepower and 460 foot pounds of Torque
- Starts at $109k
- Weighs 3,681 pounds
- 5.49 pounds per horsepower
Base Model C8 Corvette Stingray Stats
- 6.2L V8
- Same 8 Speed DCT Dual Clutch Tremec Transmission just geared different
- 495 Horsepower, 470 foot pounds of torque
- Starts at $59,995 or $50,000 less than the C8 Corvette Z06
- Weighs 3,649 pounds
- Weight to power of 7.45 lbs/hp
Listen, we all know this race is going to end with the 2023 Corvette Z06 running circles around its lesser Stingray sibling. But just how drastically will the Z06 annihilate the Stingray? That’s what we wanted to find out, so we put them on our Edmunds U-Drag track to see how things shook out. Edmunds’ Clint Simone takes you through our Corvette Z06 vs. Stingray U-Drag in the video above! What is a U-Drag race? A U-Drag race consists of both cars heading down the track like a standard drag race, then braking hard, flipping around and then heading back. Source Edmonds
Conclusion of the C8 Z06 vs C8 Corvette Stingray Model
The C8 Corvette Z06 with the Z07 carbon fiber track package and carbon fiber wheels gapped the base model C8 Corvette Stingray by about 3-4 car lengths.
However the C8 Corvette Stingray did hang with the C8 Z06 at the launch but loses once the C8 Z06 gains traction and the top end kicks in.
C8 Z06 vs McLaren 765LT
The C8 Corvette Z06 was only 1.8 seconds off the Edmunds U Drags Leaderboard champion the McLaren 765LT. Keeping in mind the McLaren 765LT is well over $200k more just on MSRP numbers coming in at $358,000 not including any mark ups on either car.