The new Chevrolet Corvette Z51 confronted the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 on the Virginia International Raceway, within the fingers of MotorTrend, who put skilled racing driver Randy Pobst behind the wheel of each automobiles.
Boasting totally different layouts but providing comparable efficiency for over $80,000 as examined, the 2 tremendous sports activities fashions went throughout the end line in round two minutes.
Now, one among them was clearly quicker. Care to know which one? Stick round, as we’ll get to that half after looking on the official spec sheets to raised perceive what they’re able to.
The new Mustang Shelby GT500 packs a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 that places out 760 HP (771 PS / 567 kW) and 625 lb-ft (847 Nm) of torque. That’s adequate for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) of three.5 seconds and 1 / 4 mile in lower than 11 seconds.
The Mustang might maintain the excessive floor when it comes to energy, however the Corvette C8 is lighter and boasts a mid-engine format. Its 6.2-liter LT2 V8 is sweet for 495 HP (502 PS / 369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) with the Z51 Performance Package, and regardless of being much less highly effective, it’s quicker within the 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) dash, which is dispatched in lower than three seconds. Officially, although, the C8 Vette does the quarter mile in 11.2 seconds, with an exit pace of 121 mph (195 km/h).
So, care to put somewhat guess as to which one is a extra correct monitor weapon?