C8 Chevrolet Corvette vs. BMW M5 Competition – Street Hits

March 29th, 2024

Running on the streets (of Mexico) tonight, we have a shootout between import and domestic. The Chevy is bone stock and the BMW is only slightly modified for performance. Shall we examine the chariots?

In white is the 2021 BMW M5 Competition. Equipped with a twin turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine, the all-wheel drive M5 is capable of producing 617hp and 553 lb.-ft. of torque in stock trim. Tipping the scales at 4,237-pounds, this BMW can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8-seconds and turn the standing quarter-mile in 10.9-seconds @ 128 mph. Top speed is 190 mph and this Bimmer is running an 8-speed automatic transmission. The BMW M5 featured in this video has been upgraded with cold air intakes, but it’s basically stock.

Looking stunning in orange is the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. The first of its kind, the C8 Corvette is a mid-engine rear-wheel drive coupe with a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter flat plane crank V8 that revs to a howling 8,500 RPM. The top tier Corvette can make 670hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6-seconds. At a curb weight of 3,666-pounds, the Z06 can turn the quarter-mile in 10.5-seconds @ 131 mph. Top speed is 189 mph (computer controlled). The transmission is an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic.

On paper, this looks like a close race. Let’s see what the asphalt has to say about it.