Drag Race – C8 Corvette vs. Porsche 911 vs. Mustang GT500

October 3rd, 2020

It’s about to get on like Donkey-Kong in this video! Here we have three modern sports cars – in stock trim – throwing down on a closed-circuit course. On the agenda for today is some head-to-head drag racing action. The cars are about as sophisticated and diverse as any trio of automobiles on any given racetrack. You can almost smell the hot rubber on the asphalt as we drop in on this contest of acceleration, traction and speed.

First up, we have the latest offering from the Chevrolet Corvette lineup. The 2020 Chevrolet (C8) Corvette is a beast of a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive machine. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine capable of producing 495hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. The C8 weighs in at 3,469-pounds and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8-seconds. The official quarter-mile time for the Corvette is 11.1-seconds at a speed of 123.2 mph.

The rear-engine, rear-wheel drive Porsche 911 weighs 3,391-pounds. Under the bonnet is a turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-6 engine that can produce 379hp and 331 lb.-ft. of torque.

The most powerful car in the contest is also the heaviest at 4,168-pounds. The supercharged 5.2-liter V8 of the Mustang GT500 can churn out an astounding 760hp and 625 lb.-ft. of torque. With a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission and Drag Mode launch control, the Mustang GT500 can turn the quarter-mile in 10.6-seconds (according to Ford Performance). Zero to sixty can be achieved in 3.3-seconds.

The Mustang has the clear advantage when it comes to power-to-weight ratio. How will this one shake out when the rubber meets the road?

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