Chevrolet Corvette Stingray lap time at Laguna Seca (post 1988)

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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray completed a flying lap of Laguna Seca (post 1988) in 1 minute and 37.8 seconds.

Track Laguna Seca (post 1988)
Type flying start
Vehicle Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C8)
Power / weight 502 ps / 1646 kg
Time 1:37.830
Average speed 133 kph (82 mph)
Submitted 2 years ago by tyler
Source Motortrend magazine (United States)
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sans  2y ago

Is it because it's winter that it's about two seconds later than 992s?

 

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DodgeHEMI426  2y ago

Could be many factors. Maybe the race track hasn't been used for a while, which would mean less grippy tire remains on the track and more dust/dirt. As said before, most cars underdelivered. The Ferrari F8 Tributo was slower than its predecessor 488 GTB.


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AaronVector  8m ago

No, it's 2 seconds slower than the 992 because it isn't as capable. The 992 may have less power on paper, (which you should be worried because porsche never fails to underrate their cars or use some wizardry), but the 992 (carrera 4s especially) is a LOT quicker than the C8 after 60mph. Also, the 992 has better braking and corners better so long as it has michelin sport cup tires. Did I mention the Porsche is lighter?


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AaronVector  8m ago @DodgeHEMI426

Most cars performed at near perfect condition. The F8 Tributo was slower than the 488 GTB because Ferrari rushed the project so that they could keep the Mclaren 720s in check, at least in straight line acceleration. The F8 Tributo isn't even a full model generation of it's own. Ferrari added more power and decreased a little weight without recaliberating the traction and revising the brakes. As a result of this, the brakes weren't any better than the 488 GTB's, and the traction was so abysmal that Randy was told by the Ferrari factory team to run a gear higher in every corner as opposed to the 488 GTB, and Randy, even though he'd dealt with more powerful cars before, had to adopt an entirely new driving style just for the F8, which meant he couldn't get accustomed to it enough resulting in the F8 getting that time. It's a car problem, not a Track/weather conditions problem. Look at the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Porsche 718 GT4's times. The GT500, 911 Turbo S, Huracan EVO, and C8 all performed exactly as expected given their specs and the type of track Laguna Seca is.


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DodgeHEMI426  8m ago @AaronVector

Yeah no sorry after reading tests on both cars in various publications that's just not correct. Even in the German publication Auto Bild: sportscars the Corvette was on par with the 992 Carrera S and outperformed it in several disciplines like slalom. Of course it depends on the track and conditions but usually these two cars are within less than a second with both cars taking the crown on different tracks.


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Cocobe  2y ago

slower than a Camaro SS 1LE =X

 

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Tommi95  2y ago

See? All the cars underperformed in this test, corvette c8, f8, Turbo S, Evo ... It was probably a bad day. The only one that didn't disappoint me is the 718 gt4


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benni275  2y ago @Tommi95

Hate to say it because I don't like SUVs, but the Cayenne Coupé Turbo also didn't underperform, it has even beaten the Urus. The Shelby GT500 also wasn't bad in my opinion. Would be interesting if really all laps were done on the same day, otherwise this might be a possible explanation.


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Tommi95  2y ago @benni275

Yeah the Cayenne really surprised me! I really didn't expect it to be faster than the Urus


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AaronVector  8m ago @Tommi95

None of the carsunderperformed. All of the cars performed at their maximum potential, and wouldn't have performed more than 2 tenths quicker if the conditions were perfect.


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AaronVector  8m ago

The Camaro SS 1LE is an extreem overperformer that has an almost perfect chassis with corvette suspension (might I add are the best dampers in the world). More importantly, the C8 is 4 tenths ahead of the C7 Z51 which is perfect considering the C7 has better braking, is lighter and corners faster and harder. The only advantage the C8 has over the C7 (Z51-Z51) is it's power, traction, and how easy it is to drive.