The C7 Grand Sport is faster?
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray lap time at Hockenheim GP
|Vehicle||Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C8)|
|Power / weight||502 ps / 1643 kg|
|Peak speed||242 kph (150 mph)|
|Average speed||144 kph (89 mph)|
|Air temperature||30 C (86 F)|
|Track temperature||51 C (124 F)|
|Air pressure||1013 mbar|
|Submitted||16.08.2020 by FastestLaps|
|Source||Sport Auto magazine (Germany)|
Reference: Sport Auto - 9/2020 - "Gut Ding Will Eile Haben" - Audi R8 vs Chevrolet Corvette vs Porsche 911
|Porsche 911 GT3||1:53.90||-0.7|
|911 Carrera GTS||1:54.00||-0.6|
|Corvette Grand Spo..||1:54.10||-0.5|
|Audi R8 RWD||1:54.20||-0.4|
|BMW M2 CS (F87)||1:54.80||+0.2|
|Porsche Cayman GT4||1:55.00||+0.4|
|Corvette Grand Spo..||1:55.30||+0.7|
|Honda NSX (Mk II)||246||+4.0|
|718 Cayman GTS 4.0||245||+3.0|
|Porsche 911 Carrera S||245||+3.0|
|Porsche Cayman GT4||244||+2.0|
|Corvette Stingray||242 kph|
|Porsche 718 Cayman GTS||240||-2.0|
|Porsche 911 Carrera||238||-4.0|
|Ford Mustang Bullitt||238||-4.0|
|BMW M2 Competition||237||-5.0|
benedekpuskas 5m ago
FastestLaps 5m ago
And somehow that pesky Carrera S manages to beat this by tiny bit, even in top speed.
This shows how advantageous modern turbo engines are. If not slightly underrated in horsepower numbers...
I am not sure if this was Z51package or not. I think there is real difference in performance.
DodgeHEMI426 5m ago
If you look at the conditions you'll see that the 992 had significantly cooler outside temperatures to deal with which helps a great length. The outside temperature difference from 20 to 30°C can easily kill quite a few horsepower.
Tommi95 5m ago @DodgeHEMI426
I wonder why they didn't test the r8, the 911 and the c8 all together, instead than using and old laptime from the 911. Same driver, same conditions, that's how a proper duel should be.
DodgeHEMI426 5m ago @Tommi95
Unfortunately this is kind of common at least in those German sports car magazines "Sport Auto" and "Auto Bild: sportscars".
Corvolet3 3m ago
It was conducted by a German car magazine. You can't expect them to let an American car win even if it's faster on most tracks. Hell, they required Cup 2 tires on the R8 to even let it compete. They always manipulate the tests so German cars seem faster than the competition.