Fully bolted Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 drags ‘fastest’ Corvette C8, it ain’t even close
Normally, the happy new owner of a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 has a lot of bragging rights. And rightly so, because it compares favorably in terms of price and performance with many full-fledged supercars.
Affordable, when it comes to supercar prices, and extremely well balanced thanks to its new mid-engine, rear-wheel drive architecture. But until the 2023 Corvette Z06 comes out to play on and around world circuits, its brother C8 Stingray can only show up with up to 495 horsepower at the party. Which, in stock form, has nothing on a Camaro special muscle car.
The Chevy brother of the ZL1 variety has the sixth-generation Camaro sports car that develops no less than 650 horsepower from a supercharged 6.2-liter V8. On its worst day on the drag strip, a Camaro ZL1 should have no problem “swallowing” a Corvette whole. But then again, we all know that there might be surprises in store in after-sales service.
According to the videographer behind the Drag racing and car stuff channel on YouTube, we have the fastest examples in their categories. In the silver corner there is a fully bolted Chevy Camaro ZL1 with an upper and lower pulley that also works on E85. To put this car into perspective, the first skirmish is against an older Camaro, which is dropped in an instant as the Chevrolet manages to pass a 9.28 second pass.
It’s certainly a tough challenge for the white Corvette Stingray C8, even though the mid-engined wonder is considered by this Youtuber to be the fastest naturally aspirated example around. Well, away from us to point the finger, but wasn’t the Stingray Horse and Trail War about to drop the time a quarter mile below the nine second threshold ago? is already a few months old?
Either way, as valiant as the owner of this Corvette C8 may be, it turned out its performance was not even close to what its opponent Camaro ZL1 was capable of. Hence the result: 9.27 s at 145 mph (233 km / h) against 10.66 s at 128 mph (206 km / h). Well, that was absolutely no surprise for a change.