The Ford GT had lengthy served as the sole premiere mid-engined supercar from the U.S., but with the arrival of the C8-generation Corvette, it has a new rival on its hands.

In regular guise, the C8 Corvette Stingray is no match for the Ford GT but the Corvette Z06 is a various beast totally. It begins at about $114,000 and whilst that is nearly double the original beginning cost of the C8 Stingray, it does make it considerably less costly than the GT with its $450,000 MSRP. Does this make the Z06 the functionality vehicle bargain of the century or is it the GT that nevertheless has the functionality benefit?

To discover out, CarWow headed to the U.S. and pitted the two against every single other. In terms of specs, the two are properly matched with the Corvette’s five.five-liter V8 rated at 670 hp and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) of torque whilst the GT delivers 647 hp and 550 lb-ft (746 Nm) via its three.five-liter twin-turbocharged V6.

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The initial race is incredibly tight with the Z06 receiving the much better launch and clinging on to a narrow benefit for a lot of the race down the quarter-mile. However, just as the duo approached the finish line, the GT edged ahead and claimed the victory. The duo then had a rolling race more than the half-mile from 50 mph and whilst the driver of the GT botched the initial race, he performed much better in the second run and as the two automobiles began to construct speed, the Ford did edge ahead.

Things did not go so properly for the Ford GT in the third rolling race as it skilled a bit of turbo lag and dropped behind the Corvette and was never ever in a position to catch up.