Typically, when we contrast vehicles with similar power numbers, the competition is quite tight. A recent video has emerged online, showcasing the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and the McLaren Artura engaged in a drag race.
Results of the Race
Although both cars kick off with an even start, initially, it seems like the Corvette is off to a strong start and appears poised to outpace the McLaren. However, halfway through the race, the McLaren begins to pull ahead. The Corvette Z06, on the other hand, struggles to keep up with the Artura and eventually falls back by nearly 2 car lengths.
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 : Additional Details
The Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a 5.5-liter V8 engine featuring a flat-plane crank, dual overhead cams, and dry sump lubrication. This engine produces 670 HP and 460 lb-ft of torque.
Furthermore, the naturally-aspirated V8 engine is coupled with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, delivering power to the rear wheels. Chevrolet claims that the new Z06 will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 195 mph.
McLaren Artura : Additional Details
On the other side, we have the McLaren Artura, which is the carmaker’s first series production hybrid model. The powertrain consists of a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine producing 577 HP and 431 lb-ft of torque. Paired with an electric motor for an additional 97 HP, the combined system output is 671 HP and 531 lb-ft. In addition, a 7.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack offers a maximum all-electric range of 19 miles. The car comes with a new 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and an e-differential.
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