2015 C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Drag Races C6 Corvette Z06, Driver Makes a Difference

We’ve been waiting to see a drag race between the 2015 Corvette Z06 and its predecessor for quite a while now. Natural aspiration vs. forced induction. Father against son. We could go on, but we won’t, since this isn’t the battle we’ve been waiting for.
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Sure, the clip below does bring us a manual C7 Z06 that fights a C6 Z06, but, as we said, it’s not what you’d expect.

First of all, the C6 seen here isn’t in stock condition. By this point, C6 Z06 owners have become accustomed to making the most out of their 7-liter V8 by turning to mods such as heads, cams and exhaust. The ECU remaps are on the house.

Still, the average tune mentioned above still wouldn’t be enough to give the old Z06 such an edge over the 640 supercharged horsepower of the 2015 model. We see ourselves forced to introduce a spoiler here, as the C6 walks the C7 in the footage below.

As mentioned, both cars are manuals and the confrontation comes to show how much the driver factor matters. As you’ll be able to see in the video, the C7 driver could use an upgrade in terms of shifting skills.

Then again, we have to salute the fact that he’s drag racing his machine. After all, this is one way to ensure he’ll shift those gears more efficiently next time. We wish him a happy trip down the no-lift shift lane.

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