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2015 Corvette Drag Races BMW M6, Camaro ZL1 and F-Type R

The guys from DragTimes are on a roll, once again. After a pretty long period without any serious races they are back with a vengeance. Some of the latest sport cars in the world showed up and entertained the audience.
BMW M6 vs Stingray 1 photo
Amongst them was a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, one of the most acclaimed cars of the year. Of course, the guys should've pitted it against rivals that had engines with similar power outputs, as the rules state in their competition. However, they put the American in the same league with the likes of the BMW M6, Jaguar F-Type R and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for some unknown reason. That's because the rivals have roughly 100 HP more...

So, let’s take a look at the specs before we actually watch the video, shall we? The BMW M6 has a 4.4-liter V8 engine under the bonnet, force fed by two turbochargers to make 560 HP and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. That’s for a car that weighs nearly 2 tons.

The Jaguar, on the other hand, has a 5-liter supercharged V8 ‘beating’ under the bonnet, making 550 HP and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. It might look similar to the M6 but it’s actually lighter by around 300 kilos (661 lbs).

The other American, the Camaro ZL1 is actually the Corvette’s brother. It has a 6.2-liter V8 making 550 HP and 754 Nm (556 lb-ft) of torque. Weighing 1,869 kg (4,120 lbs) it can be hooked up to either a 6-speed automatic gearbox or a 6-speed manual.

Last, but not least, we have the contender. The Corvette uses a similar engine with a different output. It’s also a 6.2-liter V8 but this one makes 455 HP and 624 Nm (460 lb-ft) of torque. This too was available with the same gearboxes as on the Camaro until this year when Chevy decided to replace the automatic with their own 8-speed auto.

So, why is the Corvette racing against much more powerful cars? Well, you’d have to ask the guys from DragTimes. Even so, its performance is downright impressive. We can’t help but wonder how a Z06 would’ve faired...



 
 
 
 
 

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