Drag Race: Jaguar F-Type V8 S Faster Than C6 Corvette

Lots of letters and numbers in that title, I know. But since these are two of the most iconic cars of the auto industry I'm sure you guys grasp the significance of this V8 on V8 track battle. America versus Britain, roadster versus coupe and 5-liter versus 6.2-liter – a lot is riding on this race.
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The F-Type roadster is brand new arrival and it's taking on GM's older technology, the C6 Corvette not really being a good match for it. As you're about to see in the video below, there's barely any difference between the two on the drag strip. The Jag put down a 11.98 time, its American rival a 12.19.

Rated at 495 hp and fitted with a supercharger, which gives it more torque, the F-Type loses its advantage due to the weight added though a convertible roof, a luxury interior. By comparison, the Corvette gets only 430 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque from its 6.2-liter LS3 engine.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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