In the auto slalom challenge, the Corvette has the better tires - Yokohama Advan V601s - and features the GM-recommended track alignment while the McLaren is completely stock in both regards. The British interloper finished the course in one minute while the Stingray Z51 crossed the line in 58.97 seconds. According to Track Attack Canada host Colin Caissie, the front end of the Macca doesn’t want to bite while the C8 rotates better around the cones.
That’s one win for the Corvette and one win for the McLaren, and this gets us to the final challenge. As far as hot laps are concerned, the British interloper from Woking posted 1:21 while the Stingray Z51 with the grippier rubber shoes and the track-focused alignment finished one second slower.
“The McLaren is a completely different animal in the straightaways” according to Colin, who also happens to be the head driving instructor at the Pinnacle Advanced Driving Academy. If he had the money, the 650S would be his pick for pretty obvious reasons. On the other hand, “the Corvette still is king of the hill when it comes to bang for the buck, bar none, end of argument.”