New Video of Mid-Engine Corvette Benchmarking Against 911

New footage of the mid-engine Corvette has been posted online. The video comes from Driven Car Reviews which had the good fortune of filming where five C8s happened to be pulling over for a break.

Not only were there C8s, though, there were also a handful of C7 Corvettes on hand as well as a Porsche 911 Carrera S. While there are no slow 911s, it’s a little surprising to see the new supercar-shaped C8 testing against one of the humbler 911s.

But as I said, there’s no bad 911, so from a dynamics point of view, it’s probably not a bad thing to have on hand.

The Carrera S, if you’re not up on the ridiculously byzantine 911 range, is rear-wheel-drive and makes 420 hp from a turbocharged flat-six–but don’t confuse it with the more powerful 911 Turbo. The non-Turbo turbo gets the Carrera S up to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds (with the sport chrono pack) and starts at around $113,000.

While those are all perfectly fine numbers, they’re pretty much on par with the current Stingray and you’d expect more from a new, redesigned car, wouldn’t you?

Admittedly, though, it’s dangerous to draw conclusions from this kind of thing, but we don’t really know what information Chevy is trying to collect. 

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