Car and Drivers 2016 Lightning Lap showdown has finally hit the shops, and if you're a fan of the General, its a good day.

Let's start with the brand new Corvette Grand Sport, it hummed its way around Virginia International Raceway in 2:47.1, which is only a tenth of a second slower than the 911 GT3 RS and 2 seconds slower than the Ferrari 488 GTB. The GS Corvette pips the McLaren 570S by 3 tenths, the Lamborghini Huracan by 4 tenths and the new Acura NSX by 3 seconds. In fact, the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is 3.5 seconds a lap quicker than the 2012 Corvette ZR1 was around VIR--however do keep in mind, VIR has been repaved recently which will often net 1.5-2 seconds per lap.

Next up we have the 2017 Camaro SS 1LE laying down a 2:54.8, which knocks out several high dollar machines--beating the Lexus LFA by 3 tenths, the 2014 Audi R8 V-10 Plus by 1.3 seconds, and the last gen Camaro ZL1 by nearly 3 seconds per lap.

Most impressive, I think, is the new V6 Camaro 1LE. With a lap time of 3:04.0 it's half a second slower than a Hellcat Challenger and just a tenth shy of the Cayman R. It's tied with the 2011 Shelby GT500, beats the newest M5 by more than a second, same for the Lotus Evora.

When it comes to performance, the General is certainly not gun shy.