Check out this latest video pitting the Corvette ZR1 against an RWD Lamborghini Huracan.
Once again, Hennessey Performance has teamed up with ecurie25 Supercar Club to bring us another drag race, this time between a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and a 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Spyder LP 580-2. The Corvette is due to be upgraded from its stock form with an HPE1200 upgrade, but before they do Hennessey needs to get some baseline testing performed. So what better way to do that than pit it against a punching bag Lamborghini?
We’ve seen Hennessey put some mammoth North American cars against the weakest Lamborghini in the Italian automaker’s lineup a few times, but this test shows the stark contrast between an American supercar and an Italian one. Both cars have sleek, menacing lines, but the Lamborghini is able to apply its power to the pavement in a more controlled manner as opposed to the Corvette’s unrestrained power.
Under the Lambo’s engine cover is a 5.2-L naturally aspirated V10 putting out 572 hp and 393 lb-ft to the rear tires only. This allows for some low 3-second zero to sixty times, but not as low as the Corvette.
Meanwhile, the ZR1 has Chevy’s tried, tested, and true 6.2-L LT5 V8 engine and a supercharger that’s over 50% larger than the one found on the Z06. Power is a blistering 755 hp and 715 lb-ft through an 8-speed automatic transmission with various carbon fiber doodads keeping it glued to the pavement.
But not glued enough. You can’t quite hear it over the roar of the engine, and it’s difficult to see due to the camera angles, but the Corvette actually spins its wheels just before shifting out of first gear. This allows the Huracan to speed ahead in the initial stage of the race, but then the ‘Vette’s massive power advantage allows it to crawl back into first and end the race with a comfortable distance over the Lambo.
Maybe ecurie25 will provide the an AWD Huracan next time so we can see a real race?