Here we have a Corvette ZR1 racing a Lamborghini Huracan to see which car is superior.
By the numbers, ZR1 stands to crush the Italian upstart. The Corvette comes with a 6.2-L supercharged V8 that puts down 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. This one even has the performance package, so it comes with Michelin Super Sport tires and various aerodynamic improvements thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber all over the place.
The Lambo, on the other hand, has a naturally aspirated 5.2-L V10 that propels the car with 602 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is advertised at 3.2 seconds, while the Corvette has clocked in at under three seconds. Top speed for the ‘Vette is near as makes no difference 215 mph, with the Huracan making 213 mph.
Both cars are roughly 3,600 lbs with computerized launch control. The Corvette has an 8-speed automatic while the Huracan has a 7-speed dual clutch. We don’t expect that to make much of a difference here.
What will make a difference is the Huracan’s all-wheel-drive. The ZR1 comes with rear-wheel-drive, but being able to put power to all four tires right off the bat is how you make great acceleration.
Thanks to the boys over at DragTimes on YouTube, we get to see how these two supercars compare first hand. Will the Corvette’s vastly superior power take the day, or will the Lambo’s AWD crush the American muscle?
The results are surprising. The AWD does indeed give the Lambo an advantage off the line, but you’d expect the ‘Vette’s power to come into play in the later seconds of the race. That never happens. The Lambo just keeps cruising ahead until by the very end it’s several hundred feet ahead.
It’s a little different on the rolling race. The ZR1 and Huracan are basically neck and neck for the entire race from 40-150 mph, with the Huracan just barely edging ahead at the very end.
As DragTimes pointed out, it was a particularly hot day at the Palm Beach International Raceway, so that likely robbed the ZR1’s supercharged engine of some of its performance. In cooler weather, we’d likely see some vastly different results.
There’s also the fact that the Huracan costs twice as much as the ZR1.