The C8 Corvette is the first mid-engined model in the brand’s history. Here’s how it compares to Porsche’s finest
The 2021 Corvette Stingray has arrived in the UK. And it’s ace. It has a mid-engined 6.2-litre V8 making 495bhp which means it’s good for 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 184mph.
And it costs? Well, it depends. It could be as much as £130,000 because at the moment you’ll have to get one via an importer such as Clive Sutton to whom we’re very grateful for the test of this car.
The new C8 Corvette, though, here goes up against Europe’s best. We’ve got a Porsche 911 Carrera, with a 3.0-litre turbocharged engine making 380bhp, hitting 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 182mph, at a cost of £82,793. But those relatively low power and speed stats have never held a 911 back before. In fact, the 911 and Corvette are two of the few cars that could try to claim to be the greatest sports car of all time.
So which is it to be? Join us as we hit the circuit to find out.