An owner of Corvette C8 decided to indulge in a little burst of speed, which had a rather unusual effect…. on the fuel gauge.
The last Chevrolet Corvette C8 was launched for some time now, when its arrival was already mentioned for a very long time and especially expected for several years already. But that’s it, the American sports car is there, and many customers have finally been able to take possession of their vehicle so that they can finally see what it has under the hood. With a 0 to 100 km / h announced on paper in less than three seconds, there is no doubt that the happy owners will not be disappointed with their machine, nor with the sensations it lavishes on both the driver and the passenger. But this is all theory after all, and nothing beats a frank acceleration to really see what this Corvette is capable of. This is exactly what the preparer did Hennessey Performance, who decided to buy a copy of the sports car, equipped with a Z51 pack and to film the experience.
We therefore find ourselves in front of an image showing the digital handset of the new Corvette C8, on which all the classic data relating to driving, such as speed, number of revs or even the fuel level, appear. And it is precisely this data that interests us here, even more than the performance figures, which are obviously very impressive too. Indeed, take a good look at the fuel gauge. You notice that as soon as the tachometer passes in the day, it empties visibly. No wonder the brand has not communicated on consumption … which in any case is not a priority when you buy such a car, especially since gasoline is much cheaper. in the United States than in France. Either way, the video here shows that the car almost managed to reach its top speed of 195 miles per hour (314 km / h).
As a reminder, the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, (the name of “C8” corresponding in fact to its generation) takes again the V8 6.2 liters of its predecessor, this time installed in the rear central position and developing some 495 horsepower for a maximum torque exceeding 600 Nm. The beautiful ramp-up, however, purists were disappointed to learn that the original manual gearbox has this time been replaced by a dual-clutch transmission and eight gears. A configuration that certainly breaks with tradition, but which of course increases performance and efficiency. And good news, it is now possible to afford a copy of the American supercar in France, for a price starting at € 100,820. In the United States, the rival Ferrari F8 Tributo and other McLaren 600LT supercar is priced around $ 60,000, or around € 54,000. A hell of a difference!
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