First GT500 vs C8 drag race.

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    Before all the comments I should just point out that, we all know the GT500 is faster and we all know the C8 is the base model. No need to harp on it. I was impressed with the onboard video in the C8 at the 10 min mark, really cool feature.

    Stangmode put the seats back in the car so he was in the 10.70s, C8 did 11.50s first time to the track. It’s clearly a low 11 sec car in good conditions.

     
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    GT500 always beats the base vette in the 1/4 mile, correct?
     
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    Yes.

    C8 will run low to mid 11s.
    GT500 runs mid to high 10s.
     
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    Truth be told, the guy also is wet behind the ears with the car, clearly is still learning the car and drag racing. Stangmode was just as wet when he first dragged. But @obspsd is right, probably the base will run between 11.1 to 11.6 with the right driver, stock.
     
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    Not that I'm an expert or anything, but the Vette really ran out of gas?
     
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    Is kind of weird.
     
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    I would have thought the GT500 would have ran a little better with weather at Atco Raceway today.
    The Density Altitude looked pretty fair today.
     
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    #9 newmoon, Mar 15, 2020
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    Good video of the race we all have been waiting for. Maybe it's just me but I'm not very impressed with the C8. I thought this car would just launch effortlessly, but it struggled to get 1.8s, the 119 - 120 mph trap, that is 2018+ Mustang GT trap speeds. This was on a prepped strip in very good conditions, I would have expected 10.90s - 11:00s @ 123+. Also can't blame the fuel as race fuel was added.

    Times for the C8 need to get much better or there will be a lot of upset buyers I suspect.
     
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    What I meant was every generation of the GT500 beats the same generation of the base vette, correct?
     
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    The C8 has already gone 11.1 in one of the magazine tests, so I'm sure we'll see more low 11 passes. And I see no reason for buyers to be upset with a $60k mid engine car, naturally aspirated, and running low 11's. Anyone that wants one should know what they're getting as far as straight line speed goes. It's actually faster than I expected, based off where the C7 was in base form.
     
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    TBF, there are a number of vids of 500’s running 11’s.
     
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    Of course, but there are videos of Redeyes running 12’s
    With no prep, the 2020 GT500 will run low 11’s.
     
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    Fun to watch but it looks like that tall long center consul in the Vette is in the way nice arm rest I guess.
     
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    Another C8 strip video, this one runs 12.10s at 118-mph.

     
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