The new Corvette Z06 proved to be a speedster against the Ford GT

The Ford GT has long served as the only premiere mid-engine supercar from the US, but with the arrival of the C8-generation Corvette, it has a new rival on its hands.

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In standard version C8 Corvette The Stingray is no match for the Ford GT, but the Corvette Z06 is a completely different beast. It starts at around $114,000, and while that’s almost double the C8 Stingray’s original starting price, it’s significantly cheaper than the GT, with an MSRP of $450,000. Does this make the Z06 the performance car of the century, or is it the GT that still has the performance edge?

To find out, CarWow headed to the US and pitted the two against each other. In terms of specs, both are well-matched with the Corvette’s 5.5-liter V8 engine producing 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) of torque. GT it delivers 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft (746 Nm) through its twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine.

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Watches: The Corvette Z06 gives the Lambo Huracan a run for its money

The first race is extremely close as the Z06 gets the better start and holds a close lead for most of the quarter mile race. However, just as the duo were nearing the finish line, GT moved forward to take the win. The pair then had a rolling race over half a mile from 50 mph and while the GT driver messed up the first race, he did better in the second and as both cars started to pick up speed, the Ford got ahead.

Things didn’t go so well Ford GT in the third cylinder race as he experienced a bit of turbo lag and fell behind the Corvette and was never able to catch up.

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