440 HP And 408 LB-FT


Remember the kerfuffle in 2019 when a test from Motor Trend indicated that the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 made 558 hp (416 kilowatts) at the wheels until the publication later found the result was due to a miscalibrated dyno? Now that the new ‘Vette finally has deliveries to the general public, there’s an opportunity to put them on the machine in hopes of getting a more accurate view of how much power the V8 is sending to the road. 

This one has just 24 miles (39 kilometers) on the odometer and is fresh from the dealership lot. The results on the dyno show the 6.2-liter making 440 horsepower (328 kilowatts) and 408 pound-feet (503 Newton-meters) of torque at the wheels.


For reference, a stock C8 ‘Vette has an engine rating of 490 hp (365 kW) and 465 lb-ft (631 Nm). This works out to a drivetrain loss of 10.2 percent for its horsepower and 12.3…

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