New Chevy Corvette C8 Drag Races 600-Horsepower Lexus GS Drift Car

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The new Chevy Corvette C8 is a stellar performance machine – and it’s only the entry-level model. While hotter versions remain a mystery – they can’t get here soon enough – the C8 Stingray is proving itself quite capable on the track. How capable? Well, the 600-horsepower Lexus GS drift car it’s racing has its work cut out for it in this new Hoonigan video that sees this odd pairing race 1500 feet to see which is quicker.

The Corvette’s stats are well known at this point: 6.2-liter V8 LT2, up to 495 horsepower (369 kilowatts) and 470 pound-feet (673 Newton-meters) of torque, eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, and rear-wheel drive. The Lexus GS sports a turbocharged 2JZ 3.0-liter straight-six paired with a six-speed manual gearbox that pumpers power to the rear wheels. The mill makes 600 hp (447 kW), though it’s motivating a car…

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