We all know, as Corvette enthusiasts, that the 2020 Corvette C8 is fast. It has grunt for days, is streamlined, low and sleek, and has a bespoke track driving mode on all versions.
However, in a video recently posted to YouTube from the user Speed Phenom, the C8 in track mode is a lot faster than originally thought.
Note: From the look of it, the car has the Z51 package installed.
For those unaware of the specifics, the 911 GT3 RS is a track monster of a car. It comes with rear wheel drive, a very slick traction and stability management system derived from Porsche motorsports programs, a 520 HP twin turbo flat six boxer engine, and is a lightened, barebones performance car meant to embarrass Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s at the track.
The fact that the Corvette is glued to the back of the GT3 RS even through the corners does speak volumes about the way that the car handles. It should be noted, however, that in the video description, Speed Phenom does disclaim that it was a fun track day and not showing the absolute limit of each cars’ performance envelopes.
Another thing that is of importance in the video is that after getting off the track and doing a walkaround, Speed Phenom noticed that the flaring before the rear wheel and under the air intakes has picked up a lot of rubber from the track. It may be well worth putting some 3M paint protection or doing a ceramic coating in that area to make it easier to wash and clean without damaging the paint.
Otherwise, he is impressed with the brake durability, the traction, and the overall performance of the C8.