We all like seeing a C7 beat the snot out of yet another challenger, but we like it a heck of a lot better when it makes sense. This recent video from The Fast Lane Car (TFLCar) had an interesting concept, but the execution was little bit off, as we’ll see.
Let’s take a look at our competitors–in the left lane, we have a Shark Gray 2015 Stingray Convertible, looking clean and mean as can be expected. The exhaust note assures us nothing is funky about the LT1’s performance, so the car should do well in the coming drag race.
In the right lane, we see a brand new 2015 BMW i8, a technological marvel of the modern age, generating 362 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Its hybrid powertrain uses a turbocharged 1.5L three cylinder engine to power the rear wheels, while a 96kW motor diverts power to the front.
Racing at an altitude of one mile above sea level, the Corvette is at something of a disadvantage, operating at about 85% its normal output, where the i8 is able to compensate a little more thanks to its electric FWD setup. But the real issues have yet to appear.
Race #1 starts at around the 2:10 mark, but it starts from the beginning of the track and not the end. Therefore, we have no idea who won, and by how much they won. We assume it’s the Corvette, since it gets up to speed faster than the i8.
Race #2 heads the opposite direction, this time with the camera pointed off-center facing the oncoming cars. A post-production freeze frame tells us very little, since the cars look so close to each other in terms of distance to the finish line, wherever that may be.
Finally, Race #3 is an inconclusive mess. Edited footage recorded from the i8’s point of view depict two races–one where the C7 was leading, and one where the C7 dropped behind. A finish line clip near the end shows the cars passing at what looks like 20-30 miles per hour, clearly not the kind of speeds you’d see if this were an all-out drag race.
We’re left wondering who was the actual winner of this competition, since it was not displayed immediately following any of the individual races. The video description is no help either so, pending further investigation, we’ll just declare one right now–the Corvette wins!