The Chevrolet Corvette C8 has been tested multiple times already. Interestingly, most of these tests concluded that the mid-engine sports vehicle has a noticeable under-steering. Of course, that should not come as a surprise as it is the first time for the automaker to manufacture a vehicle with such a unique engine design.
Furthermore, GM is aware of this particular nuance. It is not a problem per se, but for those who like to take their C8s on race tracks frequently, the said issue must be addressed. Because of this, GM recommends a track alignment that should settle the cornering issues for the Corvette C8.
The most pressing question now is the impact of this track alignment on the vehicle’s overall performance. Fortunately, Track Attack Canada took the pleasure of answering that inquiry for us with an actual comparison test. The video below will showcase the competition between a C8 Corvette Z51 Stingray and a Lamborghini Huracan. In the video, it can be seen that the C8 Corvette can still hold on its own against the Lamborghini even if it only had its factory street alignment.
Another test was made by the same channel: the Z51 Stingray was pitted against the McLaren 650S. This time, the Corvette has the track alignment was performed. However, it encountered several hiccups. First off it started with wet track conditions and a new tire set (Yokohama Advan V601). Then you add in the fact that the McLaren 650S is more powerful and lighter than the Corvette. Not to mention the McLaren 650S is rigged with the twin-turbo V8 engine, too.
Watch the video below to see the performance of the Corvette C8 in wet conditions with its new track alignment. How did it fare against a faster McLaren?