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Performance Review: Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray 427 425hp - [1966]

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Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray 427 425hp - [1966]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1966 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 6999 cc (427.1 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V8
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 4 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 141 mph (226.9 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 4.8 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 5.0 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 12.2 secs
  • Power: 425 bhp (316 kW) @ 6400 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1463 kgs (3225 lbs)
  • Torque: 460 lb-ft (623.6 Nm) @ 4000 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 12.34 secs @ 110.9 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 290.4 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 314.4 lb-ft
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Chevrolet Corvette Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray 427 425hp is the 4 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 1966. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 1966 AC Cobra 427 and the 1967 Ford GT 40.This particular Chevrolet Corvette has a 6999cc Naturally Aspirated Petrol powerplant with 8 cylinders in a V formation.

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8 - [2017] image

Alternative Petrol V8's includes the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8

The Corvette shares its Petrol V8 engine configuration with the likes of the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8 and the 2008 Ariel Atom V8 500. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Corvette's Rear Wheel Drive, Coupe combination then how about the 1982 Fiat X1/9 1.5 8V or the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1463 kgs (3225 lbs) this makes the Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray 427 425hp in the same weight category as the 2021 Ferrari 296 GTB 3.0 V6 Twin Turbo Hybrid or the give or take 50kg.

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The Chevrolet Corvette shares the same bhp with the 2020 Lotus Evora GT410 3.5 V6 Supercharged (410 bhp)

In terms of power the 6999cc 16V V8 engine produces 425 bhp (316 kW) @ 6400 rpm similar to the 2020 Lotus Evora GT410 3.5 V6 Supercharged (410 bhp) or the 2020 Lotus Evora GT410 Sport 3.5 V6 Supercharged (410 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated V8 throws out 460 lb-ft (623.6 Nm) @ 4000 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2021 Nissan NSX Type S 3.5L V6 (443 lb-ft) or the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (479 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Chevrolet Corvette you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Vauxhall-Opel VXR8 GTS-R 6.2 V8 - [2017] image

The 2017 Vauxhall-Opel VXR8 GTS-R 6.2 V8 (315.4 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Chevrolet Corvette.

The Chevrolet Corvette has a Power to weight ratio of 290.4 bhp per ton and 314.4 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 1966 Corvette competing with the 2017 Vauxhall-Opel VXR8 GTS-R 6.2 V8 (315.4 bhp per ton) or the 2019 BMW 8 Series M8 Competition Coupe 4.4 V8 Turbo F92 (314.2 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Chevrolet Corvette generating around 314.4 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2017 Mercedes S Class 65 AMG 6.0 V12 (339.3 lb-ft per ton) or the 2011 Aston-Martin One77 7.3L V12 (339.2 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 4.8 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 5.0 secs, this made the Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray 427 425hp as fast as the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (4.8 secs) the 2020 Audi TT S Turbo 50 TFSI (4.8 secs) the 2018 Rolls-Royce Cullinan 6.7 V12 Turbo (4.8 secs) the or the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 (4.8 secs). This Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray 427 425hp is also faster than the 2021 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 (4.9 secs) the 2020 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Touring (4.9 secs) the 2017 Volkswagen-VW Golf R 4Motion 2.0 Turbo (4.9 secs) the and the 2017 Volkswagen-VW Golf R 2.0 Turbo (4.9 secs).

Subaru Impreza WRX STI V2 - Classic JDM Wagon - [1995] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Corvette and the 1995 Subaru Impreza WRX STI V2 - Classic JDM Wagon

When talking about the performance of the Chevrolet Corvette on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 12.34 secs @ 110.9 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1995 Subaru Impreza WRX STI V2 - Classic JDM Wagon (12.29 secs), the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6.4 V8 SRT8 (12.29 secs), and the 2013 BMW 5 Series 550i (12.29 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 1966 version of the Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray 427 425hp has a maximum speed of 141mph.

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Top Speed of the 1966 Corvette equals the 2021 Audi e-tron GT Quattro (152 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray 427 425hp then how about the 2021 Audi e-tron GT Quattro (152 mph), the 2017 Volkswagen-VW Arteon 2.0 TDi SCR 4Motion (152 mph), or the 2013 Volkswagen-VW Golf GTi DSG 2.0 Turbo (152 mph).

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