The 2014 Corvette Stingray wasn’t just a big deal for GM; it’s a big deal for Corvette fans all over the world. The Corvette’s cool factor transcends borders and languages, though you can’t expect other automakers to just go quietly into the night. While the Corvette has been readily compared with Bavaria’s best and Italy’s finest exotics, how do the bad boys of Britain stack up against the Stingray?
Goodwood, hosts of the annual Festival of Speed, released this video of the Corvette Stingray battling with an Aston Martin V12 Vantage S and a Jaguar F-Type V8S. Can you guess who came out on top?
Of course Goodwood isn’t your typical race track. Rather, this wet and wild hill climb pits drivers against gravity, and in the case of this video, a rain storm as well. With no driver aids allowed, it’s a battle of skill for racing driver Anthony Reid keep these powerful cars under control. Believe it or not, the Corvette is the least powerful of the trio, which may have been an advantage for once.
So how did the Corvette do? Well the supercharged Jaguar took 1 minute and 11 seconds to complete the hill climb, while the Aston did it in 1 minute and 5 seconds. As for the Corvette, it came in at 1 minute and 4 seconds, narrowly beating the Aston on its home turf, despite a cylinder advantage. For once, American muscle was outmatched in terms of raw power, but still it managed to come out on top, showcasing just how competitive the new Corvette really is.