This would be more interesting if it were a Tesla topping the ‘Vette in a grudge match, but this isn’t exactly apples to apples. Nicole Wakelin on how the Corvette got beat:
The 2015 Corvette Z06 is a supercharged monster with a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft or torque at the ready. It has a 0-62 MPH time of 3.1 seconds and will leave a lot of cars choking on its dust.
Watch the video of how fast the McLaren MP4-12C goes by the Corvette.
It looks like someplace sunny and warm with all those palm trees passing by in a blur, but the biggest blur is the Corvette disappearing into the distance behind the McLaren. It’s absolutely no contest as the two line up on the road and it looks like the Corvette driver completely forgets that the car has a gas pedal.
The Corvette is about 1,000 pounds heavier. The McClaren clocks in at about $240,000.