We’ve seen it before: the epic 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 placed beside a 2022 Ford GT. It is a race between two American supercars with significantly different price tags. You might think the cheaper car is bound to lose simply for the sake of pricing, but as more expensive doesn’t always mean better, the drag race’s results may surprise you once again.
This particular Ford GT is more unique than the previous one we saw when the C8 Corvette Z06 first came out, as this is one of only three examples of the third-generation Signature Series featuring a retro-inspired livery paying homage to its GT40 ancestry. This unique Ford GT is powered by a twin-turbocharged Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine with 660 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. That alone is nothing to scoff at, especially when the 2022 Ford GT only tips the scales at 3,014 pounds, meaning that power has much less to carry to accelerate to ludicrous speeds.
On the other hand, the C8 Corvette Z06 is equipped with GM’s flat-plane crank 5.5L LT6 V8 engine, which delivers a whopping 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Let that sink in for a second. It has more power than the Ford GT, without any assistance from turbochargers or even superchargers. Now imagine what this thing could do with twin-turbochargers.
As for the previously mentioned price tags, the Ford GT costs over $600,000, even more so now that it’s no longer being manufactured as Multimatic, tasked with building the Ford GT, is filling its manufacturing facility with the Ford Bronco DR, Mustang GTD, as well as the Mustang GT3, GT4, Dark Horse R and Dark Horse S race cars. As for the C8 Corvette Z06, the starting price is just over $100,000. Check out the video above to see why there’s so much hype surrounding the Z06 and why it’s considered a supercar, not just America’s Sports Car.