Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs. Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica


Every year at Lightning Lap, our drivers take extra care to space themselves over the 4.1 miles of Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course. The last thing you want while setting a hot lap is to be blocked by a slower car. This necessity means that we rarely see speeding cars in close proximity.

preview for 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica: Lightning Lap 2023

That didn’t happen at Lightning Lap 16.

While driver David Beard set out to improve his time in the 2023 Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica, KC Colwell set off in the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. The Corvette locked up the Huracán near the back straight, where Colwell assumed the Huracán had finished its session. Beard didn’t notice the Corvette behind him—the roll cage limits the Huracán’s rear visibility. Both drivers then went on to set their fastest lap times, which were separated by just over a second at the finish line.

After watching the footage repeatedly, we were eager to hear the perspectives of both drivers and share their experience with you. We also visualized the number of seconds separating the two vehicles while on track, so you can see the distance the Huracán gains on the straight and the time the Corvette takes back under braking and through corners.

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