Were this showdown between a stock C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and stock R35 Nissan GT-R, there wouldn’t be any doubt about who the victor would be. The rear-wheel-drive, and manual-equipped Corvette would be no match for the GT-R’s all-wheel-drive, dual clutch setup. However, these cars are not stock, and therefore, this battle is a real treat to watch.
Not much information is given on either car, other than that the GT-R was built and tuned by FFTEC. There’s also mention of the GT-R having Alpha Performance’s Alpha 7 package installed, which adds a wealth of parts and unlocks the full potential of the twin-turbo V6 to the point of 700 horsepower on 93 octane pump fuel.
No mention is made of who did the nitrous install on the Corvette, but seeing as it worked, I’d say it’s a safe bet that it was a professional job, not a D.I.Y. deal.
The GT-R clearly launches harder, but also jumped the flagger’s signal, which should have resulted in a re-start. Even with a sub-par launch, the Corvette nearly catches up to the GT-R by the end of the half mile run. The fact that it doesn’t cross the finish line ahead of the GT-R doesn’t matter either, because this is a trap speed showdown, not an outright drag race.
In a trap speed showdown the winning car is the one with a higher speed achieved in the “trap,” which in this case is the half mile of tarmac. The GT-R may have reached the flags first, but it only posted a speed of 162 mph, while the Corvette posted a speed of 164 mph. Winner, Corvette Stingray.
If you want to be entertained further, dive into the comment section for this video on YouTube. If you think the rivalry between the Corvette and the GT-R is fierce on the streets, wait til you see the intense and highly intelligent discourse taking place between their fans on the internet.