Is the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray faster than the 2015 BMW i8 Hybrid in a straight up drag race? In other words, which is faster….a traditional V8 or the new BMW Hybrid gasoline and electric i8. Just watch this TFLcar drag race video to find out.
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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has a 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 460-horsepower and reaching 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds (4.1 with 1 foot of rollout as on a drag strip) and clears the quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds at 113.7 mph.
BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).