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Chevy Corvette E-Ray Battles BMW M8 Competition in Edmunds U-Drags

Two fast coupes, but only one winner

Edmunds U-Drags: BMW M8 Competition vs. Chevy Corvette E-Ray
  • The BMW M8 Competition and Chevy Corvette E-Ray duke it out, U-Drags style.
  • Both have all-wheel drive, V8 engines, and a ton of power.
  • So, which coupe wins? Watch our video to find out.

The BMW M8 Competition is no stranger to the Edmunds U-Drags track. It's taken down plenty of opposition, and its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 is a thing of glory, putting out 617 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Throw in a quick-shifting automatic transmission and a high-performance all-wheel-drive system and you have yourself a genuine continent crusher.

Not content to let the BMW take down America time after time, the folks at Chevrolet have sent down their latest — and quickest — Corvette ever. The new E-Ray puts out 655 hp and 592 lb-ft of torque and it also uses all-wheel drive thanks to a front-mounted electric motor that pulls from a small battery pack. The Vette is a touch lighter, lower, and built for cornering fast, not just going fast in a straight line. That might just give it the edge it needs to take down the Bimmer.

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Both of these easily have the chops to take home the W, but who's it gonna be? Watch on to find out.