The mid-engined Corvette was perhaps the most anticipated car of the past decade, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a V8-powered mid-engine sports car with nearly 500 horsepower and 470 pounds of torque, a dual-clutch transmission and head-turning looks, all for less than $60,000 when of his exit. You’d be hard-pressed to find this kind of performance bargain anywhere else. As good as the prize is, winning one from Omaze sounds even better.
Here are the specs of the Corvette in question, according to Omaze:
- Maximum places: 2
- Engine: 6.2L V8
- Transmission: RWD
- Exterior color: to be determined
- Interior color: to be determined
- Maximum power: 495 hp
- Maximum torque: 470 lb-ft
- Acceleration: 0–60 in 2.9 seconds
- Top speed: 194mph
- Fuel consumption: 16/24/19 mpg city/highway/combined
- Fuel capacity: 18.5 gallons
- Approximate retail value: $84,000
- Cash alternative: $63,000
- Special features: Z51 performance package, 3LT trim, carbon fiber accents, 19″/20″ rear alloy wheels, fully digital instrument cluster with head-up display, 8″ HD color infotainment system with touchscreen and navigation, driver-focused cockpit with two-square-spoke racing-inspired steering wheel, 14-speaker Bose Performance Series audio system.
Here’s what we said about the mid-engined Corvette on our first drive:
“The Corvette Stingray we drove at Spring Mountain, pictured above, is equipped with the Z51 track package. It adds an electronic limited-slip differential, larger Brembo brakes with four-piston monoblock calipers, a improved cooling, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, a specific axle ratio, the performance exhaust, the front splitter and the two-piece rear spoiler which together add up to 400 pounds of downforce and the FE3 suspension track-tuned (the base is FE1 and there is no FE2) which tweaks the springs, stabilizer bars, shocks and electronic calibrations.You can upgrade all of this with the optional $1,895 FE4 magnetic suspension , a larger fender, and a pair of upgraded seats.While we didn’t get a chance to try the mid-range $1,495 GT2 seats, we’d recommend trying the high-end Competition Sport seats. range to 1 9 $95 before placing your order – both of your Autoblog test riders were on the thin side and found the bottom of the seat uncomfortably pinched. The standard GT1 seats (pictured below) were fine in this regard and still provide adjustable side bolsters that held us sufficiently in place on the track. The low roof and roll structure also caused headroom issues for this pair of riders over 6 feet, especially with helmets on the track.
“Much has been said that the C8 isn’t available with a traditional manual transmission, but it doesn’t have a traditional automatic either. Frankly, the two would be out of place in what is effectively a mid-engined supercar capable of going from zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds. On the track, the new eight-speed dual-clutch automated manual developed by GM and Tremec is smart enough to change gears at the right time most of the time, but there were still some weird downshift choices and times when it needed to be done. pull a paddle. . This hardly ever happens when using the more aggressive settings of the Porsche PDK or Mercedes AMG automated manual, but this is a criticism of the degrees of excellence. GM and Tremec should be applauded for their efforts.
“The same goes for the big Brembo brakes on the Z51 package which took lap after lap of pounding while retaining their reassuring pedal feel. This pedal itself is also well placed for left-foot braking, which cannot be said for Porsches.
You’re probably wondering, what does it take to win? First of all, according to Omaze, “no donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this contest”. $10 will get you 100 entries, while $50 will get you 1000 entries and $100 will get you 2000 entries.
The donations themselves benefit the 500 Festival Foundation. According to Omaze, “The 500 Festival Foundation supports the 500 Festival in its mission to produce enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500, fostering a positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and the community. “State of Indiana. Your generosity can ensure that everyone has access to Festival 500’s free youth education, health and fitness, and leadership development programs.”
If you want all 495 mid-engined horsepower right up your alley, step in here. The deadline to enter is August 12, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.