Russia doesn’t do anything small, probably because their nation is 1/5 of the Earth. While traditional 1/4 mile racing still reigns supreme, they don’t stop at 1,320 feet. Unlim 500+ is Europe’s most popular 1/2 racing series, with competitors traveling from Cheshire to the Caucasus. Their most recent event was organized and filmed by Dragtimesinfo, and the highlights focuses on 3 supercars. Here we see a Ferrari 488 GTB vs Audi R8 V10 Plus vs a 715 hp Corvette Z06.
We know that the Audi R8 V10 Plus is AWD, just like its Huracan Cousin. This provides great launches but sending power to all corners is a hindrance at high speeds. The Ferrari 488 GTB has an impressive launch mode, but it only has 560 lb-ft of torque. This is 90 less than a stock Corvette Z06, and this Vette has serious mods. Because it easily has 100 lb-ft more than the Ferrari and 300 lb-ft over the Audi, the results are clear once it hits 4th gear.
Fourth gear in a manual transmission is 1:1. This means the engine’s crankshaft is locked to the differential, allowing no loss in the driveline. It puts the most power to the ground, and it is something Dual-Clutch transmissions can’t do. As speed increases, the DCT gearboxes eat more power because of having twice the amount of moving parts. Because the Corvette reaches 4th near the top-end, it would really benefit from shorter differential gears. Tell us your favorite car of the race and stay with us for all your Unlim500 action!