We recently had the chance to test both the Audi R8 V10 Performance and a C8 Corvette, because we’re lucky devils. Both are incredible cars and we’re big fans of both. Both are also astonishingly quick and absolutely do not need any more power. However, these two enthusiasts decided they did need more power and more power they added.
In this new video from Emilia Hartford, she street races her twin-turbocharged C8 Corvette monster up against Whistlin’ Diesel’s twin-turbocharged Audi R8. Both cars make over 1,000 horsepower but it’s the R8 that makes more, with 1,400 horsepower at its max state of tune, where as the C8 makes just over 1,000. That said, Hartford’s ‘Vette isn’t finished; it’s still on a stock ECU and isn’t yet running its max boost capacity. Even still, it’s the most powerful road-legal C8 Corvette in the country, at least that’s known.
On the road, the twin-turbo Audi R8 ends up winning each mini race, by a good margin. Again, the C8 isn’t a finished product, Hartford and her team are still tinkering with it, and it’s still an absolute monster. And to add a feather in her C8’s cap, the R8 actually blew its air filters off its intakes trying to fend her ‘Vette off. So the R8 might be faster but it’s not that much faster and it’s a complete project. When the C8 is done, it should be absolutely insane.
What’s even more impressive is that the Audi R8 is obviously all-wheel drive, whereas the Corvette is rear-wheel drive. So the simple fact that the ‘Vette didn’t light its rear tires up in every gear is quite shocking.
As we said before, we’ve driven both cars in stock for, not too far apart, and both are so intensely fast in standard form and we can’t imagine either car packing over 1,000 horsepower. Kudos to both Hartford and Whistlin’ Diesel for building seriously impressive cars.