...Like I said, the Emira will likely be more fun to drive, but won’t beat the C8 in pure performance.
How about if you measure performance by cornering force or lap times?Only if you measure "performance" in straight line speed.
Haven't seen any numbers published for Emira but the (comparable) 2020 Evora tested by C&D delivered 1.04g.
MT test of C8 (Z51 pkg) was also 1.04g.
So we'll have to wait for a real world quantified test of the Emira to confirm, but given the C8 advantage in HP and acceleration I'd say it's likely to be faster around a racetrack, and many back roads.
However that doesn't mean the Emira will be any less fun to drive. Car mag quote shamelessy lifted from some other post somewhere:
"Knowing that a car can pull 0.95g on a skidpad is like knowing a woman wears a size 34C bra. Each figure reveals one significant and specific characteristic, but doesn't say anything about the overall, uh, handling experience. "