Chevy Corvette C8 Drag Races Shelby F-150 Super Snake, America Wins
Thomas and James from Throttle house The YouTube channel is no stranger to speed and power. The last episode of the show is no exception, with two drag races between the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8 and the Shelby F-150 Super Snake; one race from a standing start, and the other from a continuous start.
As Thomas said at the start, this drag race makes no sense. A Corvette facing an F-150 pickup? That said, the Shelby-modified F-150 has a number of laps up its sleeves. The biggest advantage of the F-150 is under the hood, with a 5.0-liter V8 boosted by 770 horsepower (574 kilowatts), helped by a 2.9-liter Whipple compressor that gives certain engines an appearance microscopic in comparison. With the help of the massive fan and other minor engine mods, the Super Snake is able to go up to 60 mph (96 km / h) in just over three seconds.
Meanwhile, the Corvette C8 is no stranger to speed. Being the first mid-engine Corvette, the new configuration gives it an advantage in drag racing. According to Throttle house, the weight of the engine on the rear wheels will give the C8 superior traction offline. With the launch control system seen in ‘Vette, the Super Snake will need something special to gain an advantage on the starting line.
Not surprisingly, the Super Snake was not victorious in either race. Although the pickup poses some powerful numbers, they just weren’t enough. However, if we were given a day on the track with the Super Snake or the C8, we would have a tough decision to make. While the Corvette is the fastest car, the F-150 is a lover of cornering entertainment with its extra power. The Super Snake looks straight at home by drifting into a corner on the locking stops.
What would you do if you had the opportunity to get into one or the other of these beasts? Let us know in the comments below.