The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is a fast car, there’s no question about it. Since its launch, the mid-engine sports coupe has been presented with a sprint of zero to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) of less than three seconds when equipped with the performance group Z51.
However, is the Vette C8 fast enough to beat a muscle because it is specially designed to win straight line races? We’re talking about the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, and Throttle house orchestrated a drag race to find the answer.
Now before we watch the drag race video above, let’s fix the numbers here to see how disadvantaged the Corvette C8 is.
We all know that the new Corvette is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 LT2 engine that generates 490 horsepower (365 kilowatts) and 465 pound-feet (630 Newton meters). Note, however, that the secret to the incredible acceleration of the C8 lies in the aggressive reports and the clever design of the Corvette’s first dual-clutch transmission.
On the flip side, the unholy Dodge Demon also uses a 6.2-liter V8 engine, though it gets a boost from a 2.7-liter compressor, allowing it to produce maximum power of 840 hp (626 kW) and 770 lb-ft (1,044 Nm) of torsion with 100-octane fuel. On this race, however, the demon is on 94 octane, so it’s a respectable 808 hp (603 kW).
Obviously, the Dodge Demon has its power advantage, but it’s important to note that the Corvette is much lighter by around 900 pounds (408 kilograms). In addition, the results of drag racing, most often, are in the hands (or foot) of the one at the helm.
So, do you think the Corvette C8 can beat the Dodge Demon on its own turf? Watch the integrated video above to find out.
And oh, we said this race ends in upheaval, right? Well, it depends on who you’re rooting for.