Watch Corvette C8 Drag Race Stock Jeep Trackhawk
In May, there was a little outrage – a Jeep Trackhawk beat a Chevrolet Corvette C8 in a drag race. This was, of course, an unfair match since the Corvette C8 was in stock (it was Chevy dude) and the Trackhawk has been upgraded to 900 horsepower. It beat the mid-engined Corvette by almost a full second.
This time, let’s see a fairer confrontation between the two. Hennessey Performance pitted a stock Jeep Trackhawk against a fairly stock Corvette C8 (it has a stainless steel exhaust system). I guess that puts these two cars on the same ground.
On a side note, the bloated Grand Cherokee here was about to get an HPE1000 upgrade from Hennesey, so that was its last hurray before some serious updates. Before we watch the video, let’s compare the numbers first.
As we all know by now, the Corvette C8 is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 that produces 495 horsepower (361 kilowatts) and 470 pound-feet (637 Newton-meters) of torque. The C8’s secret weapon is its aggressive gearing and clever dual-clutch transmission design, which allows the mid-engined Vette to hit 60 so quickly.
On the other hand, the stock Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has a supercharged V8 that produces 707 hp (527 kW) and 645 lb-ft (875 Nm) of twist. Of course, it does a lot more than the Corvette, but keep in mind that the Chevy is also a lot lighter than the Jeep.
With these facts exposed, who do you think won this straight line race? The lighter Vette or the more powerful Trackhawk? The video is embedded above, but feel free to let us know your opinion in the comments section below.