Can the formidable Dodge Challenger SRT Demon beat the Chevy Corvette C8?August 1, 2020
As part of a 402-meter straight-line race, the powerful SRT Demon Dodge Challenger and the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette sports coupe competed. The results of the race were not so obvious.
The powerful SRT Demon American muscle car Dodge Challenger was the king of 402 meters straight quarter mile racing, but things always change. While the C8-generation Chevrolet Corvette sports coupe is far less powerful in terms of horsepower, it could give the old Dodge Challenger a serious head start in drag racing.
Such a race was captured by enthusiasts from the JMC RIDES YouTube channel. The Dodge car has smooth tires in the front and sticky Mickey Thompson rubber in the back.
The catalytic converters are gone and it looks like the car has received some upgrades to the standard exhaust system. The Check Engine light is apparently off, which means that pipes without catalysts will make a very, very loud sound.
Judging by the passport data, everything points to an unconditional victory for the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, but to the surprise of everyone present, everything went completely wrong. In the first race, the driver of the 2020 Corvette kicks off almost perfectly and rushes forward in no time, leaving the formidable Demon in the dust from his wheels. And yes, it’s worth noting that the Challenger’s exhaust is so loud that the driver behind the wheel of the Dodge cannot hear the third Corvette beep, which marks the start of the race.
In the next race, both cars start equally well. The Demon quickly gets ahead, but then the Corvette catches up and then overtakes him. Yes, over time, the Challenger does catch up, but that’s not enough – as a result, the C8-generation Corvette is again ahead. The final race basically repeats the second. The Corvette drives off and there is nothing Demon can do to keep up.
So how does the Corvette, with its 495 horsepower engine, beat the evil Challenger SRT Demon with its 808 horsepower. As the Corvette driver said, it’s all about traction. Even with Mickey Thompson tires that are almost slick, Dodge doesn’t seem to be able to grip as effectively as the Chevy on this surface.
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